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Wednesday, 18 January 2006

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Professor Salt

Great story, Kirk.

I love these kind of old time butcher shops, they're a dying breed. How's this place compare to Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad? I rather like the smoked meat selection at Tip Top.

Kathy

Hi Kirk!

lol. that's about the happiest burger I've ever seen. Now only if I could take a bite! It's been to long since I've have a fresh, thick juicy patty. Why do I torture myself with your posts?!

Rachel

*Drool* I love a great, thick, beefy burger. It looked like it was grilled to perfection yum yum!

clare eats

Great burger :) I like that the missus took a nap afterwards ;)

I am so in for mustard, I think it is the german in me ;) hehhehehehehe

elmomonster

Wendy's eh?? At least that's my guess to Xxxyyy's. Great story and great lookin' burger! Your wife is a lucky woman!

Kirk

Hi PS - Thanks for commenting. I've been to Tip Top once, when first moved to San Diego back in 2001, so I really don't remember much. But I remember I enjoyed the "vibe" there. I'll make a point to take a trip out there, once it gets closer to grilling season. What I can say about IMF is that they are owned by the large Cohn Restaurant group, but still go for a neighborhood meat market "style". The meats are always good, as is the poultry - from Fulton Valley Farms. I really don't care for the sausages/smoked meats/marinated meats/seafood there. For sausages, I prefer Sausage King in Mission Hills/Hillcrest, though the service can be rather "tough".

Hi Kathy - Thanks! LOL! The smiley face didn't come out real well - you could say it "couldn't cut the mustard".

Hi Rachel - The Missus said it's the best burger she had in a while. I think it's just that she hadn't eaten a burger in a long time.

Hi Clare - I like brown mustard on my burger. Don't know why, but I just do! The Missus just wants "Da' Beef".

Hi Elmo - You shoulda' been a detective. LOL! Funny thing is; I don't think there are any Xxxxy's in Honolulu anymore.

Kristy

When you wrote about hearing the Waa...Waa...Waa....Waa...Waas..., I totally thought of Charlie Brown! ;) Great story!

Kirk

Hi Kristy - That's exactly what I was "copying"! LOL!

mizducky

Dude, are we doing an unconscious telepathic blogging thing or what? I hadn't checked in on your blog in a couple of days, until just now--right after I posted a whole entry on my eGullet blog about visitng Iowa Meat Farms! I even posted a photo of the danged plastic steer out front! But you know what they say about great minds thinking alike ... :-) Oh yeah, and I love mustard on burgers too. Cheers!

Kirk

Hi mizducky - I call it blogger-rhythms. I've noticed that on many occasions, bloggers in the same area all eat or crave the same dish or style of food at the same time. It's very strange and uncanny!

Rachel

P/S Kirk, I think your wife has the best business prowess ... she always manages to persuade you to get her the food she craves ! She should start up some classes for the rest of us girls ;)

Kirk

Hi Rachel - We having a little repartie' around the house....If I ask for something? I will ask how much! If I ask you to jumo? I will ask how high!!!! I think we're joking around.... Maybe she should start some classes, she's got me trained! I call it her Chinese Mind-control. LOL!

milgwimper

Ahh I love those types of meat places. Well you saw the place Jo and I go and get privsions from, Dittmers. But man it was nice seeing the one you go to, and I love the wonderful service(usually). The burger looks awesome. Cute oniony nose, does that mean he can smell a stinker a mile away... ;P

Kirk

Hi Mills - I think he is the stinker you smell a mile away! :o)

Reid

Kirk,

Homemade burgers are the best, aren't they? A chilly afternoon sounds like just the right reason for firing up the grill.

Kirk

Hi Reid - You're right; nothing beats a homemade burger seasoned to your taste.

Jack

Kirk, Now that I'm closer to Iowa Meat Farms, I've been going here more frequently...mostly going for the two-legged family members, sometimes for those of the four-legged type. They are on a raw diet and love the marrow bones.

Kirk

Hi Jack - I'm sure they (the 2 legged and 4 legged members of the family) appreciate the effort. We still go out of our way to get our meat here, even though Seisel's is closer.

Beth

I don't know how long you've been in San Diego but I grew up around Mission Gorge and there used to be a very small Cohn family restaurant in that same parking lots back in the 80s. It was called Rory's and it was a 50s style diner. Very popular back in the day. Now it's a car lot.

Just a little S.D. food history lesson... LOL.

Kirk

Hi Beth - We moved to San Diego in 2001, so really don't know much about "restaurant history" here. I did read about Rory's on the CRG website, though. Thanks for the info.

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