Category Archives: Hillcrest

Who’s your Daddy?

by Brian

We’ve entered the era of the dog.  It’s official.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, burgers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.  But the newest trend lately seems to be the gourmet hot dog restaurant.  Today’s review comes from a recent trip I made down to San Diego.  I was staying with my great friend, Lisa, who has the most comfy air mattress in the history of the universe.  Seriously, that thing is goooood.  Anyway, what was I talking about?  Oh, right, hot dogs.

Daddy’s Hot Dogs – On University Ave, in Hillcrest

Back in the day (i.e. the 80s) the concept of gourmet food meant white tablecloths, celebrity sightings and people who I would normally refer to as “total douchers.”  Luckily, the concept has evolved a fair amount over the years and legitimate gourmet food can be found in the most unlikely place, or places (if it’s a food truck).  Daddy’s Hot Dog’s isn’t going to win any awards for decor, and it would not inaccurately be described as a ‘hole in the wall.’  Literally.

See? A hole… in a wall.

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Happy Mardi Gras from EMC

by Brian

Happy Fat Tuesday to all of our loyal readers.  As promised, I am giving you a fresh review to peruse.  Hopefully you are all having a great time tonight and remember, “laissez les bon temps roulez.”

So in honor of this great party holiday, I set off in search of some authentic Cajun food in the heart of San Diego.  I’m happy to report that I found a spot that’s only 10 minutes or so from my house.  Lucky me… you know how I love my spicy food.

Gulf Coast Grill – On Park Blvd. between University and El Cajon.

There aren’t many Cajun/creole options in the Greater San Diego area.  In fact, besides this place I only know of one other, and it’s in old town.  Since I generally avoid old town and its horrendous parking situation, I was pretty stoked to find out about Gulf Coast Grill.   Continue reading

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