I was told to hit Evita’s for the salsa and the enchiladas. Since I dig both, I headed on over. Evita’s has won a few local awards for salsa at the Oxnard salsa festivals and you can view their various awards right over the salsa bar. I was hoping I was in for, at the least, some really good salsas.
Evita’s Mexican Café – Ventura off of Main St
Evita’s is a little pink restaurant on the side of Main St, at the East end, before you hit the Pacific View Mall. Even though I rarely enter a pink building, because it is a man card violation, I figured it was for a good cause and I had already gotten another violation that day for watching Footloose.
Adam Richman takes on the B3 at the NASCAR Café in Las Vegas and hits some other great spots around Vegas. Only 2 people have eaten an entire B3. Would Adam be number 3?
Man Vs Food – Las Vegas
Adam starts the trip at Hash House A-Go-Go off the strip. Everything in the place is huge, from the 16 inch pancakes to the enormous fried chicken eggs benedict. No, that’s not a spelling error. They actually have a fried chicken eggs benedict. Half the things on this dish are grilled, including the mashed potatoes and the cheese. They actually grill the cheese by itself. Then it’s covered in homemade biscuits, tomatoes, bacon, sauce and eggs. If you’re trying to give your body a heart attack test this would probably be a great way. This joint even has bacon in the waffles. I’d probably have a stroke just parking my car there.
We need more places around the area that give us a decent breakfast for a good price, that isn’t fast food and isn’t the highly marketed 10 minute “eat it and then get out ’cause we need the table for the next group” kinda place. I think I found a good option in Ventura that has a simple menu, good prices and fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s next to a cool little coffee joint called Caffrodite’s.
Jim & Rob’s Fresh Grill – Main St not to far from Ventura High school
You’re gonna have to keep a sharp eye out for them, but they are right on a corner. They look more like a taco stand than a place to get breakfast, but they have great outside seating. Ventura is a place that’s perfect for outside seating. The weather changes are, for the most part, very small. So most of the time you actually want to be outside enjoying a great meal.
There are no servers here. It’s an order it and then pick it up kind of place, which means you only have to tip the cooks if you want to. The food is pretty good though, so you’ll probably want to give them a tip. I enjoyed my breakfast so much that I gave them a great tip. “Never play leap frog with a unicorn!” Now if that’s not a good tip then I don’t know what is. Continue reading
I took a little journey south of the border, well, south of Main St anyways. I had heard many good things about El Taco de Mexico. However, what they did not tell me was that there were like 5 of these places, all over Ventura County. Without knowing which one was the good one, I was hopeful that I might get lucky.
El Taco de Mexico – Ventura, Main St by the Pacific View Mall
The first thing I noticed about this joint was that it was like a sauna inside. The heat was horrible. I was only inside for 10 minutes so far and was sweating like I stole something. If they are not going to kick up the AC then they need to invest in some el fanos.
Wiping the sweat from my eyes I noticed that the menu was 20% Spanish and 80% pictures. Lucky for me I took 3 years of Spanish in high school, finally I’d get to use it for something. Continue reading
B and I went on a little journey to San Diego to expand the EatmeCalifornia empire and bring you guys a little sampling from our sister city to the south.
We actually intended to eat much earlier in the day and maybe give you a sampling from a bit closer to LA but we were cruising through traffic really well and the radio kept playing blocks of Brian’s favorite artists like KC and the Sunshine Band, Zamfir’s wood flute, and a solid block of the blond Frankenstein John Tesh. Had they played Celine Dion I’m afraid we wouldn’t have stopped at all.
However, no such luck, no Celine, so we ended up stopping in Oceanside and hit an interesting spot called Davina’s Cabo Grill. Continue reading
I have to start this post by saying thanks to Mikey. Your goddamned mini sirloin burger post has me craving all kinds of junk food. I didn’t even think they looked appetizing, it was that freaking jingle that set me off. But rather then go full-on into the fast food, I decided to seek out a fast food alternative and one of Thousand Oaks’ hidden gems.
P & L Burgers – On Avenida De Los Arboles between Erbes and the 101, Thousand Oaks
I wasn’t in the mood for a burger since Mikey and I grilled up some great ones on Monday. I guess that was the start of the problem. But rather than ignore it, in the vain hope that it will go away, I decided to embrace the craving. Continue reading
After some much needed R & R, Mikey and I are back, giving you more of what you need: Lowered expectations Great food reviews. We had an awesome trip to San Francisco and have a couple good reviews for you guys to sink your teeth into. The good stuff will be coming up later this week. I’ll be the first to admit that today’s review is a bit of a filler. From the title of this post, you’ve probably figured out that this post is going to be about a deli. I’ve been reviewing a lot of these places lately and I’ve noticed that they all have one thing in common. They seem to think they’re famous.
I think these delis are famous in the way that reality TV contestants are famous. Which is to say, not famous at all. With the exception of Jerry’s Famous Deli, I think that they need to have their permission to use the word “famous” revoked. It just sets the expectations too high, and when they don’t follow through, I’m crushed. I think that from now on, if I go to a “famous” deli and the food ain’t up to par, I will insist that they change there name to insert name here‘s overrated deli. But, enough of me on my soapbox, let’s make with the review already. Continue reading