Here we are at the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares which of course for me is a bummer because I love this show and EMC are huge fans of Gordon Ramsey. Luckily though we go from Kitchen Nightmares right into Master Chef. We did not get a chance to review the first season of Master Chef last year so I’m looking forward to it this year. In addition I have a few more episodes of Kitchen Nightmares to throw on here as my dvr had mono for a couple weeks and did not record some of my shows. Grab a beer and your favorite crawdad and lets head to New Orleans to Oceana.
Oceana – New Orleans
Last week was twins, this week we got just plain brothers. Don’t worry folks these brothers are not only brining back the George Michael stubble look but they are also crazier than our main man Charlie Sheen. Sorry Charlie we had to throw you in the mix at some point. We also have a red cheeked angry head chef thrown into the mix creating a wonderful red cheeked, gold chained, stubbly, greasy haired anger tornado. Good luck Gordon!
The Ocean located on Bourbon St making it prime stop for tourist and locals. Owned by brothers Moe and Rami who bought it from their father they spend wonderful New Orleans afternoons yelling at each other, the staff, the tourists, the dogs, the Levies, the street lamps, and the food. I seriously can’t understand how they have a staff. There has got to be a better job than this place. I’d rather be a Wall mart greeter. I’d rather be in a Nicolas Cage movie. Hell, I’d rather be the guy who hoses down the streets after Mardi Gras than work for these guys. What’s really great is that the only things that aren’t angry in this place are the cock roaches and the rats that are living off the fact these guys can’t clean to save there angry lives. Continue reading
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
My Mom and I went out on Sunday for Father’s day. Since my Dad passed a few years back, we’ve kinda made it into a little family tradition. Usually we go someplace nice because that’s what Mom deserves. This year, I gave her three options to choose from and since she was in the mood for seafood, she picked Fins in Westlake.
Fins – Westlake Blvd. and Townsgate in Westlake Village
I was pretty excited to eat here because I had heard good things. The decor is upscale and the service is professional, if not overly so. We got there on time for our reservation and were sat immediately. Things seemed to be starting off quite nicely.
It has been a long time since I’ve had a waitress put my napkin in my lap for me. I find the practice annoying and was put off when the waitress grabbed my napkin and unceremoniously dropped it in my lap. I was even more annoyed when she did the same thing to my mom. I mean, this is Westlake Village, not Beverly Hills. Here’s my new rule: If jackets aren’t required to dine, don’t touch my damn napkin. Continue reading
Before I get into this post, I’d like to thank everyone who reads us, for helping EatMeCalifornia get its first 10,000 visitors. Mikey and I are thankful for your support. Now, on to the review…
I spent my Sunday at Disneyland, also known as the happiest place on earth. It was an awesome day and I hadn’t been to the magic kingdom in the better part of a decade. Unfortunately, this trip wasn’t for pleasure. It was all about business. The business of sandwiches.
One of our great readers, Andy, read our review of Jack’s Deli in Westlake and recommended that I try the monte cristo sandwich at Disney’s Blue Bayou restaurant for a direct comparison. And that, my friends, is exactly what I did.
The Blue Bayou Restaurant – Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, Anaheim, CA