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
What do you get when you mix classic Italian cuisine with a little bit of home-grown Cajun? The answer is Fiamme. This new addition to the Thousand Oaks dining scene went in where the old Alessio went out. In essence the menu has remained Italian, but the prices are better and the owners, Jerry and Liz, have added a little of bit of Cajun fun and flavor to the dining experience.
There’s something to be said for eating in a beautiful setting. This restaurant is richly appointed and comfortable. The red hues and wrought iron, soft chairs and softer light make it a place befitting a fine Italian restaurant. As far as looks go, this place can compete with anywhere I’ve been in Ventura County, or anywhere else for that matter. Continue reading