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The owner eddie is one of the most down to earth individuals I've ever encountered. I lost my cell phone, and I had a good idea it was in my vehicle, so I had to find someone to call it, I went inside to ask for assistance, he could have said no, been selffish, and been on his way, but he went outside his store and helped out. So I returned his kindness by trying out the food. Being chinese, and having worked at domino's pizza for 4 years as a shift manager, and delivering pizzas on a bicycle in downtown San Diego, Pizza Hut in Mayport FL and Chula Vista CA for 1 year as a driver, Papa Johns for 1 year as a driver, and Broadway Pizza years ago as a cook, I have a pretty good idea what good pizza is, and I am also vegetarian. The pizza is fantastic, their is fresh, made to order and also pizza already made for fast service. They also have other foods and salads besides pizza. If you want down to earth, friendly stellar service, and great food, look no further. This is the place for you! From 1 to 10, I give it a 9.8. I will make YouTube movies later on this business and other businesses.I am also a former professional secret shopper/mystery shopper, I used to write reports for hours on the service of businesses, employees, almost like restaurant impossible, mystery diners and bar rescue, so I know good service when I see it, and if the employees actually care, were human, we make mistakes, I attempt to remain objective and fair. And the customer isn't always right, credit where credit is due.I don't do or care for typing, email, text, and here are just a few reasons why below."Rules are flawed, as flawed as the people and ignorant fools that make them." - intellectualgivers"Freedom of expression, freedom of speech overrides most rules." - intellectualgivers"People want to attempt to sound sophisticated and smart when they sound smug and petty." - intellectualgivers"Religious people try to impose their ignorant close minded foolish flawed morality on others, not knowing any better, nothing more nothing less." - intellectualgivers"A party is like a religion, it straight jackets your mind." Jack Kevorkian May 26, 1928 - Present (age 82) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S."All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right." - Doctor Jack Kevorkian May 26, 1928 - Present (age 82) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S."You got every right in the world to do and say what you want, as long as you don't harm or threaten anybody or any property" - Doctor Jack Kevorkian May 26, 1928 - Present (age 82) Pontiac, Michigan, U.S."email, instant messenger and typing inpersonalizes effective communication between people. You do not see there face, you do not know there mannerisms, the sound or tone of there voice. It is substandard communication, and the anonymity of the internet and email has virtually made it impossible for old fashioned personalized effective communication." "It is not the greatest thing since sliced bread." - intellectualgivers"My take on email and typing. The biggest problem I see is being ignored. People can be narcissistic, flatulent, arrogant, condescending, aristocratic, or all of the above. There is nothing more wrong than sending someone a communication via e-mail, you are articulate, like to express yourself fully, taking the time to write the e-mail, sending it, expecting a reply, then never getting one." - intellectualgivers"Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something." - Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931)
Walking past El Vitral along the open stadium of Petco Park, shelves of premium tequila glisten in the restaurant window. Walking into the establishment, it becomes evident that tequila is definitely a theme. And why not? It is a quality product from Mexico, which falls in line with Chef/Owner Pablo Becker’s whole vision. His vision is to introduce all things good from fine Mexican cuisine and changing the way San Diego views Mexican food. If that isn’t the best first impression, wait until you walk into the main attraction, the open kitchen. Floor to ceiling stainless steel wrapped in glass pane, the kitchen is the ultimate centerpiece. Chef Becker compares the development of a restaurant is like fitting together pieces of the puzzle. He knows because he speaks from experience. When he first started in the restaurant business his mentor asked him to start like any other employee with no prior experience; by washing dishes. From there, he went through every step of the business from the bottom up. Today, as a restaurateur, he knows a restaurant inside and out and top to bottom. In fact from the hostess to the bartender, all are trained to answer any questions a patron might have about the décor, the various brands of tequila and most importantly, the food. Also on his team is Chef de Cuisine Norma Martinez. She heads the concept menu and blends items in like grandma’s mole recipe. With Chef Becker’s depth of culinary skills, extensive restaurant experience, and love for the restaurant industry, El Vitral is a definite home run.
Some restaurants don't only speak for themselves, but yell. And you should be caught by Mama Testa, every dish is made from scratch. In an age when fusion is all the rage, Mama Testa is happy to show that going back to the authentic is by no means archaic. Each dish represents a focus on the traditions and techniques responsible for producing complicated flavors and textures. This is all especially true when fish tacos are the topic of conversation. Mama Testa was the first restaurant in San Diego to take on Bobby Flay, as part of Throwdown with Bobby Flay. And although these tacos may not have been the original cause of Mama Testa's good reputation, besting Flay was a great way to prove that it was one fish taco you don't want to miss.What made all this possible is Cesar Gonzalez, owner of Mama Testa, and his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. He didn't want free range chicken just for the health reasons or because it was the current trend, but because only free range can bring out the flavors realized by the dishes as they are made in Mexico. In fact, all the fresh ingredients are for making Mexican food the way Mexicans do. And Cesar knows that just the food is not enough to give a sense of the culture, so he has made sure that while you dine, you can't help but notice the decor; pieces taken from themes of the golden era of Mexican movies and chairs baring actor's names. The entire idea of Mama Testa Taqueria is to fill your senses with the flavors, smells and sights of Mexico. A goal it has surely achieved.
Nestled in the heart of Ocean Beach at the west end of Newport Ave., Dreamgirls is a quaint and attractive woman's clothing store and boutique. The owner, Bridget McGirr, is passionate about what she does. She has a hands-on staff that reflects her enthusiasm. Bridget and her team are excited to serve whoever walks through the door whether they are a frequent customer or just passing through. They take pride in helping unravel the personality of each customer in order to find what suits the individual best. And don't be surprised if the employees and Bridget make you smile and laugh in the process. Should they feel like their store is unable to provide for a potential buyer, they will let them know having no qualms about not making a sale. Because Dreamgirls is located in Ocean Beach, which has its own vibe, the range of her clientele varies greatly. The locals bring a different flavor than vacationers from all over the world, but Dreamgirls likes them all. This is why the personal approach the Dreamgirls staff takes with the individual is so important in regards to figuring out what is suitable for that specific customer. They are constantly on the move trying to find their customers the perfect wardrobe for any occasion. There isn't a shi-shi fru-fru, arrogant air about the store and staff, but this is not a grungy, grassroots boutique either. If you haven't been to this store before, now is a great time to stop in. The staff at Dreamgirls can't wait to meet you.
The Ciabatta bread was absolutely wonderful. I had the option of adding any veggies to the sandwich and asked to have a little bit of all of them. Perfect mixture of fresh veggies, fresh bread and quality meats and cheeses. A very well constructed sandwich. Complimented by a tasty dill pickle. The same can be said for all of the items reviewed here. Brian “Dirty Del” Delprino knows his sandwiches. And he should, he has been dreaming about this business long before it opened about two years ago. For what he has added to the San Diego Restaurant scene, and a right near Petco Park, add to the mix that he is an SDSU you Grad and one can almost forgive him for his OC roots. Dirty Del’s is small but its impact is big. 6 flat panels are spread around ensuring that on those packed nights (and there are many) one is guarantee to see the game. Heck, the pro’s both Charger and Padre do occasionally pop in too. “It’s the happy hour that really pulls the crowd in,” says bartender/server Lauren Shortliffe. Those run Monday to Saturday from 4 to 7pm and again from 10pm to midnight, and all day Sunday. The draw - 1$ shots, 2$ Bud/Bud Lite, and 4$ cocktails.I disagree, I think it is the sandwiches. Dirty Del’s should be on your list of places to visit.
Order the Squash Blossoms...Order the Squash Blossoms...did you hear me? Order the Squash Blossoms!My friend and I ate here before going to the theater and the biggest problem was I ate way too much and was uncomfortable during the entire musical. Nothing like watching Wicked while turning green yourself! Seriously, the squash blossoms are so delectable and light, full of flavor, and simply one of the best appetizers I've ever had. We also shared the polenta board, which is polenta severed table side with the ragu of the day. The polenta was creamy and delightful, and the ragu is always different ours was filled with summer veggies and full bodied flavors.For our main courses I ordered the spring lamb bolognese rigatoni and my friend ordered the short rib pappardelle. I really wish I had stopped eating half way through my pasta, however it was so delicious I couldn't control myself. Cucina Urbana is totally worth putting on your list of places to mangia!
What a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant! . The menu is excellent, the ambiance is warm and inviting. The patrons are warmly greeted by the manager, Steve Zagen. He makes his patrons feel like he is genuinely happy to see them. When they leave, he genuinely thanks them for coming and says that he hopes to see them again. He visits the tables and makes sure the patrons are satisfied. Who does that anymore?! We actually thought he was the owner. Our waiter was excellent, as was the rest of the upbeat staff. ( He even gave us extra bread to take home. ) The menu is wonderful. The pizzas are fabulous because the dough is light and the cheese is top quality. They certainly don't skimp at DeMille's! The antipasti salad and appetizers are generous and delicious, as is everything on the menu. DeMille's is definitely worth the trip to Kensington. Dress is casual and families feel comfortable, as does everyone else. We will return, again and again.
I come to this location nearly everyday for their Avocado toast, Popey Juice and Manhattan Mocha. I am addicted to these three items and recommend them to everyone! Try it at least once because you'll always come back for more. The best qualities that I love about this establishment is their organic options, everything is organic, even the Manhattan Mocha is made with organic coffee. The juices are by far some of the freshest I have ever had and I truly believe this health and wellness juice bar sets the standard for all other juice bars. When you like to maintain a healthy lifestyle like I do you need a place that can provide cleansing juices on the go and online. I also love that this local is ready to go with your juice cleanses and you can even have them delivered fast! when ordering online. If you haven't tried Vitality Tap then you MUST! I believe in their products, like I said. I am here nearly everyday at least once per day.
Unique. Vintage. Colorful. You will find yourself uttering these words as you walk in and out of Five Loaves Two Fish clothing. Located in the heart of Little Italy in downtown San Diego, this little clothing shop reeks with ambience you can taste from the moment you set foot in the door. Vintage fabric and a very unique style of design is what these designers focus on.Kit and Heather specialize in hand made clothing designed for girls, teens and women. They do the traveling themselves to find you the highest quality of clothing with a variety of tastes. With a very relaxed, calming and inviting atmosphere, you will find yourself exploring fabrics from around the world made into colorful self expressing outfits.With an unforgettable name like Five Loaves Two Fish, grab your daughter and spend a girl’s day out exploring their unique little clothing shop. You might just find yourself with five dresses, and two smiles.
I love the Garlic Shack! I had read many reviews before visiting and so was expecting some giant size meals, but OH MY GOSH. My burger was the biggest that I have ever laid my eyes on. And those fries, I cannot even describe how amazing they were. $6 for a large is always good enough for me, but you could make a meal of the fries themselves, there were just so many! Garlicky, salty, perfect; I am in love with those fries. The food was definitely amazing. My friend's Korean Beefholic was huge enough for me to steal a few unnoticed bites and was nearly as good as my awesome burger. Besides the food though, the service was just top-notch incredible! Every single person on the staff is so nice, it's hard to describe.