Monday, July 29, 2013

Food Glorious Food!

This month's book club choice was The Execution of Noa P. Singleton...

So this book is pretty serious, thought provoking as well...but my blog post is not...I saw a few other people decided to run with the "last meal" idea, so I did, too! (It's summer break for me-can't get too deep now!)  Joe and I would like to think we are foodies...we're not real, fancy food foodies...but we love a good meal!  Triple D is one of our fav shows!  Whenever we go somewhere new, we look to see if they are any places recommended by the food network! So, running with the "last meal" idea, I decided to blog about several places I'd choose, depending on where I was!

San Diego....ahh...this is hard, but I'd have to go with Phil's BBQ in Ocean Beach.  LOVE that place! We go every time we are there-yummy pulled pork sandwiches "The Bro-ham"-tangy BBQ sauce, crispy coleslaw...oh my mouth is watering!  The line is long-I recommend going right when it opens on the weekend or for lunch during the week.  If we lived there, I bet we'd eat there once a week.  Its very inexpensive, as well. Joe and I can make two sandwiches out of one 6.95 sandwich.  Here's Joe on Father's Day 2012-happy as can be.

Los Angeles (I'll eat work my way up CA)...well, this is hard too...Joe and I always make our list of places we have to eat when we plan trips to LA.  It changes depending on our mood, but Killer Shrimp is always on it!  Unfortunately, the one most convenient for us closed down, and we haven't been to the new location yet in Marina Del Ray, but we cannot wait to go. I always get the main dish...shrimp served over spicy sauce on pasta.  I hear they have expanded their menu...the shrimp on pasta, rice or just as is used to be the only thing they served.  We really wanted to go last time we were in LA (June), but it didn't I'll wait...not so patiently...for our next trip... (Just looked on the website-they are opening one up in Santa Barbara now!!!!)

San Francisco...our friend Steph has introduced us to some great places to eat!  When I went in May for my birthday weekend, we went to 1300 Fillmore for the fried chicken. Oh my word-delish!  The place is dark and fancy, with a jazzy vibe.  The drinks are stiff...a little too strong...but the chicken was one of the best things I've tried!  Finished with beignets for dessert...the best birthday meal ever!

Home...ahh, good old home town...what will I eat??? Either the Californian Burrito from Victoria's or the French Dip from the Branding Iron (with a side of gazpacho)...if you locals haven't tried those, you need to!!

And I will end with one last place that is found in many areas...The Cheesecake Factory...yes, it's a chain...BUT the Jambalaya is OH.SO.GOOD.  Spicy with tons of shrimp and chicken and veggies...I always order it, even though they have about 50,000 things on the menu.  Once I find something I like on a menu, it's hard for me to stray!

Have I made you hungry yet? I know I am hungry now...hungry and needing a vacation to scout out some more food places!  Share your fav with me!

This post was inspired by the novel The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver. Mere months before Noa’s execution, her victim’s mother changed her mind Noa’s sentence and vows to help stay the execution. Join From Left to Write on July 30 as we discuss The Execution of Noa P. Singleton.. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

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