Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tax day!

Pay them up. Did you have a special tax day meal?

I did not.

We’ve never stepped inside a Costco until this weekend – we might start doing some of our grocery shopping there. Any favorites? Portions are better suited for families but depending on what it is - we should be able to find items that work for us. We are always looking for quick and easy meal ideas. The rotisserie chickens looks big and at just (I think) $4.99, a great value. Other things don’t appear to be that inexpensive. Now, do they do samples daily or just on weekends?

Random notes.
I see the Cohn Restaurant Group has added longtime OB restaurant, Thee Bungalow, to their collection of restaurants. A check of their website also shows a 3 course prime rib meal deal served up at Dakota each Monday for $25.

Speaking of local restaurant groups, I’ve lived in San Diego for 4 years and have yet to eat at one of the Brigantine family of restaurants. The Brig seems like a steak and fish place – we’ve often had Zócalo Grill in mind when we think about Old Town but have not been there either. Yay or nay for these restaurants?

Anyone watching Top Chef on Bravo or The Next Food Network Star on (obviously) The Food Network?

Eatin’ the Coronado Way
We took a rare weeknight drive down to Coronado for a meal on the patio at Costa Azul on Orange Ave. They have a large patio that is great when the weather is warmer. Food is your typical American Mexican, you get your rice and beans. I had the “Carnitas Ole” – pretty tasty. Entrees are around $10, margaritas $7. Dessert was a winner – chocolate mousse pie. Probably from Costco or Sysco or another “co” but surprisingly good. Service is young and friendly.

There are probably another nearly dozen restaurants in that few block area – Lotsa Pasta, Rhino Café, Moo Time, another pizza place and couple of sushi joints, etc. And there is Chez Loma (the French restaurant in a house) that has a early bird special - and all night on Tuesday - 3 course prix fixe for $25ish). And of course, you can walk a block to the ocean and walk on the beach in the moonlight.


Anonymous Jenny said...

Costco rocks. I'm not sure when they have samples, I often go late in the evening or early and they dont have them then.

My favourites are the kashi go lean bars and cereal, boca burgers, sundried tomatoes, nuts and dried fruit and the fresh fruit. The bananas are insanely cheap but you end up with a lot.

I've heard the cheese is good too, I've had the goats cheese which was good value.

I found myself with 6 romaine lettuces for a buck and really regretted it horribly, and dont get me started on the truckload of oats I'm still trying to get through!! Just dont get too sucked in!!

April 19, 2006 8:40 AM  
Anonymous jenny said...

PS, you can get light sabers in costco too!

April 20, 2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger FireFlyFiftyFive said...

Thanks Jenny - I'll post back with a Costco report after a few trips and some meals.

April 20, 2006 8:12 PM  
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