Eating our way through California

california tomatoes

Above: Top Italian wine writer Mr. Franco Ziliani (possessor of a palate I admire immensely) likes to tease me (rightly) about how I’m so crazy for the wines of Piedmont, I’ll even drink Barolo in the middle of the “scorching hot” Texas summer (and believe me, it’s been a hot one in Texas this year!). Well, yesterday I quit the California dreaming and did me some serious California eating! Those are tomatoes from Chrissa and Dan’s garden.

grilled marlin

Grilled marlin, scallops, and shrimp for lunch with client and new friend Mike K at the classic ol’ San Diego downtown eatery Dobson’s. (Thanks again for lunch, man!)

baker and olive

Savory San Diego Bread and Cie bun with locally sourced olive oil from Baker and Olive, and Fra’ Mani salame at epicurean Chrissa and Dan’s place (a truly yummy locus amoenus their house is!).

california produce

Dan’s excellent heirloom tomato salad, sourced from their garden (what’s the name of the Polish cultivar?).

california sushi

Late-night sushi at Miso Harney sushi in Old Town (they serve until 12 a.m.!) after Tracie P got in from Austin (I got in the day before). Geared for a young crowd, Miso Harney is a great place for later-in-the-night super fresh San Diego sushi and an SD-restaurant-industry fav.

california traffic

Of course, there’s also the California summer traffic to contend with. Ugh… Not so bad though, considering the view!

I bet you’re gonna like where we’re headed today… Stay tuned… It’s a special one…

9 thoughts on “Eating our way through California

  1. I second what Samantha said…I just love the juxtaposition of Signore Barbaresco (it’s an honor to be called that, J!) and a cheesy sounding sushi bar.

  2. @TWG the shot of the traffic is on La Jolla Pkwy leading into LJ. :-)

    Chrissa and Dan’s place is on the east side of town, near San Diego State.

    @Samantha I know, I know… but it was the perfect place to get late-night sushi… there are so many great places in SD but they don’t stay open too late… everyone in the restaurant biz goes there and it was actually really fresh and good… would love to try your fav sushi place in your neck of the woods…

    @Tracie P I love getting our disco sushi on! Love you!

  3. Great to see you Jeremy. Let’s get together again so you can try Hane or Shirahama for sushi. Or maybe you can show us around Jayne’s. Thanks also for the vino.


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  5. @SamSansDosage I forgot to mention that the sushi join is on a street called Harney in Old Town.

    @Adrian It was actually pretty good and perfect location for us to get a bite as soon as Tracie P got off that plane… And thanks for the vote of confidence! :-)

    @Mike everyone has been telling me about Hane and Shirahama will be a new discovery too! Glad to connect with you: palates like us need to stick together… thanks again for the support with Do Bianchi Wine Selections… see you next time around at Jaynes.

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