Thursday, December 12, 2013
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to Buca Di Beppo. For a while, it was the place to go for every birthday party, group celebration, etc. I was recently invited to dine at Buca and thought it would be a nice trip down memory lane.
We started the night with some complimentary warm bread.
For an appetizer, Mr. K chose the mozzarella caprese. It’s a simple dish consisting of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Ever since having it in Italy, we both love this dish. The mozzarella here was very fresh. This dish tasted even better with some black vinegar, which our very knowledgeable server brought over.
Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken
This was also Mr. K’s choice. I was worried that the prosciutto would make the entree too salty, but it was very well-balanced. The chicken was incredibly moist and we both really enjoyed this.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Del Taco recently released a trio of new premium burritos, ranging between 14.0 to 18.5 ounces in weight.
I was invited to taste all three burritos and was also given a few gift cards so my readers can try them too.
During our visit, we also got to try a few other fairly new menu items.
Cheddar Potato Poppers
Mr. K really loved these. The breading was crunchy, the inside oozing with melted cheese and jalapenos. It was a nice take on the jalapeno popper and we’d get it again.
The epic burritos are indeed quite big and hefty. One will definitely keep you full. They are priced starting at $4.99, with the steak fajita priced slightly higher.
Epic Chicken Fajita Burrito ($4.99 for chicken, $5.29 for steak)
We got the grilled chicken version. The burrito was stuffed with pinto beans, cotija cheese, lime rice, black beans, sour cream and guacamole. I thought that this burrito reminded me a lot of the style of burritos offered at Chipotle and this was my favorite of the three.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Whenever people are visiting San Diego, they almost always ask me for fish taco recommendations. Mr. K and I actually don’t indulge in fish tacos that often. He loves them but I’m not as much of a fan. We have a few go-to spots, but I thought it was time we made some new rounds to see if there are better spots we should be recommending.
Oscar’s Mexican Seafood is a popular spot for fish tacos as well as other seafood items. They recently opened a second location, which has a little more seating and is less crowded. We stopped in this weekend for a fish taco snack.
Battered fish taco (cabbage, onion, tomato, cilantro)
We started with an order of the battered fish taco. This was a pretty standard fish taco. It was topped with the usual fixings, but nothing really stood out about it.
Smoked fish taco (cabbage, avocado, cheese)
I’ve never had a smoked fish taco and it’s not something I often see on the menu, so this was a little more unique.