Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Ed shrieks to find he could have had the steak at Hexagone.
“Well you know you can get half-size entrées for half off the normal price during happy hour.”
Ed sinks his fangs into some Indian food.
‘These are the eight elements to a perfect meal,” says Kais. “Sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami; then smell, texture, and temperature. Your appreciation of taste and flavor evolves from the basic senses.” Huh. Kais ...
Ed corners the New York on Rye food truck. They can’t leave until he pushes a big sandwich into his face.
On the map!
Ed sinks his fangs into some hot Indian food at 8Elements.
Ed gets some goat and the requisite banana in Little Mogadishu’s Fatuma Restaurant.
“We have the sweetest bananas in the world growing in Somalia. We Somalis have a sweet tooth.”
Ed drops in at the Salvation Army kitchen in Tijuana, where he fills his gut for $1.30.
“I spent my whole life in the U.S.,” says this guy Nick. “This is a foreign country to me.”
Ed damns the torpedoes, ups the cholesterol at Goody’s Café
Goody’s Café was Kozak’s Coffee Shop from 1964 till 2000. Briefly a Chaldean restaurant, now they’re serving up classic diner food again. Ed lets greed take over and orders an egg skillet…and biscuit and bacon and coffee and…
Ed is summoned to José’s Courtroom on Taco Tuesday
Tuesday evening. La Jolla. Swanning along Prospect. Glimpses of the pearly Pacific flashing up from between buildings. That beautiful old pink monster La Valencia Hotel looks like it’s been through quite a makeover. Huh. Bet ...
Ed feels guilty for getting a lunch so cheap at Christopher’s on Congress. “You know, that’s the biggest complaint I get,” Chris says. “People say I’m undercharging."
Ed visits Tijuana’s La Faraona, grabs cheese, slurps wine, learns about Aunt Lupita, who provides blended wines, homemade cheeses, and bread to her entrepreneurial nieces and nephews.
Ed takes his beer ration while watching a sailboat race at 1887 on the Bay.
Before Elisha Babcock built the Hotel del Coronado, he reputedly had his carpenters construct a many-sided boathouse as a training exercise. The building survived and recently became another new restaurant — 1887 on the Bay.