Don Bauder 9:30 a.m., July 25
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.
Ed raves about the offerings at Asia Wok (and the low prices!). Then he goes ahead and dispels the legend of Mongolian barbecue — another dirty lie revealed, kids!
“Americans munch 10 billion of these a year...the size of the donut hole changes with the economy.”
Ed gets the "dough" part, but what about the "nut"? And why the hole? Our frugal fork finds the answers and a couple of guys who are redesigning the donut.