Garrett Harris 10:11 p.m., May 23
Kids know best, right?
Especially when it comes to burgers.
So, this three-year-old kid, Kole, is sitting at the table across from me, here at Ryan's Cafe (5201 Linda Vista Road, suite 103), manhandling a giant burger. At least giant is how it looks in his hands. Makes it look dee-lish, too. Can’t believe he’s going to get through it all.
Kole takes on his cheeseburger quarter-pounder ($5.39)
His brother, Jacob (7) is doing the same thing. Jacob’s twin, Christopher, is ripping the meat off buffalo wings.
Twins Christopher and Jacob. Christopher's wings cost $8.79, most expensive item on the menu
Next table, Jesús, student from USD (just up the hill from here), is chewing on a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. Says Ryan’s has gotten him through his four-year accountancy degree.
Jesús the accounting student chomps into his chicken sandwich ($6.39)
Kole’s dad (eating a gyro) says they stopped here because his name’s Ryan, too.
Me, I had to come in to this strip mall place because it’s an honest-looking café (there are lots of gussied-up ones around here), and wow, it has bargains.
The banner outside advertises an all-day breakfast special with egg, potato, bacon, and toast, for $3.99.
Now, all I gotta do is decide which bargain…(more in next week’s Tin Fork)
Ryan's Cafe, not far from Ballast Point Brewery, USD