American

Pegah’s Kitchen – Escondido, CA

I was in Escondido to have my car serviced. It was an early morning and all I could think about was chicken fried steak. And country gravy. I discovered Pegah’s Kitchen on my Yelp app and decided to try the restaurant as they offered chicken fried steak with country gravy on their breakfast menu. Pegah’s… Read More Pegah’s Kitchen – Escondido, CA

Sandwiches

Rock N’ Jenny’s Italian Subs – Escondido, CA

How many sandwiches have I had over a lifetime. Quite a bit I’d like to think. My love of sandwiches has grown over the years as I punish myself over freshly baked bread while counting carbs. We were in Escondido over the weekend and wanted to find a quick/cheap sandwich place to try out before… Read More Rock N’ Jenny’s Italian Subs – Escondido, CA

Mexican

Hacienda de Vega – Escondido, CA

Hacienda de Vega is located in Escondido. I had heard about this Mexican restaurant from a friend who enjoys the margaritas here. It was a blistering hot day and there’s no indoor seating at Hacienda de Vega. Friend said it’s no biggie as the outdoor patio seating had a nice breeze and I’d be fine.… Read More Hacienda de Vega – Escondido, CA

Italian

Roma Market – Escondido, CA

What does a girl do when she’s having a bad day with not much of an appetite. She goes to an Italian market to use a gift certificate she previously bought for someone else. Then she orders like a cray cray with the facade of ‘oh yes I’m bringing this *second* sandwich back to my… Read More Roma Market – Escondido, CA

American

Suzy Q’s Diner

My favorite breakfast items are probably doused with either hollandaise sauce or country gravy. I don’t know why. I just, like, really love sauces on almost anything. I’m a creature of habit so finding new breakfast locations to try out has been difficult for some reason. So I was curious when I heard about Suzy… Read More Suzy Q’s Diner

BREWERY

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, CA

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Gosh that’s a long restaurant name ain’t it. Friends and I had time to meet for a long lunch so we decided to meet here at Stone Brewing as they’ve known my non-existent desire to try another brewery. But hey, if there’s a restaurant inside the brewery, then that’s… Read More Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, CA

American, Happy Hour

The Cheesecake Factory Happy Hour (+ Are you a man or a mouse ramblings) – Escondido, CA

The Cheesecake Factory I wouldn’t normally do a blog post about The Cheesecake Factory because it’s like, yawn, The Cheesecake Factory. Don’t get me wrong – they have ok food. But the long wait to get a table, the quickly churned out food, etc etc doesn’t seem appealing to even write about. But a weird ‘return… Read More The Cheesecake Factory Happy Hour (+ Are you a man or a mouse ramblings) – Escondido, CA

American

Vintana Wine + Dine – Escondido, CA

When I first heard about Vintana, I shook my head in question wondering ‘whyyyy on EARTH would ANYONE want to open a restaurant INSIDE a car dealership’. It made me question the all-so-powerful Cohn Restaurant conglomerate. I’ve never been a huge fan of their restaurants. Always felt their menus had a lot of hype but… Read More Vintana Wine + Dine – Escondido, CA