To a PheNOMenal New Year

Ended 2015 and kicked off 2016 on a rather tasty note. I arrived in San Diego early afternoon on Thursday. Prior to my trip, I had already developed a craving for a lobster roll. A friend recommended Supernatural Sandwiches and whatever I wanted was on them. Sah-weet! Their menu of sandwiches is amazing. I wish I lived down there so that I could try them all (in due time, possibly). Of course my choice would be the Cthulhu due to my craving. It consisted of a buttery roll filled with lobster claw and knuckle meat mixed in with chives, umami butter, crispy garlic, and house made garlic aioli. This surely brought the lobster party to my mouth. The shrimp chips that came with it had a bit of a kick from their seasoning, which made the meal complete.

Behold, the mighty Cthulu.

My NYE celebration with food didn’t stop there. I had dinner later that night with another friend at an old favorite, Tajima. Ordered my “usual” of their Tonkotsu ramen, with an extra half egg and pork belly. So good, but they added more noodles than I had expected. We also ordered lychee nigori (unfiltered) sake, which tasted like juice. Deceiving stuff, that is. Again, my meal was paid for. I felt so spoiled!

New Year’s Day led me and my stomach to Breakfast Republic. This has become one of my favorite 1st meal of the day spots in San Diego, and for good reason. Not only do I love their Breakfast Mac and Cheese, but they also have some amazing¬†shrimp & grits.

Good food with good friends, and lots more to come. What a great way to start the New Year!