Food

Meet the new Vons, same as the old Vons

Forgive the deja vu feeling at Rancho Santa Fe Road and San Marcos Boulevard, but Vons is back in town. The once-and-future store has made a dizzying and stomach-returning journey from Vons to Haggen to Albertsons and back to Vons over the course of two years. Blink, and blink again, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 as the old Vons re-opens as — ta-da —…


What’s in your gas station? BBQ?

Actually, I’ve been remotely acquainted with the owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ at Vista for some time. Having worked along side of Dale and Tammy during a couple of the annual Valley Center Music Festivals, their BBQ event helped blend the sampling of terrific barbecue  with excellent music to benefit the music programs for the Valley Center/Pauma School District. These events have in the past featured…


Review: Vintana — Lexus of Escondido

Set as a direct competitor to Stone Brewing World Bistro and Garden in Escondido, CA, Chef Deborah Scott and the Cohn Group have set up camp in a very large eclectic venue overlooking a sea of Lexus automobiles; yet elevated slightly above the Escondido Target store shopping promenade, Interstate 15 and the picturesque Escondido Auto Park. http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/menu-restaurants/vintana-wine-dine/ An afternoon cocktail on the Lanai, placed directly in the setting…


VINZ WINE BAR (NO WINE)

Thanks for stopping by to read mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog.  Kirk is having some technical difficulties, while Ed (from Yuma) is enjoying the pleasant weather (in Yuma) and Cathy is writing a quick post. We parked in front of Vinz a few weeks ago when stopping at EscoGelato for a sweet treat and The Mister kept it in mind when it was His turn to choose one…


To the victor goes the spoils at Orange Glen food fight

Orange Glen High School was the scene Tuesday for the 2016 San Diego County CTE MasterChefs Competition. Ten San Diego County high school “culinary arts teams” competed for the third time to determine who was best at the art of food with expert judges’ scores assigned for safety, sanitation, cooking procedures and their finished product Doing its impression of the New England Patriots, the Vista…


Eat goes on at 13th Annual Coeur de Cuisine, California Center for the Arts

Time for good food and good fellowship to go to a good cause. The Escondido Rotary Club & Foundation holds its annual Coeur de Cuisine at California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Feb. 28. Translated from the language of food, Francais, that means the heart of food. The gala food festival with a heart draws on the finest area restaurants and markets to raise…


Eating ‘The Sandwich’ inside Roma Market

Thank you for stopping by to read mmm-yoso!!!, a blog about food.  The episode you are about to read takes you to Escondido, where Cathy has ventured. Kirk and Ed(from Yuma) are out and about enjoying more exotic places.  Heading back to the 15 freeway on Valley Parkway, there is a mall at the Northeast corner. Just behind the McDonald’s, this signage looked familiar. It…


Valentine’s Day activities for lovers at heart

Valentine’s Day is coming. Time to get your sweetheart plans together, all you lovers out there and you know who you are. Many Escondido restaurants, obviously, are putting together Valentine’s Day experiences. The fun begins from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 as the Escondido Chocolate Festival takes over Grand Avenue, downtown, Enter a world full of chocolate treats and other delectable goodies….


Turn out the lights, Champion’s party is over

Lines out Grand Avenue, tears on half-eaten cinnamon rolls, Champion’s Family Restaurant was scheduled to wrap it up Friday, Jan. 29, the future be damned. Friday was going to be a kind of Escondido Mardi Gras Day, a carnival of anticipation, regret and last hurrah before the inevitable All Souls Day and Lent. As word got out last week that the family-owned American cuisine institution…


3rd Annual Dine-Out Escondido! starts now

Local eateries have signed up by the baker’s dozen baker’s dozen for Escondido’s 3rd Annual Dine-Out Escondido! restaurant week Jan. 24 to Jan 30. It’s all happening in conjunction with  Visit California’s annual “California Restaurant Month.” Twenty-eight restaurants have signed on as they turn Escondido into culinary town. New restaurants joining includeThe Wooden Spoon, Burger Bench, Hacienda de Vega, Cute Cakes, Sunny Side Kitchen, A…