Thursday, September 18, 2008

Favorite New Restaurant



I just returned from Minneapolis and found my new favorite restaurant... 112 Eatery, loved it, loved it, loved it.

Maybe it was that this came as such an unexpected surprise (we were at a conference and restaurants near convention centers are hardly ever breathtaking). Or maybe it was the good company - hadn't seen my boss from GovPartner in about a year and was meeting our client from Abu Dhabi for the first time. Definitely it was the fantastic Russian River Valley bottle of wine that we polished off!

The food was just outstanding -- click here to read a review and visit their website for more info (http://www.112eatery.com). I ordered the marinated tenderloin for dinner, but just LOVED the lamb scottadito with goats milk yogurt (pictured above) that we had as an app.

Tell me if there is a restaurant like this in San Diego... or share your favorite hidden gems that make your mouth water!

THE TIP: Most people expect veggies to be kind of boring, but I have been finding some amazing vegetable dishes lately -- like the cauliflower fritters at 112 Eatery. Veggies absorb and then release so much flavor, have such unique textures and are good for you, so skip the potato skins or calamari and order a veggie appetizer next time you eat out!



6 comments:

Greg said...

Gotta try that on my next business trip -- there are some great spots in neighboring St. Paul too. For San Diego, you probably already heard of Urban Solace, but if you have not been there try it out and let us know what you think.

Anonymous said...

Always Poseidon in Del Mar....

Melissa said...

Laurel restaurant was just redone and a favorite in SD again, food is to die for, extensive wine list and you can't beat the location or decor though parking can be hard to find (or just valet and take a walk through Balboa Park after the meal).

Anonymous said...

Isn't a potatoe a vegetable? I get your point though - do plain edamames count?

Gabriela said...

Had to add MaryJane's Diner at the hardrock hotel in downtown San Diego -- the food was soo good, you have to try theie meatloaf specialty!

Gabriela said...

And just tried Currant downtown at the Sophia Hotel recently -- Chef Michael never disappoints!