Food

Get ready for ALDI, coming soon to Vista

If ALDI is all but unknown west of the Mississippi River, Chicago and Germany, the unique, and much-beloved, high-quality, low-cost supermarket is planting its flag next month at North County. An ALDI was springing up at North County Square next to the Walmart Supercenter in Vista this week with a a soft version hiring session taking place today, Wednesday April 13. Store management confirmed Aldi’s would…


Golden Egg Omelet House — Escondido

Thanks for stopping and reading mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog.  Kirk is not here, Ed (from Yuma) is in Yuma and Cathy is writing a post about another Escondido breakfast-lunch place. Golden Egg Omelet House is located at an obscure corner of an obscure mall just South of the 78, at the northeast corner of Broadway at Centre City Parkway.  Once you see the McDonald’s, drive in…


Friends meet at Perks Coffee House

The TV series “Friends” may have had Central Perk, but here in San Marcos we have Perks Coffee House. Perks Coffee House not only serves coffee, but also serves: teas, wine, beer, cocktails and food. It’s a place to go whether you are getting brunch with friends or cramming for exams. This coffee house caters to everyone. Kassidy Clark/The Telescope Perks Coffee is conveniently located…


Some great hunches for Easter brunches

Easter Sunday is cause for celebration for many people, what with religious observances and related activites. One of those family traditions revolved around the venerable Easter Brunch. Several outstanding local restaurants are hosting those events with the best of food and fun guaranteed for those who partake. Vintana  Vintana Wine + Dine presents a delicious 3-course menu to enjoy from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m….


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…