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Cuscatlan Salvadorian on E. Grand Avenue

mmm-yoso!!! is a food blog with an attempt at daily postings.  Kirk is exhausted, researching posts for you to enjoy, as is Ed (from Yuma). Cathy is writing this post for today. A few weeks ago, we ended up in Escondido and it was lunch time.  Driving down Grand Avenue, we knew there were quite a few places we might want to try, but had A…


Affordable, fun golf for the everyman at Castle Creek Country Club

If not for the blue-collar side of golf: Francis Ouimet would never have become a legend, Lee Trevino would never have won six majors, your local muni would now be a housing development and places like Castle Creek Country Club would be shunned for a dearth of collared shirts. Presenting a tenor of refreshing egalitarianism, Castle Creek isn’t shy about its operating philosophy. Amid a national public-golf…


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…


From water harvesting to butterfly gardening

Harvesting water: Beyond the barrel The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) cordially invites you, the interested public to a free talk about harvesting rainwater. The talk centers on food security and the restoration of degraded lands, and takes place 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center “This talk will explain how you can harvest thousands of gallons of rainwater on your property…


Good news, bad news for Stone Brewing

Kind of a good news, bad news month for Stone Brewing, the company that recently changed it’s name, dropping the “Co.” Good news first? Time for Oakquinox on March 20. “For the seventh year, Stone Brewing will be celebrating the ‘delicious extravagance’ that happens when beer meets wood,” officials said. “As if one needed an excuse to spend a day at the World Bistro &…


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…


Of mice, free Chick-fil-A and Stone Brewing

What’s in a brewery name? This just in from the Escondido company that used to be known as Stone Brewing Co.: We’ve changed. Not the fabulous beers, fear not, but a wee bit change of name. Once quite particular about what they were called, then-CEO Greg Koch was known to correct wayward correspondents who referred to the entity as Stone Brewery or Stone Brewing Company…


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…


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…