BBQ and Blues
Three Pigs - The south
end of Laurel, San Carlos. Very good BBQ. Collard greens
are great; mac-n-cheese is only so-so. Their fried chicken
is also delicious. They stock several kinds of home made
sauce for you to apply. I prefer the Memphis style.
Shiki Bistro - 825 Laurel,
San Carlos. Big and brassy. The food is good. Bacon wrapped
shrimp skewers are good for a fat fix. The sushi is good.
on Laurel in San Carlos. Took over the old Rumi location.
Good wood fired pizza. The deep fried cauliflower appetizer
is a must have.
in Redwood City. Contemporary Italian with a bit of
modernist cuisine! I remember little salty gel squares that
came with my salad. The short ribs were meaty and cooked
Italiano - 888 Laurel, San Carlos. Small place
with charming foods. On a warm night take a sidewalk table.
876 Laurel in San Carlos. Casual dining with very good food.
10 kinds of salsa. Rojo and Verde Mole, both were excellent.
Drew liked the al pastor enchilada. 650.327.8226
Milagros 1099 Middlefield
in Redwood City has good food with outdoor seating. The
cevice was very nice, served in champagne flutes. 650.369.4730
in the Lunardi's shopping center, Belmont. Fun atmosphere
and interesting menu. Pollo en Chipotle Crema. A nice mole!
Chili rellenos stuffed with meat and a raisin spice sauce.
Many things to try.
in Redwood City has outdoor seating and a wonderful menu
of unusual things. Thin crust pizza with "cultivated and
gathered" mushrooms. Bacon wrapped pork loin on polenta
with red chard and a cherry reduction. EVOO gelato. 650.367.7974
on Laurel in San Carlos took over the old Downtown Cafe.
We have had wonderful dinners here. The warm cabbage salad
at the bar can be a whole meal. Walnut crusted pork chop
Flavor of India on Broadway in Redwood
City. It doesn't seem to be much from outside, but the chicken
tika masala was excellent. 2415 Broadway;
meat and alcohol in San Carlos. Nice interior. A variety
of odd Belgian beers on tap, all in their own strange shaped
glass. Our cheese and meat plate was very good. The burgers
are great. Foie Gras is spectacular, and I don't even
like foie gras. 650.598.9813
City Pub in
Redwood City has a great beer on tap: Poppy Jasper Amber
Ale - worth a trip. Burgers are also good. Drew likes the
salads. (If you're in Morgan Hill, the
El Toro brewery
has good food and beer too.)
- Mid Laurel, San Carlos. GREAT meal. Some outdoor seating.
Our go-to meal is the Mediterranean plate with falafel,
babaganoush, and Greek salad all for about $10. Have a glass
of retsina while you're there.
Afghan Cuisine on El Camino in San Carlos. Very good food;
vegetarian dishes too. (The squash dish is an incredible
mix of tastes.) Nut-phobics watch out - although they don't
say it, there are walnuts in the sauce! 650 594-2840
Izzy's Steak House at the
San Carlos airport. A nicely decorated interior with comfortable
booths. Good menu when you want beef or pork. 650.654.2822
CreoLa New Orleans Bistro
on El Camino in San Carlos. Not bad for a fix of Louisiana
right here. I had the pork chop, which was very good; the
black truffle sauce added a special taste. Hmm, every time
we go the pork chop is the special of the day; I'm suspicious.
Coffee around San Carlos
Doc's Bagels in Belmont
Center next to Lunardi's. Please, don't go to the Starbuck's,
give Doc's a dime. Good bagels, excellent Napoli coffee,
and nice people.
Plantation Roasting Company
in downtown San Carlos is a nice, quiet place to sip. I'm
here almost every Saturday and Sunday morning. See you at