Searsucker – San Diego

Yes, yes, yes, I am going through a Michelin Star/Celebrity Chef stage.  There’s no doubt about it.  I go to a new city and I want to try the best, along with the street food.  And that’s how I find myself at Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker in San Diego.

img_0681You know Malarkey from Top Chef and then two seasons on The Taste with Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson.

His restaurant in San Diego is right in the heart of Gas Lamp on a major corner.

img_0679 img_0680The inside is quite spacious with a full bar. img_0684And somewhat of an open kitchen. img_0685The menu is pretty classic American food, with some twists.

The waitress, Megan, really was quite good and talked me into some Brussels Sprouts.  I really didn’t want to get them, as I ALWAYS get Brussels Sprouts.  But the allure of Walnuts and Serrano wine, why not?

It was done nicely, but to me, a little on the salty side.img_0689I was trying to decide on a main as well.  I considered the steak, the duck, but in the end, the scallops won for me. Done with Bok Choy, Bacon, Nori and Sunchoke

Tender and juicy, without a doubt.  But what was strange to me was that some bites were salty and some weren’t.  Maybe it was just me.img_0688For dessert I went with the donuts and two sauces, Chocolate and Pumpkin.  The Pumpkin did it for me.  But, less than enthused by it. img_0692I tried it to experience it.  I wound up a little disappointed in the food.  The service though was excellent.

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