THE HURRICANE James “Jimmy” Charters, CIRO’S, London, 1930 For a decade before the rum cocktail as we know it appeared in 1940, the Hurricane was a whisky-based drink! Variations appeared […]
Recipe: Sim Sex Cocktail from George Joe’s Mah Jong Room
Eddie Dennison’s recipe for the Sim Sex cocktail from the Mah Jong Room, George Joe’s Chinese Village.
Recipe: Chicken of the Gods from Bali Hai
Chicken of the Gods This is a classic entrée from Bali Hai’s midcentury Cantonese menu, and to this day is remembered fondly by many San Diegans. Bali Hai Restaurant is […]
Recipe: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas from La Plaza
This is the family recipe for chicken enchiladas baked in a mild sour cream sauce, from Helen Hernandez of La Plaza, Mi Burro and Hernandez’ Hideaway restaurants. Sour Cream Chicken […]
Recipe: Victor’s Salad from Victor’s Tijuana
Victor’s Salad Recipe for the original Victor’s Salad, from Victor’s Sombrero, Tijuana. The recipe below is based on that published in a 1972 cookbook. It has been modernized and quantities […]
Recipe: Whaler’s Grog from the Whaling Bar
A little holiday tummy-warmer from times past! Here’s a simple, hot-cocktail recipe from the old Whaling Bar at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California. Whaler’s Grog, La Valencia […]
Recipe: Hamburger Size from The Rendezvous
The U.S. Grant Hotel’s Rendevous restaurant recipe for Hamburger “Size”, beef patty with chili and cheese.
Recipe: Grant Grill’s Drambuie Flambé
Recipe for Drambuie Flambé, as made by U.S. Grant Grill bartender Ralph Pipkin, San Diego, 1954.
Recipe: Lubach’s Shrimp Cabrillo
Lubach’s Restaurant recipe for Shrimp Cabrillo, grilled shrimp brochettes with a spicy red sauce.
Recipe: Caesar’s Mushroom Sauce
Recipe for Caesar’s Mushroom Sauce, a brown pasta sauce, from Caesar’s Restaurants, San Diego, California.