One thing is for certain….. You never know what life will throw at you.
Or where it will lead you for that sake.
So, as the new year rang in, I found myself moving to a new city to begin a new chapter.
The exciting thing about moving to a new area always entails things like finding new farmers markets, discovering local eats, searching for the perfect coffee spots, and most importantly— locating the closest Trader Joes.
Of course, the most difficult thing of moving is really just trying to adjust. Which can be a tough thing for a gal whose not fond of change. But luckily for me, I can console myself by gazing at this view each day.
That’s right, Friends. I can now call gorgeous San Diego, California my home. :) Not a bad place to live, eh?
San Diego has quite the food scene with access to local farms, fresh seafood, neighborhood eateries, and benefits greatly from the multicultural community with its cuisine. But when I began thinking of the “quintessential San Diegan dish” to write about, only one thing came to mind.
And that was The California Burrito.
The California Burrito is indigenous to San Diego and has brought the area quite the fame.
In simplest terms, it’s a ginormous flour tortilla that is wrapped around chunks of Carne Asada, Cheese, French Fries, and Sour Cream. Oh yes—you read correctly. French Fries are INSIDE the burrito!
I like mine with some guacamole (hey–anyway to get some more fruits/veggies in my body), cilantro and doused with tons of salsa/hot sauce. SO GOOD!
I know what you may be thinking. But don’t judge it until you try it. :)
And do yourself a favor, when you do try it—come hungry or split it with a buddy. Because no matter where you get your California Burrito, it will be huge.
As in, close to the weight of a puppy. True Story.
It’s been 10+ years since I’ve had a California Burrito. And I have to admit, it’s still darn good. But unless you have the metabolism of a 15 year old professional athlete, it’s not something you can eat every day.
I grabbed my California Burrito at Lolita’s Taco Shop–a popular local joint. Their version of the Cali Burrito was well executed. They stuffed in a good amount of quality Carne Asada but next time I’ll add in pico de gallo and cilantro. With that much stuff going on inside the burrito, it needs a little bit of brightness to cut through it all.
And with that dear friends, here’s to my new city, new digs, and upcoming Foodventures in San Diego!
Lolita’s Taco Shop
7305-A Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111