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Supernatural Sandwiches – The Lair

A few weeks ago, I grabbed a couple of coworkers to go with me to Supernatural Sandwiches new brick and mortar location on Miramar Road.  I was excited to go visit their store front since discovering that they were opening and pretty close to the office.

The restaurant is located pretty far in on the very, very long road and at least for now, there was no sign to indicate where it was.  With the directions in hand, we found a strip mall that had a “Grand Opening” banner over one door.  I just assumed that this was the place and as we drove closer, we could see their sign on the window – Bingo!

Talking with the cashier, all of the sandwiches on their menu can be made into salads too, but I want a sandwich!

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My choice for the first visit was their iconic sandwich – The Siren.  Six plump garlicky shrimps drizzled with aioli, on a little bed of cherry tomatoes, mixed greens, and shredded white cheddar, squeezed into a buttery toasted bun.  Man…this sandwich was good!  I know that as you read through what’s in the sandwich, you may think it would be heavy but it isn’t at all!  It’s light, buttery, a little spice kick to it and makes you lick your fingers after you’ve consumed it.  All sandwiches come with the shrimp chips you see here and those are my childhood addiction.

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In addition to my sandwich, I also got a side of the garlic shrimp fried rice.  It’s not listed on their website, but it’s on their “Sides” menu at the restaurant.  This packed a nice garlic kick and the rice wasn’t too sticky at all.  Although, if it was up to me, I wish there was some chili sauce to go with it to make it spicy.

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My friend opted for their surf n’ turf sandwich – the Chimera.  This sandwich has Korean steak BBQ and those plump shrimps!  Along with a sesame chili aioli and kimchi relish on a buttery toasted brioche bun.  My friend was loving the sandwich and had the same feeling as I did with mine – although it sounds filling, he said he didn’t feel overly stuffed after the decadent sandwich.

And the other coworker friend of mine that day got the Garuda in a salad form.  Unfortunately, I was so busy eating that I forgot to take a picture of her’s.  It was a generous salad portion topped with the Garuda’s Korean BBQ chicken.  She said the chicken was super moist and packed with flavor.

On my second visit with even more coworkers, majority got the Siren and Chimera since we were raving about them after we got back to work the first time.  So I decided to try another sandwich because honestly, I want to try at least 3/4 of the menu!

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On the table this time is the Kappa!  (By the way…I love the names of their sandwiches.)  This is basically a grilled cheese with spicy crab!  Now this time, maybe because it is melted cheese that it did feel a little heavier but still by no means, too stuffy.

I love this place and I just wish it was closer to one of the freeways on Miramar.  Even the workers there admit that although the location isn’t ideal, they want to spread the word out to let people know that they are there.  I really hope the word does get out and then maybe they can get a better (second?) location!

Supernatural Sandwiches
7094 Miramar Rd #105
San Diego, CA 92121

http://www.supernaturalsandwiches.com/

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What I’m listening to

Even though my blog is based on food, I can’t help but express my love for this guy’s work on re-imagining modern pop songs.  I want to say I was first introduced to Scott Bradlee’s channel when I was watching and listening to another person’s cover to a song.  I saw on the side line of suggested videos and it pipped my interest.  However, I wasn’t hooked until I heard a much better version of the song “Timber” by Pitbull and Ke$ha:

This song just hooked me in and I couldn’t get this version of the song out of my head.  I had to listen to every song he re-did, even the ones that I absolutely hated as an original (I can’t stand the song “We Can’t Stop” or “Beauty and A Beat”).

So give this guy a try and unless you have a hard stance that you only listen to electronic dance music…then you and I can go our separate ways.  I’ll jive all the opposite way down the road in fact.

Another disappearing act, then tacos

I seem to be very good at doing this – going missing for months without a peep.  It may be only me, but there are times where I run into a rut and remain in there for some time unable to get up again.

When I was going through my archive of pictures, my mind was already mentally kicking me telling (more like yelling way too loud) that these were posts you were going to write.  This just makes me feel guilty and I burrow further into my ditch which I’ve dug myself into.

However, after almost a YEAR of hiding, I’m coming back and picking up the pen again.

Without further ado:

Oscar's Mexican Seafood

My current food craving (literally right now as I type this, this is what I am craving) is the taco.  Specifically a spicy shrimp taco with a crispy layer melted cheese on corn tortillas.  What you see here are two examples of that from Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, which have three locations.

One gorgeous afternoon, CP and I wanted to make a drive to the beach and grab lunch.  After much deliberation, I suggested we head back to Oscar’s for some tacos because what goes better than a nice, sunny day in San Diego in April?  Tacos of course!

I got two spicy shrimp and one smoked fish taco (un-pictured).  The amount of food that’s given to you is quite hefty and I left the shop lugging my happy stomach.

Each shrimp taco is filled with plump, juicy shrimps that have been marinaded and charred on the griddle.  While its vessel is being warmed up with a layer of cheese that crisps up so that you get a nice cheesy crunch.  Yes, that little bit of cabbage gives you that crunch too, but to compare cabbage to cripsy cheese sounds like an insult.

My tacos were then topped with a nice helping of habenaro salsa (me thinks they mix in some crema).  Oh man…

ALL BOARD THE FLAVOR TRAIN! IT’S PARTY TIME! CHOO CHOO!!!

Like I mentioned, they have three locations, so get your bum out to one of them, try those tacos if you haven’t already and get on this tasty party train!

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

North PB
703 Turquoise Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Pacific Beach
746 Emerald Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Hillcrest
646 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103