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Greystone Steakhouse 15 Year Anniversary in the Gaslamp

  • sugar jones, vincenzo, and audra leigh
    Sugar Jones, Vincenzo, and Audra Leigh
  • audra leigh and becky mahan
    Audra Leigh and Becky Mahan
  • audra leigh, becky mahan, and tiffany melone
    SD Cheers, Gogobot SD, and Delicious Buzz
  • michael gardiner and audra leigh
    SD City Beat and SD Cheers
  • bass player at greystone steakhouse
    It's all about da bass

Last night was the 15 year anniversary of Greystone Steakhouse in the Gaslamp (see photos above).  The party was thrown for media and other VIP guests in the San Diego area.  Guests dined on various specialties of the restaurant, sipped on pineapple martinis and Italian wines, and were given a bottle of La Velona to bring home as a gift.

If I would have stopped talking I might have been able to try the food everyone was raving about, but alas that just wasn’t the case.  By the time I got over to the food, cheese was all that was left. It’s a good thing that just a couple of weeks ago they had me down for a private tasting of their menu (see photos below). I was spoiled with plates and plates of their specialty dishes from Australian kobe beef to their famous Lobster Macaroni and Cheese to the Strawberry and Heirloom Tomato salad, which I must mention is served on a bed of mint leaves – and SO delicious.

Both experiences were quite different, but incredibly enjoyable.

Take a look at the photos below to see some their selection.

  • Greystone Steakhouse in the Gaslamp
  • bleu cheese salad
    Bleu Cheese Salad
  • pork
  • mint salad from greystone steakhouse
    Strawberry - Heirloom tomato salad - with MINT leaves!!
  • australian kobe beef skewers
    Australian Kobe Beef Skewers
  • lobster mac n cheese at greystone steakhouse
    Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
  • brussel sprouts at greystone steakhouse
    Brussel Sprouts
  • steak at Greystone steakhouse
  • audra leigh and kat
    Audra and Kat

Cheers!

Truffle Menu Special at Osteria Panevino

  • vanilla gelato at osteria panevino
  • veal at osteria panevino
  • zuppa at osteria panevino
  • osteria panevino
  • dining at osteria panevino

Grazie Vincenzo ehe hai cucinato un piatto meroviglioso e gustoso per noi. ~  Coridialmente, Audra  {Ps. Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!}

Up until the end of December you can splurge on the exclusive Truffle Menu at Osteria Panevino.  It’s a decadent treat that will whisk you away on a Tuscan adventure without ever leaving your hometown.  Being that truffles are a difficult item to find year round, this is a once-a-year occasion that you need to take advantage of. You’ll be surrounded by the riches of Italy arousing every sense – the aromas, the music, the decor, the language.

 

truffle menu at osteria panevino

Osteria Panevino is the oldest Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp, having been in that spot for 22 years (and counting).  With all of the other options that tourists and locals alike can choose from, I asked AnnaLisa, our server, “What made this place so special?”

She was quick to point out “that they have an all Italian staff, Italian chef, and food flown in straight from Italy.”  Really.  How could you choose another venue?

As my guests and I sat around our table cherishing every morsel that went into our mouths and sipping on fine Italian wines, we spent the evening imaging ourselves somewhere far away, taking advantage of our new surroundings.  One of us was headed shopping for leather goods, the other was planning a day meeting locals.  For me, I was imagining on dining at every restaurant I could, as long as my experience mimicked this.  We only had to leave our fantasy vacation when we said goodbye and walked out onto 5th Ave looking forward to our return visit.

You can also take in the spoils of Osteria Panevino on your own and dine on the exquisite Truffle Menu.  Just be sure to do it before December 31st.  I’d love to hear what adventure you went on during your dinner.

You can also try out one of their other restaurants in the Gaslamp, Osetra Fishhouse and Greystone Steakhouse.

Enjoy!  Cheers!

 

55 Yardline Surprises in San Marcos

  • owner of 55 yardline and Audra Leigh
    Owner Jim Hadley and Audra Leigh from SDCheers
  • bar at 55 yardline
  • burger at 55 yardline
  • 55 yardline
  • seared ahi from 55 yardline
The 55 Yardline is celebrating their 11th football season this year.  As a North County local, I had never made it out to this prime spot for game watching. With two pool tables, enough TVs to keep everyone happy, a menu that surprised this foodie, and specials that don’t break the bank you will come in and leave a very satisfied game watcher.  That is, of course, if your team won…I can’t promise you that part.

However, if you’re looking for a casual spot to cheer on your San Diego Chargers, 55 Yardline is the place to be as it’s the North County Chargers Headquarters. I certainly wouldn’t want to find myself in this joint without my LT jersey (yes, I still am a huge fan).  Owners Jim Hadley and Jim Chrysler have made a sports fan’s paradise that even they love to hang out at.  It is very clear that they have a lot of fun in this place and take the time to get to know their customers.

The menu at 55 Yardline was a bit surprising at first.  I thought this place would have only the usual pub fare, but I was happily mistaken.  Yes, you can definitely get burgers, fries and wings, but you can also get fresh ahi and other healthier options.  That way, you have no excuse not to come here and watch the game.   Heather, a long-time employee, raved about the fact that they “use only 100% Angus Beef for their burgers, all cold cuts are freshly cut, the roast beef is roasted in the kitchen, and all of the sauces and dressings are homemade. Nothing is out of a can or squeezed out of a tube.” This all sounds sounds very promising, but is the food actually good?

YES!  We dined on the Hawaiian Burger that was sky high and cooked to perfection, filled with pineapples, jalapenos, onions and barbeque sauce (take a look at the pic) and the seared ahi plate, which was also not a small serving.  Both dishes were the perfect selling points.

If you’re coming in for a morning game, don’t worry.  They serve breakfast from 9am – 12pm on the weekend.

Weekend Breakfast 9 am - 12 pm

Cost: $6

Bloody Mary’s $3.00

Mimosa’s $3.00

Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm

Street Taco $1

Mini Pizza $2.50

All Apps $2 off

Draft Beers $3.50

Well Drinks $3.25

Craft Beers $1 off

Wednesday 3pm – 9pm

Saturday 5pm – 9pm

Other Specials

College Night Thursdays 6pm – 8pm PBR pints only $1

$5 Jack drinks all day

$4 Bacardi drinks all day

Dancing on Friday and Saturday night with DJs

Live Prize Trivia Nights

NOW GO HAVE SOME FUN!  CHEERS!