Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Trails Eatery, after Restaurant Impossible

As a big fan of Robert Irvine's Restaurant Impossible show on Food Network, we have always wanted to visit one of the renovations after it was done. Good fortune had it that our band Keenwild was booked to play the Encinitas street fair today. After our set we were hungry, so we took a trip across town to The Trails Eatery in San Diego to see what it is really like after the renovation occurred.

Upon entering the restaurant it looked very similar to how it appeared on the episode. We were quickly greeted and taken to a table by a polite employee. We got our water quickly, as asked. The waitress came over and properly explained every possible question we had - and it was quite a few. It was clear the owner, Stacey, ran a tight ship.

The menu featured many tasty sounding breakfast lunch and dinner options. As a person who has to live my life gluten free, I am also a vegetarian, as is the rest of my family. I was very pleased to know that the restaurant had an entire page of its menu dedicated to gluten free options. They also offered many vegan and vegetarian substitutes and complete dishes.

I ordered the hippie burger with a salad. As some of you know we make a lot of our own food at home using our own recipes. I was thrilled to taste the gluten free vegetarian hippie burger patty and find it had flavors totally different from those we make it home.

Jeney had a build your own scramble, vegan style, with potatoes which she enjoyed greatly. She especially enjoyed the veggie sausage that came in her scramble.

Our daughter Apryl ordered a grown up grilled cheese and it was gone so quick I didn't even realize it was ever on her plate. The fries disappeared quickly, so I make the assumption they were awesome.

In fact, we enjoyed the place so much, the only fault we could find, is it is located in San Diego - about a 60 minute drive from the Temecula area. However anytime I'm in San Diego, I'm stopping at The Trails Eatery to get a bite to eat.