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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Looking for a place to dine in San Diego....I highly recomend The Linkery

The Linkery

Don’t be daunted by a menu the size of the constitution; with just a few more words. Every word helps you better understand what you are eating and where that food comes from. With a wine and beer list as long as the menu it’s self.

The menu opens with a list of the Linkery’s “farmers and artisans”. These are the people responsible for harvesting and producing the food which is skillfully transformed into your meal. Eat ingredient in your dish is branded with the initials of its source.

With a menu that encompasses everything from Baja Oysters to Berkshire pork; you know you are in for an amazing journey. My journey began with a glass of the “mixed tape”. That’s right the mixed tape is back. And no, it’s not some sappy combination of love songs for that girl you just can’t stop thinking about- it is a bold blend of grapes (Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Petit Sirah) that scream for food. Made especially for the Linkery by the wine Garage in Napa Valley.

First course of “Octail”, is the most amazing octopus civiche! Flavors that took me right back to the beaches of Baja.

And a uncomplicated plate of “House cured beef bresaola”, cleanly plated with olive oil, navel oranges, and smoked sea salt. Simple plating but by no means simple flavors.

We split an order of the “Lowcountry boil”. A house specialty indeed! With clams (Sunburst Manilas) that where cooked to perfection and tasted of fresh sea water, shrimp (wild Mexican) that where so sweat and house-made andouille sausage that had the perfect kick of spices and heat. The rest of the food on the plate was just garnish to me.

When it came to dessert, well the sweet-tooth junky that I am could not have just one. Thank God, the “Lardoice cream sandwich with chocolate and hazel nut chunk cookie and candied house cured bacon” was a bit of a letdown (even though you would never know from the picture). Except for the candied bacon; sweat, salty, crispy, sexxxy!

The winner of the night was the “Carrot cake with citrus and goat cheese frosting” This dense cake was full of fall spices and covered in a layer of light-as-air, sweet goat cheese frosting.

I highly recommend dining at the Linkery!

The basics-
Located-3794 30th St
at North Park Way in North Park
San Diego CA USA

No reservations!

Open late –
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Fri-Sat: noon - 11:30pm
Sun: 11am - 11:30pm

Contact-(619) 255 8778 or

Staff are very friendly and helpful, knowledgeable of the food and beverages. There when we need them and otherwise they step back and let you enjoy your meal.

A cozy atmosphere of dark wood and booths and bar tables, surrounding a glass cube of a kitchen. If you are a foodie or love to watch cooking shows I recommend asking for a table with a view of the kitchen.