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Snooze, an AM Eatery

Recently, I had the opportunity to try a new local brunch place called Snooz. It’s decor feels like a modern interpretation of a retro diner right here in sunny San Diego.

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After hearing one of my friends rave how great their pot pie was, I decided to order it. It was definitely not what I expected to get out of a pot pie… in the best possible way.

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The crust was incredibly light and flaky, unlike the typical heavier doughs you find in other types of pot pie. Meanwhile, the flavor in the dish itself was rich, with subtle spices that added complexity to my dish in a way that I usually don’t find with brunch foods. My tastebuds wanted to cry tears of joy.

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I also ordered a (very large) chocolate and peanut butter pancake. Unfortunatley, it turned out to be very sweet and frankly… a little overwhelming. BUT my love for both chocolate and peanut butter carried me through bite after bite. Admittedly though, I couldn’t finish the entire thing, especially after the pot pie.

All in all, I really enjoyed my experience here. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the San Diego area who is looking for a good place for brunch (did I mention that it is incredibly dog-friendly?)

Snooz, I’ll be seeing you again soon! Yum!

http://www.snoozeeatery.com

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Road Trip Pit Stop: Katy’s Korner

I took a road trip to NorCal with a few friends this weekend after finals let out. This road trip was not a strong compliment to the health disaster of finals that happened the week before (sleep when convenient, drink caffeine, eat whatever). We probably stopped for Carl’s Jr. one too many times for an apple a day to ever remedy, though I did buy a bag of oranges to relieve my conscience…

Despite too many visits to Uncle Carl, we did stop by a wonderful brunch restaurant in San Ramon called Katy’s Korner. On the outside, it was just like the rest of the stores in the strip mall, painted a passive shade of light blue on wood panelling. However, once inside I found myself in a cozy world of warm lighting, wall frames, and wooden furniture. 

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I ordered an Icelandic Salmon Eggs Benedict, which had a delicate combination of flavors with the smoked salmon, spinach, egg and hollandaise sauce. It also came with a hefty side of potatoes that worked to insure that you would walk out with a food coma.

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This was their Chicken Joe’s Special, a chicken and egg scramble. A little mild in the flavoring in comparison to my salmon, but not bad if you can appreciate subtler flavors.

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Santa Fe Eggs Benedict

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Overall, the food was pretty good, though the large portions meant that we were taking  about half of our meals to go. The four dollar orange juice was slightly painful to my wallet, but it was an overall enjoyable experience. 

-PT

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