I love it when blogging buddies come to town and actually call me. I’m at 619-341-0173 in case you didn’t know.
Yesterday, Marsha, our one and only tchistorygal, called to say that she was in town with three friends. Obviously Jim and I jumped in the car to go meet them. We had a great meal and a great time at a place that I was unfamiliar with, Slater’s 50/50. They had more beers on tap than anyplace I’ve ever seen:
That picture only shows you half of what they had on tap!
We waited for almost an hour to get a seat. It was by far the busiest restaurant I’ve been to in several decades.
From where I was sitting, I could see 21 television screens, and in the three hours we were there, if a table became empty, it was cleaned and re-seated within a minute. These folks were fast, efficient, and friendly, and the food and beer were great! I had a beer called 12-12-12 — a dark amber beer with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Excellent!
Of course, great beer and food is made even more superb with great company:
These four happy gals are educators of our children. Leslie is from San Bernardino County, Laurie from right here in San Diego County, Marsha from Tulare County, and Debbie from Orange County.
I would be remiss in my blogging duties if I failed to show you our food.
My 12-12-12 beer and Slater’s 50/50 “beer cheese fries”:
The beer cheese fries are “Slater’s fries topped with our signature chili, beer cheese sauce, melted pepper jack cheese and jalapeños.” As much as I enjoy jalapeños, I never would have thought about putting them on chili cheese fries. Best fries I’ve ever had!
The “50/50” in the restaurant’s name stands for “50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef.” They put bacon in everything! In just the right amount, too. Heck, it might even have been in my beer!
Here are my four new friends:
I highly recommend Slater’s 50/50 if you’re looking for a new outlook on food and beer! Located at 2750 Dewey Road Suite 193 at Liberty Station in San Diego, they also have restaurants in Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, and Pasadena, and coming soon to Lake Forest.
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