Saturday, October 18, 2008

Studio Diner: Pigout #2

There are two reasons why I love Studio Diner:
1) The food never disappoints, unless you're fickle like me.
2) ALWAYS OPEN.

Here's my 3am pigout five hours before I had to submit a paper. I can give Jack Donaghy a run for his money when it comes to stress eating.


Fish 'n Chips
"East coast-style" Icelandic Haddock, beer-battered and deep-fried until golden brown. Served with Studio Fries, cole slaw, tartar sauce & lemon.

Studio Diner's got their batter recipe down. Light with the fragrant aroma of beer, it's even better on their onion rings, which I subbed for the mundane frozen fries that would have otherwise accompanied the huge slab of Haddock. Haddock is a pretty lean fish, a fact that sorta off-sets your possible guilt over ordering a fat/calorie bomb. Mm..well...maybe not.



Pastrami Sandwich: Piled high & served with deli mustard on a roll

Good pastrami, so-so sandwich. Uh..Hey Roger, you idiot. You just contradicted yourself.

Nope. Allow me to explain. The pastrami, though small in portion, was delicious: peppery, juicy, and tender. The roll was a plain ol' hot dog bun. The problems are quite clear, no?

It's a small sandwich.


Samson's Steak Sandwich
Sliced & Marinated Prime Rib, grilled with cheese, spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and onion on a toasted roll.


This...was amazing. The combination of all those flavors, oh-so-tender meat, and gooey cheese gave me a mouthgasm. Here's my O-face: :O I highly recommend this sandwich. Your cardiologist might not, though.




In totally unrelated news, Will of Eclipse Chocolat is having another themed dinner. Check it out.




Studio Diner
4701 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
858.715-6400

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are the sexiest man alive.

Roger. said...

So true. Phil, next time you want to leave an anonymous comment use another computer. I can track IPs ya know XD

Nicole said...

Hey, I didn't even know about this place! And it's only like five or ten minutes from my house! We've been searching for a decent breakfast spot that's not too far away, guess we'll have to try it this weekend!

Roger. said...

5-10min? oh man I'm jealous. I have to drive on the 52 for ages to get here.

Looking forward to your impressions of the place.

Charlie Fu said...

I am a fan, but I feel so fat afterwards with the amount of oil they use. (Monte Cristo anyone?)

Anonymous said...

anonymous wtf. I wanted to let you know it was me.

Anonymous said...

too lazy to log in. i'm watching you sleep right now.

joanh said...

decadent, but so far away!! :)

Little Miss Contrary said...

I must say I was quite disappointed when I visited Studio Diner. My sister and I went there with a few friends and also ordered the Fish & Chips and the Samson's Steak Sandwich (primarily because I saw it on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives"). The Fish & Chips was pretty good but everything else was definitely mediocre. Maybe it tastes better really late at night?

Roger. said...

Joan, Hey it's only a lil over 7000 miles from Taipei to Studio Diner. Swing by anytime you need a snack :D

LMC, I agree that other items are mediocre. Their regular chile is unremarkable and so are the burgers, 'dogs, and prime rib sandwich. But, the good items are...real good!