It’s me. Would you expect anything less than me posting about a restaurant I ate at several months after the fact? Especially when I haven’t posted anything at all in a month? Yeah. So maybe I’m not the most consistent or “on top of it” blogger, but, hey, I’m me. That’s what counts, right? RIGHT?
Happy New Year, by the way.
So, Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant. Wow. I found this little San Diego gem while trying to find something to eat before our theater evening. We were down in SD to see Allegiance: A New American Musical - a musical about the Japanese internment in the US during World War II, featuring George Takei. I think this musical is headed to Broadway. I thought it was a lot of fun, and if it makes it to Broadway, I recommend seeing it. Although I was incredibly distracted by how much the chap who played Sammy Kimura SPITS!! I mean, I could see it from the BACK ROW. EWW!
Anyway, after that lovely imagery…Bankers Hill was great. We got there more or less when they opened, since we were trying to eat before the show, so it was nice and quiet. Our server was very attentive (although, I can’t say that this wasn’t because we were like the only ones in there) and universally our group thought the food was GREAT. Now I think these guys make seasonal adjustments to the menu, so I can’t promise any or all of this stuff is still on the menu, BUT, if the food WE had is any indication, I’d be more than happy to eat there any time.
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken “Oysters”
Yellow Corn, Ranch, Sweet & Sour Watermelon, Chipotle Honey Glaze
White Cheddar, Crispy Bacon, Tomatoes, Tarragon-Avocado Dressing
Crispy Duck Confit
Creamy Polenta, Corn, Swiss Chard, Cumin Glazed Carrots, Smoked Duck Jus
Cast Iron Seared Hangar Steak
Crispy Onions, Grilled Tomatoes, Gorgonzola, Black Peppercorn Relish
(This was my entree, and it was stupid delicious. BTW, Bankers Hill peeps, if you want to tell me how to make that bomb-dot-com Black Peppercorn Relish, I’d love you forever and ever and ever. I mean FOREVER!)
Spice Seared Local Red Snapper
Succotash, Potato Puree, Cherry Tomato & Fennel Salad, Saffron Beurre Blanc
If you live in San Diego, or you’re headed down there for any reason and need a dinner rec, I suggest hitting up Bankers Hill. And if you’re down there to see some theater amazingness at the Old Globe, it’s a little bit of a walk from the park, but it’s definitely walkable. We did it. And some of us are old. And have bad knees. Or hips. Yeah.
Oh and here’s a little something extra special for you. Due to a tense and dramatic lost wallet moment I got to meet, in person, the illustrious George Takei himself! (By the way, if you can’t tell, I’m totally geeking out here. I mean, this uber-nerd -aka me- was like, OMG IT’S SULU!!) SO here it is…a gratuitous picture of Mr. Takei and I.