Good morning, friends!
I have to tell you all about this amaze-face restaurant I tried last week, Brooklyn Girl Eatery! It’s in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, which is adorable in its own right. I chatted a little bit with the owner who was at the hostess stand helping seat people, and she shared that the restaurant is actually owned and managed by true blue New Yorkers who relocated here to SoCal. She said they wanted to bring over some of the culinary creativity and freshness they’d seen in the Brooklyn dining scene.
My whole family (including me!) is originally from Brooklyn, and that’s what initially sparked my interest in visiting this restaurant. Since my mama was in town last week, it seemed like a good time to give it a go. And oh my gosh!
You guys, it’s delicious.
And so stinkin’ cute! Hipster paradise, and the decor is New York City nostalgia at its finest, from the public school chairs at some of the tables to portraits of famous New Yorkers (like Woody Allen).
The whole menu looked great, and I was a bit torn on what to order. I’d be craving a burger that week, though, so I went with their Williams Burger.
Williams Burger / Williamsburg (i.e., neighborhood in Brooklyn)? Not sure if that’s what they were going for, but that’s what the name reminded me of.
Totally hit the spot. Not to be dramatic or anything, but I’d say this was the best burger I’ve had in San Diego as of yet.
It was cooked perfectly and topped with some delicious cheddar. I pretty much NEVER get cheese on my burgers anymore since I’m lactose intolerant, but I decided to go big or go home. Yolo. (<–pretty sure that’s not the right use of that term……. cool.)
I also got a side of succotash, which was such a simple side dish, but I practically licked the bowl. My fellow Trader Joe’s fans, it reminded me of their soycutash (in the frozen section) sautéed with olive oil, only with fava beans instead of soybeans.
As for my mom’s meal, she ordered the crab salad. She said it was really tasty, but not that filling for a dinner entree…. she ended up snacking on the complimentary popcorn that was already on the table to make up for it.
Major presentation points! Clearly I didn’t make that in my own kitchen.
To be fair, my mom had originally wanted to order the burger as well, and I pouted that we needed to order a variety since it was our first taste of Brooklyn Girl. Brat moment.
And no visit to a New Yorker-themed/owned restaurant is complete with cheesecake, now is it?
I didn’t think so.
I definitely recommend trying Brooklyn Girl! I was very impressed. And it should go without saying that I’m dying to try this place for brunch next. Maybe for my birthday next month?
Enjoy the rest of your day!
4033 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA
Locals, have you been to Brooklyn Girl Eatery yet? What’d you think?