I’m mildly obsessed with this restaurant in the Banker’s Hill section of San Diego, Hob Nob Hill. This place has been around since the 1940s and is all about homestyle cooking. It’s the best and apparently a locals’ fav. I mean, I’ve been living in this city for a little over a month and have been there four times already for dinner… You do the math.
My mom was in town for a couple days earlier this week, so on Monday we (and my pink eye) stopped by Hob Nob for dinner. The host recognized me…. I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed or excited.
My mom and I each got their raisin bread (served in mini loaves – adorable, right?).
All of the dinnertime entrees are served with homemade bread or muffin, soup or salad, choice of potato, and either applesauce or vegetable of the day (!).
I know, I know, MEATLOAF.
Welcome to 1951, right? I’m not even a meatloaf kind of person, especially since it’s pretty easy to make it unappealing and tasteless, but I wanted to give Hob Nob’s a shot. Um, it tasted like my grandma was back there cooking (if my grandma made meatloaf as much as she makes parmigiana and coffee cake, I mean).
Dessert was one of their homemade chocolate chip cookies, as well as a bowl of fruit, all enjoyed back at home while watching the tragedy that was the last episode of the ‘Bachelorette.’
Back story – I stumbled upon this place via some random San Diego online magazine article about the best places to eat in the city, and learned that Guy Fieri from ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives‘ (aka one of my favorite shows – don’t judge me) once spotlighted it for its chicken and dumplings. After that, I was deadset on stopping by…. it’s been downhill since then. Hob Nob reminds me of some of the diners back in NYC.
And in case you’re wondering, other than being a familiar face who cleans her plate, Hob Nob Hill has no idea who I am, nor knows I’m raving about them on the internet.
Are there any restaurants in your hometown or current city that makes you feel at home? Share some links!