San Diego

Yesterday, I headed down to San Diego for the day for a couple of meetings. I finally got to meet Brandon and Ricky from TheLIFT, a company I recently worked with on a promotion for Sony’s 5.1 Surround Sound system (you can hear my score in Costco, Fry’s and Best Buys across the US, just look for the Sony display).

I took Allison to Sunset Cliffs to look at the sea life that resides in the rocks by the ocean.

And I couldn’t leave before stopping at Nico’s.

This is a Carne Asada Burrito from Nico’s Mexican Food in Ocean Beach. Years ago (lots of them), when I was managing for Sherwin Williams, I worked at the store on Newport Ave in OB, just a block away from Nico’s. In the time since, I’ve never had a better carne asada burrito. Something about it’s taste and simplicity – a hand-made flour tortilla, juicy carne asasa, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo – that no one else has been able to reproduce for me.

I like my burritos like I like my tacos – simple. I don’t like rice and beans in a meat burrito (I love bean and cheese burritos, however), and I don’t like fish or shrimp in them.

I’m glad Nico’s is still around, and they taste the same as they did in the 90’s.