I’ve posted before about Neighborhood, one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego’s Gaslamp District. A couple of weeks ago, we went with a couple of friends to the Alton Brown live show (which was absolutely awesome, and you should get tickets immediately to the show if he is coming to your city!), and after the show ended, we decided to grab dinner at Neighborhood, since it was already almost 9:30PM, and we figured the four of us could get seats pretty quickly. Turns out the restaurant was still pretty crowded, but luckily we were able to snag a big table that’s half indoors and half outdoors. Haha.
Anyway, onto the food… Sorry the pictures turned out so dark. The restaurant isn’t exactly well-lit, plus we were sitting half outside…We started out with a couple of appetizers – the classics, fries and onion rings. The onion rings were really delicious – the rings were cut really thick from what seemed to be a regular-sized onion, which was quite sweet. The batter was crunchy and balanced out the sweetness of the onion. It was served with mustard seed mayo, but I felt like it didn’t even need any sauce. The fries were thin-cut and not super crunchy, but still really good. (S likes his fries almost soggy, so he really enjoyed these, haha.) The accompanying sauces were garlic herb mayo, which was very garlicky, and I added a sun-dried tomato aioli, which I preferred.