Tempting Grub at Tender Greens

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I’ve been dying to try Tender Greens (http://www.tendergreensfood.com/) ever since it opened in Liberty Station in Point Loma, San Diego.   When you walk in, you immediately place your food order.  You pass a window of delectable goods, and end up at a cash register where you place your drink order and pay.  They hand you your food on a half baking sheet – interesting touch – and you grab your silverware and napkins.  You seat yourself either inside or outside.  It’s cafeteria style dining, but with 4 star food.  There’s a desire to serve great quality food here: most of the produce is from a farm in Oxnard, the tuna is line caught, beef is hormone-free, and the bread and desserts are made daily.  There’s even a great beer and wine list to go with that Marinated Flank Steak Sandwich you just purchased.

I went with a friend for lunch, and we grabbed a sunny seat outside.  I ordered the special of the day: Grilled Local Yellowtail Sandwich with a Lemon Caper Aioli.  I loved the pickled onions, cucumbers and shaved radish.  Tons of flavor and super fresh!  I wish I had asked for the aioli on the side or requested them to go light.  It was really tasty, but it just was a little too much for me.  My friend enjoyed her Cobb Salad (I’m starting to notice she orders a Cobb Salad every time we go out!  I should have her rank local restaurants Cobbs!  Hmmm.)  Anyway, I will have to go back because there were so many things I wanted to try.

If you haven’t been to Liberty Station yet, I highly recommend it.  In encompasses 95 acres of the former San Diego Naval Training Center, and it is only one of 4 places in the City of San Diego to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Next time, I want to take the walking tour.  You just arrive at the Commend Center, Building 200 and dial 619.342.0821 (You can find a map at: http://libertystation.com/promotion/9283).  The audio tour will guide you through 15 different points in the area.  Along the way stop at stores like Scout (http://scout-home.com/), or check out an exhibition at Pulse Gallery (http://www.pulsegallery.org/gallery/) or have some lunch at one of the many restaurants.  I’ll post a review of my experience at another restaurant located there, Slater’s 50/50 (http://www.slaters5050.com/), very soon.

So check out the area and let me know your favorite spot!  Take Care and Happy Eating!

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6 thoughts on “Tempting Grub at Tender Greens

  1. You just gave me an idea of where to take my sisters when they visit next week! Sounds like a cool place for lunch!

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