Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Lunch at the Firestone Grill, San Luis Obispo, California, A Cal Poly Hangout


  1. All of that food looks so good! What a great place to eat!

  2. You know, I just had dinner and was full until I saw this. Now I'm hungry again :D It all looks so scrumptious...

  3. Hello Carmen! One word --- YUM!

    I want to have a bite or two of each. How I wish!

    Have a pretty Friday Carmen.

  4. Oh God that all looked so good.


  5. Uh-oh. I knew it would be dangerous visiting here late at night on an empty stomach. Those ribs look incredible. But I really wish I had that burger in front of me right now!!

  6. Did I see BBQ? Well, I'm jotting this down, for the next time I travel South.

  7. Yummmmmmm.....looks delicious.....:-) Hugs

  8. Oh my...everything looks good, Carmen! My mouth is watering! :)

  9. u made me hungrryyy!!! these luks so Yummm!! (I mite hav posted one more comment before in this post I guess. Plz delete that. i posted it here by mistake).

  10. I have to run up to SLO for a couple of days this month - I'll have to keep this place in mind! I've heard the Big Sky Cafe is great for dinner.

  11. Looked awfully yummy, I am gong for an orange, or I will be off for a burger. LOL. take care.

  12. such food can sure keep one wordlessly biting!

  13. Looks tempting, but I'm a veggie :)

    Rajasthani Turbans

  14. Outstanding food! And did you eat all of it? :) :)

    PS. I love the roses in your header!

  15. you are killing me here. my kingdom for that burger! hugs!

  16. No one would like to talk with such a variety of food available.

  17. OMG!!!! I can't believe the size of some of those serves. I thought I ate a lot but I think it would take me a week to get through those Ribs.

    They do look delish though.

  18. Anonymous3:20 AM

    What yummy foods you're showing! I see you're carrying your camera with you to take these pictures and tease us..Yummy..

  19. Lunch looks great. I love SLO tho I have not been there in quite a few years. My parents retired to a small town north of Santa Barbara and one of their favorite places to go for brkfst on the wkends was in Morro Bay...of course, I can't remember the name just now but it's a bakery style restaurant w/ a great view of the bay & the rock. It's been there forever.

    Meanwhile, listened to "50 Ways to Leave Yr Lover" by Sony Holland. I've never heard of her but I may be forgiven as I live in a tiny town w/ 3 radio stations, none of whom play jazz. She is really good!

  20. gimme mooooore!
    Oh my1

  21. OH CARMEN!!!! (falling out of chair in a faint)......HAHAHA

  22. Anonymous6:56 AM

    i love anything healthy

  23. Margie: Why do you post food pictures before the Margiedales have fixed my breakfast?

  24. Travelingjoan - I can't believe that I was in
    San Luis Obispo so many times and only ate
    there the day my son graduated from Cal Poly!

    Poetic Shutterbug - for a college hangout, the
    food at Firestone Grill is unbelievably good!

    MaxiVelasco - there were only four of us eating
    at Firestone that day but I wanted to try so
    many things, I ordered several extra dishes.
    I didn't photograph it all. Everything was
    great. The tri tip steak is a specialty
    but, since I can rarely find beef ribs, I
    was thrilled with those.

    Renee - it was delicious. With my two 6'4"
    athlete sons, there wasn't a morsel left!

    willow - visiting late night blogs with food
    pictures always is my downfall!

    lakeviewer - Firestone Grill has pork and beef
    ribs and all sorts of other things on the
    menu. Have you never visited San Luis
    Obispo and the Paso Robles wine country?
    It is a lovely area!

    Bernie - really good food. I just regret I
    didn't discover Firestone till the day my
    son graduated!

    Tes - mouthwatering, indeed. I was starving
    after I posted the pictures!

    Priyanka Bhowmick - I wonder how many of those
    Monster Burgers have been served to Cal Poly
    students! The place is fun because of all
    those college kids. Took me back to the
    days of my youth.

    Janiss - I'll have to remember the Big Sky. I
    am usually in SLO every year for a forensic
    conference at the Cliffs. We go to Rosa's
    and Jocko's or McClintock but I've told my
    colleagues we have to go to the Firestone,
    especially since we usually try to hit their
    Thursday night Farmer's market.

    cinner - wise choice, an orange instead of a
    burger. Great will power, which I never

    magiceye - the food is good but give me Indian

    Bhavesh Chhatbar - I'm sure there were vege
    choices on the Firestone menu as we do have
    many vegetarians in California and many on
    the Cal Poly campus!

  25. Sheila - every bit of that meal was finished.
    The roses were free to use from a wonderful
    website, schererarts.

    jane - I think that monster burger picture is
    gorgeous and certainly gets on salivating!

    rainfield61 - conversation did stop for a little

    Liss - the servings are generous, probably
    since they are used to serving college

    Icy BC - since I also do a lot of reviews for
    Yelp and TripAdvisor, I almost always have
    my camera with me. My boys hate that I whip
    it out at meals but they've gotten used to
    it now!

    California Girl - isn't Morro Bay wonderful?
    My son lived there one of his Cal Poly
    years. I think I ate at that bakery cafe
    once, also at Windows on the Water and at
    a famous fish and chips place, with a view
    of the rock. I love the central CA coast.

    Dulce - I, myself, was wishing I could go back
    to the Firestone Grill. Hopefully, I'll have
    enough money to attend my forensic conference
    in March and I'll get back there again!

    Donna - there is always McDonald's, I guess,
    but none of the fast food chains can match
    that monster burger!

    corvedacosta - I doubt that much of the
    Firestone menu could really be classed as
    healthy but it certainly is delicious.

    Margie - I thought the Margiedales served
    breakfast at your beck and call...maybe
    they can whip up a murder burger!

  26. Carmen...I live about a 3 minute walk away from Firestone Grill....I love the chicken strips there..with mustard sauce....but the bbq can't be husbands favorite place on this planet is Jocko's. McClintocks has been dissapointing lately. Have you tried Novo by the creek. It is usually very good. Robin, the owner buys all the food from farmers market..and you can tell...

    how funny you were in my backyard..literally..

    I live across the street from the Del Monte Cafe..have you been there? if you like Firestone you would like this..not bbq..but very good homestyle food...we walk across the street in our p.j.'s for supper sometimes...we know Travis the owner very well...nice folks...
    great food...

    thanks for the kind words about my're a dear..

    more later,

  27. great pics
    just saw the soft drink pic so remembered my one article which i have written, may be you will like to read it.

  28. that is some lunch! the 3rd one looks well tasty!!

    Tina from
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  29. Oh dear, those foods are not for me! how can i see such foods right now that I am starting to feel hungry? worse is that I can't really indulge!