**From a visit in November 2013**
I heard about West Coast Tavern while walking home from Wang's on University one night. Actually, it was still lively, but I think it was because it was 8pm for me. Our stop on a beautiful Saturday Morning rested on University Avenue next to a Starbucks (for you coffee fiends!). West Coast, from the outside, looks like an antique location.
Who loves vodka and Bloody Marys? Speaking of, West Coast Tavern's Bloody Mary bar is self serve (except for the vodka). I did not travel down the Bloody Mary path (I had already had one at Davanti). Venturing over to the bar, there are condiments galore, seasonings to tickle your fancy (or however you want to have the spiciness in your Bloody Mary) and a Bloody Mary Bible (WHAT!!)! Oh yes, a Bloody Mary Bible, where you can flip through the pages and find a recipe to try or EVEN write down your recipe for all to try. Why not??
When you walk in, you have the option to eat outside near the sidewalk or inside. Inside, where there are HUGE flat screen televisions (okay, a decent size) with a projector screen in the far back of the bar. So, for the guys who like to watch football (this is YOUR PLACE!). We were seated in the area that can be turned into a dance floor (awesome!) in the evenings. Our server, awesome and well knowledgeable and a whiskey lover (like myself!).
We placed our drink order (I had the Sex in Silk Sheets and Monica had an Orange Crush. Then I ended up ordering a Persimmon Bellini and Monica went with the Karamel Mock-iato).
After looking over the menu, we settle for our entrees. Green Eggs and Ham scramble for me, Beef Tenderloin Benny for Monica, Red Velvet Pancakes for Austin. UHM....RED VELVET!!!
Dear Lord, I was beside myself. I only had one bite, that was the extent of my taste, but that bite surely melted in my mouth.
So, for the green eggs and ham, I was a bit medium for. The menu said prosciutto (which is basically uncured prosciutto that is used after inquiring). I mean, I liked it, but I realize, I am not a huge fan of scrambled eggs (I thought I was - NOPE). But, for those who like scrambled eggs, spinach and ham...definitely try this. Hey, who can get their munchkin to eat this? (I can't get mine to do it)
I was able to taste Monica's Tenderloin Bennie was awesome (okay, for the one bite I had). I like tender beef cooked perfectly. I am a meat lover by habit. For me to have tenderloin melt on my tongue with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, all is well in the world. (okay, my world!) Mmmmm...Yummay!!
During our food consumption, I answered nature and found myself, right near Fischer Auditorium. It seems that West Coast recently acquired the auditorium and they are wondering what they will do with the auditorium. Maybe a San Diego based Cinepolis (meaning not all the way in North County)? Who knows? Right now, there are productions going on for the Holiday Season, so I am sure we shall here an announcement after the holidays for plans with Fischer Auditorium.
West Coast Tavern also has full menu until midnight. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Drop into West Coast Tavern, give it a try (the Chicken and Waffles seem to be a popular order!). I will need to go back and try another entree (but the drinks - pretty awesome!!).