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New Alchemy Menu, worth a visit


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New Alchemy Menu, worth a visit

Josh | Jun 19, 2011 12:43 PM

Went to Alchemy on a whim Friday night to find several new menu items. We made a meal of small plates, and came away very impressed. This is a real gem for San Diego dining, and all their beef is grass-fed, which is awesome.

Highlights for us:

Lengua tacos - mini tacos with delicious stewed lengua w/ guajillo chile sauce and micro cilantro. The house-made tortillas were really good.

Bulgogi - very tender and tasty grilled marinated beef, on top of house-made baby bok choy kimchi.

Pierogi - large potato and cheese curd-filled dumpling, topped with sour cream, chives, and bacon. Very rich, but delicious.

The small plates are substantial enough that a few of them make a nice light meal. Some of the desserts we saw coming out of the kitchen looked pretty interesting - one was called Coffee and Cigarette, and it looked to be a mocha pudding or pot du creme served in a coffee mug with whipped cream, with a thin chocolate-filled rolled cookie and doughnuts.

If you haven't been in a while, I'd suggest checking them out again. They've come a long way since first opening.

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