Dear John’s - Top Reheat… Old-School Edition
The Hemingway Daiquiri - Rum, Grapefruit, Lime, Maraschino, Simple Syrup, Orange Peel
I tasted banana too but maybe because I wanted to. Love the reusable mason jar… togo packaging I can live with.
Waldorf Salad w/Green Goddess Dressing
Garlic Cheese Toast
Loved the Bisque. The tarragon sprig came in a little cup with the other garnishes
@PorkyBelly… I tossed that little sucker and replaced it with chives.
Jidori Chicken Pot Pie & Buttered Noodles
This pot pie didn’t look like the Instagram photo, but it tasted like it! lol. Good gravy, tender chicken, firm vegetables and perfectly cooked dough w/a soft underneath & crispy, flaky outside.
The buttered noodles tasted like buttered noodles… I added extra butter.
Guanaja Chocolate, Crème Fraiche, Fleur De Sel
The pudding is creamy, chocolatey, mousse goodness!
We really enjoyed our takeout meal from Dear John’s and are looking forward to dining-in for some of that old-school tableside service.
I forgot to add the cocktail
Strong photography…how do you find time for both sushi school and photography classes?
Why, thank you, Sir. I’m working the heck outta iPhone’s edit & highlight stick. With Covid exploding all around us I’m barely allowed outta the yard now. Working, gardening, cooking, posting pictures of food is my life.
All in beautiful southern California climate and access to fresh produce!
I added extra butter
Yet one more reason to adore you!
Hit Dear John’s as my first dine out situation in a long time, knowing that their clock is ticking pandemic or not.
Half drunk Old Fashioned
A really solid Old Fashioned–straight down the lane.
Honestly one of the best Caeser Salads I’ve had in a long time. It was super classic and I could have used a bit more anchovy, but given the vibe and the Old Fashioned I was loving every bite.
JLC’s Bougie Tots
German Potatoes + Salmon with White Wine and Sorrel
Yeah, we were that group that ordered fish at a steakhouse. (It was damn good though)
Chicken Parmesan + Spaghetti Marinara
Hopefully we redeemed ourselves with the chicken parm, which was great. I was kind of bummed the spaghetti needed to be ordered as an extra on the side because it was highly necessary, but very delicious.
I don’t know how much longer Dear John’s will be around as they’re going month to month on their lease starting in April, so if you haven’t been it’s a great night out.
Update: Dear John’s reopens for indoor dining and bar service on June 15th. ALSO, their lease has been renewed to at least April, 2022.
Very happy news - a favorite night out, albeit very pricey.
Big news!! Dear Johns was set to close due to some construction in the area… but they have been given a reprive!! Pigs in a blanket for everyone!!!
Screenshot from their email: