A post by Peter Jordens: On “Tropical Savor Bar & Grill: Bringing the Tastes of the Caribbean to San Diego.”
Seeking a Latin-Caribbean dining experience in San Diego, California? According to San Diego Downtown News, the new family-owned Tropical Savor Bar & Grill in the Gaslamp Quarter brings to the table a confluence of cuisine from Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations. Some of the cocktails are served in hollowed-out pineapples and coconuts — preludes to dishes such as stewed goat, braised oxtail, beef ribs in coconut milk, and mashed plantains with fried cheese. There are also exotic desserts using red beans and fresh corn.
Tropical Savor Bar & Grill opened officially in June 2018 and describes itself as “a family run and operated business dedicated to deliver the freshness of the Caribbean cuisine to San Diego.”
In this funny (and foul-mouthed) video, Dominican-Americans Julissa Calderon and Gadiel de Orbe visit “the only Dominican Restaurant in California” that they could find and successfully tried both the mangú and the sancocho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqMzw-xZKoo