Edit ModuleShow Tags

EAT THIS: Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Duck tacos that do Daffy's specter proud


Published:

A meat friend of mine (he sells cuts) had been talking up Firefly Restaurant & Bar at The Dana for eons. "The chef's really doing some good stuff, blah blah meet me for lunch you slackjawed jerk blah blah blah," said Mr. Meat. So I did. And he was right. Firefly at The Dana on Mission Bay does some things very well. Like that view of the bay and boats in their slip from their patio seating (the actual restaurant has room for negative-six people). And these duck tacos. Exec chef Eric Manuel marinates the meat overnight in a five-spice jus with chicken stock, soy and fish sauce, then tucks very generous chunks of tender Daffy into corn tortillas with housemade habañero salsa and lime-cilantro aioli, finishing with a balsamic reduction. Street tacos—the buzzy term meaning "small taco"—are usually served with protein-confetti, a tiny portion of scattered food. These are the most generous I've seen, and the super-tender meat gets a nice, herbal kick in the pants from that habañero salsa. ALSO TRY: His roasted bone marrow with caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes and micro parsley. The meat-butter is seasoned with salt, pepper and restraint, served with a toasted baguette from Bread & Cie.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: February-March 2016

The Cheeses of Europe, San Diego Magazine's Brunch Bash, Festa Della Donna, San Diego Masters Cocktail Challenge

Best Things I Ate This Month: February 2016

Beet Steak at La Valencia, Superfood Bowl at Little Lion, Sandwich at Biga

The Drink of 2016

Rum is poised to be the next breakout spirit in 2016. So much so that people will start drinking it straight. Or in something like this Rum Old Fashioned from Kettner Exchange.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags


SD Food News

The hottest thing in San Diego food right now just might be Tijuana.

About This Blog

Restaurant reviews, food trends, top cocktails, wine, beer and generally the best eats and drinks in San Diego, by Food Editor and general good guy Troy Johnson.

Recent Posts

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships

More Than 1,300 Prizes are Ready to be Given Away

What are you waiting for? Buy your raffle ticket now

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags