“Why are you closed?” “What happened?” “WHEN will you re-open?”
These have been the most asked questions in the last 6-ish weeks. The best answers I can give you go a little something like this…
We shut down on Friday the 13th of September due to a catastrophic flood. We had a lot of drying to do, which took time. We had a lot of things to replace (like one entire side of the restaurant) and that is taking time. Some folks tried to take advantage of our down time by burglarizing us during our dry out (don’t worry…we’re a stone fortress these days) and fixing/replacing that stuff is taking time. And then, the catering van got totaled in a car accident, which just took up a lot of my time filing another insurance claim. So…Lemons Lemons Lemons = LEMONADE. How can we stay so positive? Because the Stuff is JUST STUFF. It can be replaced. We still have our health. Our kids have their health.
Sadly, not everyone can say that their kids are healthy, which BREAKS my heart. So, our Grand Re-Opening is also a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego – the “Home away from Home” for families with critically ill or injured children. We’re making lemon ricotta pancakes and lemon bars and lemon cheesecake and lemon cupcakes AND LOTS OF LEMONADE to lend a little sweetness to the families at Ronald McDonald House https://www.rmhcsd.org/ We will be raising $ for Ronald McDonald house from November 9th – 23rd.
The Trails Grand Re-Opening is scheduled for November 9th! We are a community restaurant (hence the name), and we would love and appreciate your support in sharing the great news of our re-opening date. If you would like to share our flyer with your network of friends or co-workers, please use the image from this site or email us at email@example.com so we can send you an image. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Stacey & Team Trails
Get ready…for a modern twist on lemons…you’ll see…
Thank you to all of Stacey’s fans and supporters while she competed on Food Network Star Season 9 this summer. While Stacey was the 3rd runner up this season, she is happy to have had an incredible experience on the show and to have met a wonderful group of Chef’s. Stacey enjoyed meeting so many of her loyal fans this summer when they stopped by The Trails to try the Maple Bacon Cheesecake, Hot Mama Butterscotch and Wild Man Potatoes. Pursuing her career in front of the camera has been put on the back burner for the fall, while Stacey focuses on Family and putting The Trails back together after a catastrophic flood.
This holiday weekend enjoy a Baja Betty Burger, Strawberry Spinach Chicken Salad, BruceLee Burger, Trails Monte Cristo and (at dinner only) WildMan Potatoes.
Erica Fox on Fox Morning News was a gracious host!
Had a great time on San Diego Living on CW Channel 6
KPBS ran an awesome story, listen here!
This is the recipe that I cooked on San Diego Living on CW Channel 6 http://www.sandiego6.com/story/food-network-star-20130524
1.5 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
put everything in a a blender. blend for 20-30 seconds until just combined. bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for 55 minutes.
Food Network Star Premier’s THIS SUNDAY June 2nd at 9pm/8c. We’re rooting for San Diegan and Co-Owner of The Trails, Stacey Poon-Kinney! Check out her profile on www.foodnetwork.com/star and vote for her in the Star Poll
We’re celebrating the opening weekend of grilling season with two great sandwiches. The Wing Sammie – Grilled chicken breast, blue cheese crumbles, carrot-celery slaw, wing sauce aioli. All the flavors of a plate full of wings in a killer sandwich. Or, try our Baja Betty Burger – Chorizo burger, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese, jalepeno aioli – just right to spice up your weekend.
Watch KPBS evening edition Friday, May 24th for an interview and cooking demo with Stacey Poon-Kinney, co-owner of The Trails Eatery.
So Many Bene’s
This week have a crab cake benedict, piggy back benedict or a country benedict!