That Boy Good – Review

Dirty Fries

Went out with the husband and kids after hearing about this place from some friends.  The place is called “That Boy Good” but all you need to know about them is “Dirty Fries.”  I’ll get to that in a little bit, and I promise you’ll be hungry.
The staff was friendly, decor was southern country style with real wood paneling and photographs of the deep south.  If you wear New Orleans Saints football gear you get your first beer for $2 – best deal in the county right there!   We had their Dirty Fries as an appetizer.  These things are thin-style french fries smothered in a mixture of mac and cheese sauce and generous helpings of pulled pork (or you can substitute brisket), plus a few jalapenos on top for a little kick.  The sauce mixture was great, absolutely phenomenal as the cheese sauce was a nice contrast to the tangy hot barbecue sauce.  We totally cleaned our plates, mixing a forkful of fries into the bottom of the bowl to soak up all of the cheese / sauce mix.  It was easily the most delicious thing I’ve had in weeks.  For our entrees, the four of us split the Barbecue Platter which includes beef links, a generous pile of pulled pork, and a 1/2 rack of ribs.  I’m not a fan of the beef links, as I prefer mine spicier, but the hubby and kids devoured theirs almost instantly.  The pork ribs were good, with the meat almost falling off the bones.  We also ordered today’s special which was a barbecued chicken thigh, cornbread, and fries.  The only thing we didn’t like was the cornbread because of a spicy coating on the top of it.  Other than that, everything was excellent, especially because the portions were large enough that we have enough for dinner as well.

Military discount: 10%
Food quality: 9/10
Price:  Moderate ($54 for a family of 4 -two large entrees, an appetizer, a beer, and a soda)
Family friendly: Tame to moderate adult innuendos in the decor.
Parking: Easy to find on a Sunday afternoon.  Might be limited on Friday and Saturday nights.  Pay parking available

Holiday Programs – 2015

Many organizations around San Diego and Camp Pendleton graciously offer holiday programs for military families. If you are a military family and need some help this during the holidays please check out the organizations below. Please note that many of these fill up very quickly!

USO Santa Store

USO San Diego’s annual Santa Store provides children of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard ages 4-10 years old with an opportunity to learn the importance of giving by picking out the perfect gift for their parents. Santa Store also includes photos with Santa, a gift from Santa and a delicious home-cooked meal. Registration will not be posted until mid-November, 2015.

ASYMCA Camp Pendleton Santa Store

The Santa Store is for E4’s and below with kids: ASYMCA Secret SANTA Wish List Registration is on the website under the “register today” button of the Secret SANTA event.
• The Secret SANTA Wish list Program is for Junior Enlisted Ranks with children E-4 and below.

Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military

The added expense of the holiday season can be challenging for military families. We at Operation Homefront recognize that many military families are separated during this time due to deployments and others travel long distances to be together. Holiday Meals for Military is Operation Homefront’s way of saying Thank you for your service and sacrifices that you have made for our country!

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HOPE for Mental Illness

Suicide among veterans is on the rise.  A report issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs states that about 22 veterans die by suicide every day.  That’s a rate of nearly one an hour.  That’s a rate that is nearly 3 times the civilian population.  One lost hero is too many.
Unfortunately, mental illness holds a stigma. If you have a broken leg, you get a cast. If you have a deep cut, you get stitches.  However, if you have mental illness, it’s not as easy to get treatment, especially in the military. Continue reading HOPE for Mental Illness

Trick or Treat Family Festival – Nightmare on 32nd Street 2015

October 24 • Starts at 2 pm • FREE • NBSD Athletic Fields

Celebrate Halloween with MWR! Bring your family for the Trick or Treat Family Festival. Kids are boo2welcomed to wear their costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the Halloween Trail! Don’t forget, kids get a free pumpkin when (While supplies last) so get there early! Then stick around and join MWR as the night come along for a frightful time and walk through the Nightmare Trail! It’s NOT for the Faint of Heart!

For more information check out or call 619-556-7444


Chick-fil-A to Host Military Appreciation Night at SoCal Restaurants May 20, 2015

 All 59 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in Southern California will honor the region’s military personnel and their families with Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, May 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. All active military personnel and those who have honorably served are invited, along with their immediate family members, to enjoy a free entrée at their local Chick-fil-A restaurant. Continue reading Chick-fil-A to Host Military Appreciation Night at SoCal Restaurants May 20, 2015

How would you like to win your own franchise?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 7-Eleven Franchising for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

We love 7-Eleven, especially their coffee on these cold winter mornings! Thankfully, 7-Eleven also loves military veterans and is providing the opportunity for one lucky veteran, hopefully from San Diego, the chance to own their own Franchise!

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