Moving's such a hassle that the new spot better be awesome to warrant it, or so said Louie Anderson, when asked to get up and stand on the other side of the room. For a slightly larger restaurant moving to a quainter locale, scope out the new Terra.
Uprooting after 13 years in the 'crest led to "cabin fever", Terra's resurfacing down El Cajon Blvd with new libations and a fresh menu bolstered by produce from an entryway wall garden, while the exposed beam interior's highlighted by a Caeserstone-topped horseshoe bar, so presumably the drinks are very high in iron. Bistro-style fare includes all-new sliders like a short rib braised in amber lager & topped w/ housemade Stone PA BBQ sauce, previously unserved flatbreads like the Homemade Ricotta Cheese & Bacon with tomato and basil, and hefty heart-stoppers like the Karl Strauss Amber Lager Braised Pot Roast with mushroom ragout and roasted garlic mash, enough of which will ensure you do the monster everything. The weekend menu sees fresh 'fast breakers like the avocado/ roasted chilis/ goat cheese California Omelet and the IHOP-crushing Terra's Stuffed French Toast rocking a crust crammed with ricotta, strawberries, and blueberries; lunch options run from Skillet Mac 'n Cheese, to a crustaceaned BLT with tarragon mayo, smoked bacon, tomato, and Maine lobster, which's also what that harlot Ariel kept promising Scuttle he was while actually running around with that prince dude, or whatever. Everything's washed down by four local taps (and Bohemia for the chef's pleasure), plus new specialty 'tails like the three-rum'd/ lime/ cranberry/ orange/ pineapple "Love in a Glass", and four liquors infused completely in-house, or what his caretakers refer to as Life with Louie.