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East Village’s Cowboy Star

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments


Ah yes…another genius business now in the East Village…Cowboy Star. This will be the first restaurant in the East Village to be servin’-up a contemporary American-Western cuisine. The atmosphere is urban-sheik-cowboy, with exposed beam ceilings, cowboy accents and a kind of modern, contemporary saloon exterior. The 92101 team went to lunch there the other day. We walked past a couple of empty establishments to find that Cowboy Star was packed for a Tuesday lunch? I guess the word of great food travels fast. All of us were very happy to be sharing Sarsaparilla Sodas. It felt like a drinking lunch. Two of us got Bison burgers, one incredible Cowboy Star Burger with Cheese, and a Crab BLT. If it was that good for lunch, I was excited to try out the dinner. We did not get the 40 ounce steak for $82, although that would be fun to share with a group. We are steak house enthusiasts, and it lived up to every expectation and more! Flemings, Donovans, and Lou and Mickeys have some serious competition. Here is a link to the website to check out everything from the menu to the concept. www.thecowboystar.com

I am so glad that the owners have embraced the fact that they are a local and neighborhood restaurant. Leave the big crowds to the Gaslamp, and give personal attention and fantastic food time consistently. By the way, dont just take my word for it. Check out the Yelp profile to see what other locals are saying: www.yelp.com/biz/the-cowboy-star-san-diego

Oh, and they also have a butcher…awesome. Their full-service butcher shop offers a wide selection of meats…expanding the horizons of some of us city-dwellers, including Bison, 100 grass and corn fed, U.S.D.A. prime, 35-day aged, oh, and several organic options coming only from those farms that practice the highest integrity farming practices. Signature sauces and rubs will be sold as well. Summer BBQs anyone???