The Rimel’s Story
At Rimel’s Rotisserie, fresh meats, poultry, game, seafood, organic vegetables, etc. are all of the finest quality. Everything we create is from scratch; it’s all natural and healthy and it’s the way we have been doing it for over 20 years. It all starts at our local ranch in the Palomar Mountain range where we raise cattle via our sister company Homegrown Meats. All of this meat (including the hotdogs) is organic and certified by the American Grassfed Association and is approved by the Animal Welfare Association. All of our all meats are hormone and antibiotic free and the animals range freely and graze solely on native grasses. Homegrown Meats supplies our three Rimel’s Rotisserie’s locations and our two Zenbu Sushi Bar and Cocktails locations, as well as butcher shop in La Jolla CA. This meat is also being sold in local Whole Foods Markets with over 22 cuts being offered currently.
At Rimel’s Rotisserie we roast these meats to perfection over our locally grown Palomar Mountain ranch oak on our massive wood-fired grills and rotisseries. In order to bring you the best seafood, we buy from local San Diego fisherman daily, catch our own local seasonal fish and get the rest from the finest sources in the US. Side dishes and other menu selections are made everyday using the finest local organic (when available) ingredients.
We think the San Diego Union-Tribune Dining Guide did a great job describing the first Rimel’s Rotisserie back in October 19, 2000:
“Nothing fancy. Nothing chic. Just fabulous, freshly caught fish cooked simply over mesquite and served with savory side dishes. That’s what draws a standing-room only crowd to Matt Rimel’s tiny café each night. Since there are just three tables plus counter space inside and a half-dozen tables on the shared patio, many fans opt for takeout. During the present local lobster season, Rimel’s features the juicy, mesquite-grilled crustaceans with black beans, rice, tortillas and terrific salsa fresca. There’s also grilled chicken and vegetable plates”.
And again in the San Diego Union-Tribune Dining Guide Thursday, October 18, 2001:
“He menu calls it “Steaming Rice Bowl.” But I call Rimel’s feast of chewy rice, wokked veggies, moist chicken chunks and spunky green chile-garlic sauce “solace in a soup bowl.”
The rest of the menu is equally satisfying. Homemade soups – especially the Tortilla Roja – are fabulous. Chicken from the rotisserie is served with saucy black beans and terrific dipping sauces. Salads are first rate. Pot-stickers are yummy. And the simple, mesquite-grilled fish and California spiny lobsters (in season) are among the best seafood offerings in town”.
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