I’ll Swim Across the Riviera for a Delicious Lunch at Arterra!

Burger with sharp cheddar, crips bacon, onion strands and fries

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Did you know….

The World Health Organization said Monday that eating processed meat such as sausages and ham causes cancer, while unprocessed red meat may also be carcinogenic.

The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer.

The report outlined that simply eating 50 grams of processed meat each day — the equivalent of two slices of ham — can increase the risk of such cancer by 18%. However, the authors say the risks are relatively small to begin with.

The organization defines processed meat as any type of meat that is salted, cured or smoked to enhance its flavor or preserve it. Processed meat generally contains pork or beef, but may also contain poultry.

The WHO now classifies processed meat in the same category as smoking and asbestos, based on its certainty of a link with cancer, but stressed that did not mean they were equally dangerous.

Unprocessed red meat such as steak and lamb shanks is classified as “probably carcinogenic.”(money.cnn.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Arterra – San Diego,Ca 

Average Cost


Rating (1-10)


Recommended Dishes: 

Burger and the Crunchy French Toast! I didn’t try anything else on the breakfast, or lunch menu but my team said all of their meals were pretty good.

Before I get into this adventure I need to address the WHO for making this extremely harsh statement about red meat.

Now I think we all know that red meat is not the best option on the food menu when it relates to the body. Too much of it can raise cholesterol, give you high blood pressure and now confirmed from the WHO can  also cause cancer.

I learned awhile back that Sodium Nitrate which is found in just about every frozen or refrigerated item is one of the ingredients that causes cancer.

There are also other things that scientists say that cause cancer; that is if you get too much burnt layers on your toast, bagels or even barbecuing your meat can cause cancer.

Asbestos, mold in your house, drinking too much wine, beer or alcohol and many other things can cause cancer.

Moderation is key in everything, and the key to good health is making sure you have a diet that includes colorful cancer fighting veggies, (the more colorful the better), fiber to prevent diabetes to control your insulin flow and also proteins of course with exercise.

I am not the best in my eating plan but I try to follow this model above. I also make sure to eat things I want as well, like a burger, pizza, spaghetti, etc.

Life just ain’t worth living to me without it. So do your best to be healthy but enjoy life as well!

Ok.. Enough with that.

Let’s talk about Arterra

So it’s the last day of my Quarterly Business Review with my sales team and it’s time to have lunch before our last speakers begin.

From all the Derby drinks from the night before, I needed something greasy and filling to absorb all of the alcohol.

I skim through the menu and instantly my eyes get caught up when I see a burger described as a burger with sharp cheddar, crisp bacon, onion strands and fries.

Something about onion strings on a burger really enhances it. Like a Rainbow enhances the clear blue sky after a summer rain.

Bacon Burger it is!!

The burger arrives and it is a beautiful masterpiece designed with a mountaintop of bacon on a succulent sweaty piece of medium cooked beef, with a bed of melted soft sharp cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce and onion strings.

I dive right in, exhausted from the night before..

Kaploooow! Instant flavor and a revival of energy ignites me!

The bacon was crisp and flavorful..

The burger was a perfect medium, tender and succulent..

The fries were crispy, delicious and salty and combined perfectly with the burger!

Bite after bite! Chew after chew! Nothing but utmost goodness and satisfaction! Good job Arterra! True live action eating!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next one! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.


Alanna Petroff  (2015) Processed meat causes cancer, says WHO Retrieved from http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/26/news/red-meat-processed-cancer-world-health-organization/

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