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One week in November with little kids - where should we eat?

I think the appeal of Pizza Port to kids is a bit overblown, especially kids 3 and 6. They have a lot of arcade games, so I think the appeal is more to the preteen age group.

I disagree with Honkman about the quality of its pizza, though. He thinks it is low grade dog food; I think it is an acceptable and sometimes decent accompaniment to the beer they have. Maybe the should add a pizza variety called the Berliner.

about 8 hours ago
RB Hound in San Diego

One week in November with little kids - where should we eat?

1 day ago
RB Hound in San Diego

best coffeecake

There is a place called "Continent European Deli" that specializes in Eastern European cuisine, in the Regents Park Row center on the east side of Regents just north of La Jolla Village Drive.

Note: their service is apparently authentic, meaning that gruff would be a nice way to put it.

1 day ago
RB Hound in San Diego

Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

No, Josh, it was actually directed at the OP (I thought you were being somewhat ironic), but now that I see it is a Q&A topic I get what Tripeler was asking now. I still need to get used to this Q&A feature...

1 day ago
RB Hound in Beer

Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

Are you serious? I know San Diego isn't your primary stomping ground, but you are very familiar with it.

Alpine Nelson (sort of a duh there, right?)
Societe Pupil
Council Gavel Drop

Sep 29, 2014
RB Hound in Beer

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

What about 1976 (the "Wings Over America" tour)?

Sep 29, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Quesadilla

IIRC, one of the old school Mexican joints in Solana Beach (either Fidel's or Tony's Jacal) had a pretty good quesadilla that used the white (Mexican) cheese. I could have this confused with somewhere else, though.

Sep 29, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Starbucks tests beer-flavoured latte

They aren't going to get any beerhead's attention by having non-alcoholic, Guinness flavored lattes - which would be at best an incredibly weak version of a KraftBierShake.

Sep 23, 2014
RB Hound in Beer

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

Mariscos Chachacha.

Sep 23, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Need help with San Diego Plans

Neither here nor there, but your user name is very close to a San Diego regular named "Tripeler" - notorious for some fairly awful puns.

Sep 21, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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Thai and Holy Basil

Oh for crying out loud Tripler. Don't drop these bombs late at night so people see them first thing in the morning. You just ruined my early morning solace.

Sep 17, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Ciro's was sort of a craft beer place, so this is a zero sum gain. They're just trading in pizza for BBQ in the long run.

Sep 16, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

What say ye, SuperChowers?

And coincidentally, another review shows up at the same time, with a much different opinion:

http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2...

Sep 16, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

What say ye, SuperChowers?

Ouch - scathing review in the Reader:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...

Sep 15, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

I entirely agree with honkman - if you want to stop by the Carnitas Snack Shack on the way north, you are much better off going to the new Del Mar Highlands location. Sure, it lacks the "atmosphere" of the original, but the food should be the same, the location is much cleaner and less fly infested, and parking *may* be easier (parking in that mall can be challenging at times).

Unless there is an accident somewhere, traffic is rarely a factor on any freeway in San Diego on the weekends. You can get some stickiness on 5 North on a late Sunday with so many people heading back north, but that is about it.

No offense, hobbess, but you are almost over thinking the driving aspect of this. 99% of San Diego visitors do the opposite (thinking Carlsbad to Chula Vista is a quick drive), but you are among the first that seems overly concerned.

Sep 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Donovan's or Rainwater's in San Diego - which is better?

I notice that on Donovan's website, they list the UTC address as "La Jolla, CA 92122".

LOL

Sep 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Donovan's or Rainwater's in San Diego - which is better?

And to repeat what I said in another thread, pretty soon that Donovan's will be no more (something about the lease) - but they'll be moving lock, stock, and barrel to what used to be Azul in the village of La Jolla. I suspect that this will result in them losing a good part of the business expense crowd (who will probably shift to Flemings), but they'll gain quite a bit of the Village tourist crowd.

Sep 11, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

I would make it a loop to go to Chula Vista; the drive along the Silver Strand is somewhat scenic IMHO.

Sep 11, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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Mariscos German Locations and Hours

If you go at a strange hour (like 3 PM) the line might not be *so* bad. Thank you guy with the funny hair and TV show!

Sep 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

The trucks that have been recommended to you have been where they are for quite a well. It might be more useful to ask the reverse question: "if I'm going to be at this truck between X and Y on Zday, will they be open?"

Sep 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Red Hook Joint Effort beer

Best Damned and Bine & Vine are the two places I would check first, though I'd be somewhat surprised if Geoi carried it at the latter. Palm Springs Liquor in La Mesa also has a pretty impressive craft selection, if you fail on those other options.

Sep 06, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

I'm thinking of David Byrne telling us "same as it ever was..."

Sep 06, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

The Steakhouse Azul in La Jolla is no more:

http://sandiego.eater.com/archives/20...

Bought out by Donovan's, giving them a relatively short distance to move when they lose their UTC lease.

Sep 05, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Easy like Sunday Morning. .

The beer geek tourists don't have a season - they are always around. Since the brewery is closed on Sunday, though, it is always a good time to go the pub.

Sep 05, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Jakes at the Cove?

That would probably be a good match, though I was wishing for Keoki's Paradise. LOL

Sep 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

Meh - I bet there are hipsters in Berlin that are enjoying that PBR you so meanly skewer.

Sep 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

What say ye, SuperChowers?

Chris is just happy that Wrench and Rodent was brought up again.

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

Well done, deckape. I didn't consider that Google Maps taco truck view would be a good way to help hobbess zero in. LOL

Sep 02, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

The cool people, if that close to Alpine, would probably head up there for their beer fix. What kind of burger did you try?

Sep 02, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

No, that is not the same address. The food trucks move around a lot, so Yelp is not going to be your best resource in many cases.

You can Google/map intersections, too. It's not as easy, but doable.

Sep 02, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego