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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

East of 15? LOL

about 12 hours ago
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Chow in Escondido?

I'm surprised that Beach Chick hasn't dropped by to eviscerate you for calling Hacienda De Vega's chow "average". LOL

Feb 25, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Meh, it's a chain. Honkman likes to go after the sacred cows.

Feb 24, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

why is cider on beer board?

Good for you!

I think it is more about what English people drank in pubs than anything else. LOL

White Labs Tasting Room?

I just want to add that I ignored this thread because JRSD's and Christo1's responses were dead on. Even a lot of beer geeks are not going to be into this place. You need to be adventurous and curious, IMHO.

Feb 21, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Carvel Ice Cream Cake

Are you limiting yourself to Carvel?

Feb 21, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

I'm throwing this in here not to recommend, but to steer away.

Drove by Phil's BBQ Point Loma today at 2. Maybe I was going to Modern Times Brewery, maybe I wasn't (LOL). Line of at least 50 people snaking around building. At 2 (yes, it was a Saturday, but still).

Not worth the line. Don't go there, even though a lot of people more plebeian than me will tell you it is a San Diego institution, bla bla bla bla.

Feb 21, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Straddling the Border

I think the new bridge they are building to Tijuana's airport would be appropriate. After all, it straddles the border.

[Thank you, thank you - I'll be here all week. Tip your servers well, and try the veal.]

why is cider on beer board?

Will we ever be discussing Dickens Cider on this board?

Feb 19, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

I meant what hotel would be near USD, but this is good stuff. :)

Feb 19, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

Just an aside, but what would be "near USD"? Hotel Circle?

Feb 19, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Piazza 1909

You do know who bluefin2na is, right?

Now Honkman is going to start chasing our best sources of information away, too. LOL

Feb 19, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

The myth of beechwood aging.

Feb 19, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Speaking of laughing, where has jonkyo been lately?

Feb 18, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

There are a lot of "-bertos" restaurants without "-berto" in their name. It is a dated category. LOL

Feb 18, 2015
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Carvel Ice Cream Cake

They had a store in Rancho PSQ that closed. I am pretty sure I have seen a few pre made cakes at Ralph's La Jolla, so you might want to give a few grocery stores a call if that works for you (custom made cakes, probably wouldn't).

Feb 17, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

"grabbing a 12 pack of their poorly made "product" "

I'm going to have to disagree with your use of poorly. You and I may have gone long past enjoying fizzy yellow American adjunct lagers aged over beechwood chips, but even most of your craft brewers will tell you that the quality control on Budweiser is quite impressive.

"Well made piss water" would be more accurate. LOL

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

Has anybody stated that they thought they were trying to convert craft beer drinkers?

On the other hand, maybe that was part of their goal. I don't think you truly appreciate how the "hipster" thinks. You know, the one that liked to get PBR in the brown bags to be ironic? Maybe they thought they might catch a few of those as well. LOL

Feb 17, 2015
RB Hound in Beer

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

If there is an appropriate, short response to that commercial, it is this:

Bud, your parent company has recently bought a number of well-known craft beer operations, in particular Goose Island and Elysian - who, by the way, did make a "pumpkin peach" ale at some point in time. What do you *really* believe?

Feb 17, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

Have you been to Fathom yet, Honkman? Just curious.

Feb 17, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

I suspect you aren't very familiar with the honkman.

A long time ago, when I was doing a graduate school visit, they took a group out to lunch. I remember one guy in our party that crinkled his nose when the food came out, picked at it, and probably had one bite at most. Sort of more like what you'd see with a 7-year old than a 22-year old, but there it was.

I know it probably is quite inaccurate, but I have a mental image of honkman doing that at places like Roberto's. LOL

With that said, calling any old Roberto's a must visit place is a joke. There are a handful of places that do that style of good about as well as could be (e.g. Lolita's in Clairemont Mesa), but even then I'd hardly call it a must visit place. More of a filling a craving place.

Feb 17, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

We have an "informal" sourced that has posted here quite often recently that would probably have the goods on the mussels.

Feb 16, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

If you make a big deal about it and drone on and on about it to people that don't care, then yes, it makes you a Dbag to do that. If you do it for your own benefit and don't make a deal about it, then I'd say no.

If the reaction to this commercial had been deserved indifference, then it would be funny about being off the mark. Seeing how so many people were offended by it, though (including a lot of people that should know better), it sort of makes a point.

Funny thing about Bud drinkers, though - they never really were the swilling crowd were they? That was your Natty Light, Miller whatever, crowd. Bud Light: girls. But whatever works. They can make their commercials and watch their dropping numbers, as they continue to purchase the so called wimpy microbreweries that they supposedly disdain.

Feb 16, 2015
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Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

"In case any of you didn't know, "Budweiser" is the name of famous beers brewed since the 1700s in České Budějovice..."

A thorough search of Chowhound will yield dozens of references to that.

I suspect just about everybody outside of "Jack2" knows this. Then again, maybe not. Beer "snobs" *are* the worst. There are more than a small number of craft beer drinkers that have grown tired of the BS. For example, just about any Pliny the Younger event in San Diego that gets announced ends up with incredibly long lines, filled with people that *never* attend the establishment otherwise. And a lot of them do act like those douchebags in the Bud commercial.

Feb 16, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Chowhound rarely is the place you find breaking news. Read SD Eater for that.

Feb 16, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Is that sort of like Eater lite?

Feb 15, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego

Table No. 10 (East Village)

Comun has some off the radar Mexican beers in cans as well as one of those daunting self-serve draft beer stations, but some people simply prefer sticking with the comfortable.

But really, if you are going to a Chad White restaurant, you are obligated to branch out more than that - otherwise that craft beer beard of his is a waste.

Feb 15, 2015
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Saturday lunch w/water view

It sounds like "Tent City" is trying to be historically accurate. LOL

Feb 13, 2015
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Best ethnic restaurants in San Diego?

I didn't go often enough to recognize anybody for certain, but I do seem to recall seeing one of the cooks from the old place at the new place.

Feb 12, 2015
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Best ethnic restaurants in San Diego?

I've eaten twice at the new, larger location on Scranton, and thought the food was pretty good both times. I'm a bit of a plebe, though, when it comes to the quality of Indian cuisine.

Given that I see a catering truck (once two, I believe) at the new location and that it likely has a larger kitchen, I suspect they've moved their center of operations there. Maybe at the expense of the old place? But then again, one bad day could simply be one bad day.

Feb 12, 2015
RB Hound in San Diego