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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

After all this time here, you still don't get America, do you? LOL

2 days ago
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

I had a Krispy Kreme burger at the fair last year, just to say that I'd tried one. Given the popularity, I thought it would be at least somewhat enjoyable in a decadent way, but I found the blend of flavors to be weird. Should have done the cauliflower.

2 days ago
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Another point to make is that not all of the coffees beans that Bird Rock has on a given day are for everybody. It's the pitfall of trying new/different single origin coffees, but then again it is what makes it fun.

Oct 20, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Bird Rock is a lot more than a cult favorite if they are winning "roaster of the year" and "coffee of the year" awards. The impression I've gotten from others (as I've rarely braved the drive to Bird Rock just to get a cup of coffee) is that their baristas / drink preparation often does not live up to the quality of the starting product.

Oct 20, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Qualcomm.

Oct 18, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Table No. 10 (East Village)

Again, I ask a simple question.

Why is it so difficult for San Diego restaurants to attract decent help? I think I know why, but I'm listening for other reasons first.

Oct 18, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

It might. There may be a *very* strong customer base from about 5 miles east of there, if you get my drift.

Oct 18, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Escargot

I have seen it there before, but very seldom. They might keep it in back most of the time for all I know (not everybody's ball of wax).

Oct 17, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

That's going to be just horrible, DiningDiva. Horrible... Mama Testa's or Fresh MXN? Such a difficult choice.

Oct 17, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

The Butcher Shop is still in existence:

http://www.butchershop.signonsandiego...

Oct 13, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Too drunk, or were you in a fight?

Oct 13, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Quick! Need suggestions for Mission Beach, please!

New place called "Draft".

http://www.belmontpark.com/restaurant...

By definition, anything in Mission Beach will be touristy, so we cannot help you there. This time of year, shouldn't be too bad.

Oct 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

Beach Chick could make it in 15 minutes, tops.

Oct 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

Without any traffic (which I assume is the case on Saturday), you can make it in about 25 minutes driving the speed limit.

Oct 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Ah, great - another honored San Diego restaurant for honkman to end up shredding.

:)

Seriously, this is on the outer fringes of my lunch radius - I'll definitely be all over that shortly after they open.

Oct 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

They gave a 20 minute window on the drive. Though it is a Saturday, that would put them on the outer reaches of that. On the other hand, when you consider easier parking, less of a wait, and more places to sit, the Del Mar option likely is better.

Oct 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

I found that article, but it doesn't identify which strip mall it is (4 possibilities). Perhaps a good place for it - I dunno. Might be a risk.

Oct 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

There always seems to be restaurants opening and closing in the Center area just left of the Mira Mesa Blvd. - Camino Ruiz intersection.

That's sort of a strange closing - suppose that their rent is being jacked?

Oct 09, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Fun Waterfront Restaurants in La Jolla / Near Torrey Pines

http://grnfc.com/carolines/

It's long beyond being a secret. They have a nice big sign now, but I'm not sure if they have any parking.

Oct 08, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Fun Waterfront Restaurants in La Jolla / Near Torrey Pines

I agree with Honkman - walkable from La Jolla Shores. Definitely our go to when we are at that beach. Cheese Shop makes a great place for getting lunch to take back to the beach, too.

Oct 07, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

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

Like I said, what they asked for is an intractable problem. They could grab a few beers at one of the Pizza Ports if they need local, but maybe they'd find some of their German selections interesting anyhow.

Oct 06, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

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

Intractable problem. I'd argue that finding "great" food in Carlsbad is pretty difficult in and of itself, much less if you have any conditions you put upon it.

Even in restaurants with a lame beer selection, you generally can get Sculpin these days, so I wouldn't sweat the beer part of the equation.

With that said, I'm going outside the box and throwing out "Tip Top Meats" as a suggestion.

Oct 06, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

When I came out here in the summer of 1999 to look for a place to live, I stayed at what is now the La Quinta on Balboa at De Sota (it was a Best Western back then). The first bar that I visited in San Diego, ever, was the Night Owl. I also visited what is now Dave's Tavern (can't remember if it was called that back then) and the Silver Fox.

Oct 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

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.

Oct 01, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

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

Sep 30, 2014
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.

Sep 30, 2014
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...

Sep 30, 2014
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