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Stuck in the Gaslamp District. HELP!

It's quite possible that Chloe has slipped a bit - your experience is certainly more recent than mine. I eat at the Zanzibar at UC San Diego quite often.

2 days ago
RB Hound in San Diego

Stuck in the Gaslamp District. HELP!

Cafe Chloe open until 10, though your non-meat choices may be limited.

Oceanaire, albeit part of a chain, may be a reasonable choice.

Top of the Market, part of the Fish Market.

Urban India not bad for a buffet lunch (I think they do a menu at lunch, too).

Apr 14, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Real dairy frozen custard in San Diego?

I should have figured. Milwaukeeans are very particular about their frozen custard, and get into arguments with each other over what is best. They all agree, however, that Milwaukee >>>> anything else.

I went to graduate school in Madison - it was very amusing to hear the back and forth. Then just to throw gasoline on the fire I'd ask "you mean Culver's isn't the best?" or "what about Michael's"?

Apr 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

Just one thing I want to point out: if a restaurant has excessive noise, then bringing kids after 8 PM isn't an issue. :)

Apr 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

Or get their car stuck in a garage with no attendant and a broken ticken/credit card machine. That's happened to me a number of times in La Jolla.

Apr 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

JV's Mexican Food

Dr. Chow was right in that I was thinking of Armstrong's (which is within walking distance of JVs), but Andersen's certainly is close enough as well.

I loved their Surf-n-turf burrito, back when I could eat something like that (now it would be at least 2 meals, and I don't like reheated burritos).

Apr 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Real dairy frozen custard in San Diego?

As Dr. Chow says you need to go to Milwaukee to get the real thing (are you a Wisconsinite, Dr. Chow?). There have been a few failed independent efforts, both of which ended reverting to Cold Stone-like ice cream joints in their death throes, because for whatever reason frozen custard does not taste (or at least sound) appealing to Californians.

With that said, there is a chain called Rita's Italian Ice that is expanding into San Diego in a big way, and already has two stores open in east Carlsbad and Bonita:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/963120

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/f...

I've yet to try them out.

Apr 12, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

JV's Mexican Food

If you got to Walter Andersen's or Toys-R-Us often, or find yourself shopping for lighting fixtures often, I have a difficult time understand how you hadn't visited JVs before.

Apr 11, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

"Why not burn down San Diego and start from scratch?"

That's not a bad idea - it worked for Berlin.

[I'm really sorry, Honkman - but you threw a hanging curve.]

Apr 11, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Breakfast in Del Mar / North San Diego area

A few years ago? This thread is from over 13 years ago! I don't think I've ever seen much reposted from before 2007. Wow.

Apr 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

Ranch dressing on fish tacos? Forget the felony; the punishment should be banishment to International Falls, Minnesota.

Apr 10, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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SuperNatural Sandwiches To Open Its First Brick & Motar Site

I had a Kraken fall apart on me. I do think it is the bread they use. I'll try cutting in half first next time.

Apr 09, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Search for Everyday-Drinking Pale Ales

Saga? Tonight we're on the loose!

Apr 07, 2014
RB Hound in Beer

Great coffee in SD..?

I don't think it was any secret; I'm pretty sure I read about it a few months back, somewhere.

Apr 04, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

That's nice about the sours, but whenever Almanac even farts we get the smell down here. :)

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

Not always irony deficient - just today.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Need Good recs for college students

In PB, Ciro's has a relatively small but usually quite good (and well thought) selection of craft beers on tap. Their food is comparable to that at the Tap Room (I like their pizza a tad bit better, but it is more of a style issue than anything).

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

I got what Josh was saying, and I'm usually one of the first people to get irritated with him. :)

Truth be told, I could be plenty happy just living in Paso Robles.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

I'm craving...

Let's not forget how many calories get burned when you are banging the drums all day.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

Sure, it's impossible to visit most of the beer centric cities, unless you are one of the lucky few that do that for a living. But if you scan most of these lists (especially those done by people that do that sort of thing for a living), San Diego is usually highly rated. Furthermore, you can sort of look at measurables such as awards at the larger beer festivals, the number of microbreweries and brewpubs, and the "beer tourism" dollars - and San Diego pretty much is not parallelled when you combine all of that.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

Milwaukee? Why? Being the origin of Miller's does not make one a beer city. There are a few decent craft places there, but they pale in comparison to other places IMHO.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

I'm craving...

Driving your sports car around San Diego at 120 MPH makes you hungry.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

"Might rank among the top five"?

Being top five is pretty much indisputable. The argument is whether or not San Diego is the top city. I think that Denver and Portland are usually in the same rarified air.

Apr 03, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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Need Good recs for college students

Apr 02, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Great coffee in SD..?

Could my sarcasm have been any more dripping?

I can understand why a good coffee joint would take off there, though. And New English Brewing, too.

Apr 01, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego
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Need Good recs for college students

If you are into craft beer, Pizza Port Ocean Beach is close as the crow flies, but might be a little involved driving. You wouldn't necessarily would have to eat there, as there are plenty of places nearby. A lot of people here think their pizza sucks worse than Dominos, though I think it is acceptable.

You aren't that far from some very good taco trucks in Chula Vista if you want to give that scene a try.

There is nowhere you could go in Coronado w/o being the youngest table there. With that said, you probably would like Leroy's. Decent food and drinks.

Apr 01, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Great coffee in SD..?

No appreciation for the San Diego industrial park vibe (which is mostly biotech in that area). It was an area so ripe for picking, Jay. :)

Apr 01, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Great coffee in SD..?

If that is no man's land, then why is there so much traffic in the area?

Apr 01, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego

Einstok Icelandic White Ale

Just as an FYI (because you seem to like those, Thomas :) ), the location of an import company's headquarters may have little to nothing to do with where a product ends up being distributed. A lot of companies are headquartered in Florida due to lower taxes.

Mar 27, 2014
RB Hound in Beer

SuperNatural Sandwiches To Open Its First Brick & Motar Site

I wish I knew you were going - I could have met you there.

Mar 24, 2014
RB Hound in San Diego