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Quick! Need suggestions for Mission Beach, please!

If beer fits the "drinks" part of the program, I'd suggest heading up to Amplified Ale Works. Good food, good selection of beer (some brewed on premises), ocean view and not touristy.

Oct 10, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

The Catamaran in Pacific Beach has started doing construction out front on the bay and have signs up indicating that they are opening a new "waterfront restaurant". We'll see.

Oct 07, 2014
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Vitamina T

Great video! It's got me really looking forward to my next trip to Mexico City.

Sep 28, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Ciro's in Pacific Beach closed this past weekend. The soon-to-open Iron Pig Alehouse has the same owner, so perhaps the closure is related to that.

Ciro's had a new ownership posting on the door for a while with a the business name "Crushed". I found this website:

http://barcrushed.com

No idea on the status, or whether it is even still happening, though.

Sep 16, 2014
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Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

We'll see. I think the location definitely has more promise than the failed SD Public Market. The area already has a number of other places that are attracting what I would think to be a market-friendly crowd - it doesn't have to stand as a destination all by itself.

Sep 12, 2014
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San Diego's Local-Mussel Dishes

Interesting - the place by the Hyatt? I bike past that place sometimes and ate there once - my impression was mediocre fried seafood.

Sep 10, 2014
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A fish market find - what is it?

Looks like Cardinal Snapper to me.

Aug 29, 2014
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What say ye, SuperChowers?

Ohitashi at Izakaya PB
Falafel at Cali Kebab

Aug 29, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

I really hope Iron Pig is good and does well - and maybe sparks something in that area. I think there is a lot of potential for more local-centric food/drink in PB inland from the tourist scene.

Aug 14, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

Some recent and upcoming places in the PB/MB area:

"The Local PB" opened in the spot that used to be Nick's. It looks like they did a really nice job with the remodel, but every time I've walked by it has had loud dance music pumping from the top floor.

"The Promiscuous Fork" opened a new location on Crown Point diagonally across from Rocky's.

"Draft" opened in the Belmont Park complex.

"Iron Pig Alehouse" (bbq and craft beer) is supposed to be opening on Garnet in the spot that was once a German deli and then a sushi place.

"Twisted Manzanita Ales" is opening a tasting room on Mission Blvd between the Duck Dive and Dirty Birds.

Aug 13, 2014
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Local Casual Outside Breakfast Place Ocean View

It is called "Woody's", now.

Aug 10, 2014
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Anything good close to the Otay Mesa crossing @ Tijuana?

I've only been to El Mazateno one time and really enjoyed it - good food in a bustling atmosphere.

If it were me, though, I'd cross at San Ysidro instead and grab a cab out to Playas. Or a quick cab to Mercado Hidalgo.

Make sure you activate your Sentri online before you go - we forgot :-)

Jun 19, 2014
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what does San Diego need in its dining scene?

I'd add Phuong Nha Banh Cuon to the non-pho, non bahn mi Vietnamese.

Jun 13, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

The "pour your own" place is Barrel Republic. They seem to be doing quite well, despite being just two doors down from Taproom. The main downside of Barrel Republic is that they don't serve food. They were doing food trucks out back, but stopped a while ago.

Apr 26, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

There are breweries a block north and a block south of there, albeit not right on the boardwalk.

Apr 25, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

From what I've heard, China Inn closed because increased rent made their business no longer tenable. That's happened with a number of longstanding PB spots (Zanzibar and the Tiki come to mind).

Apr 25, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

There is a fair bit of change afoot in Pacific Beach right now:

Izakaya Pacific Beach has opened in the space previously occupied by Kafe Yen. We've been once and liked it enough that we will return.

Single Fin Surf Grill now occupies the old Liars' Club (RIP) location. Haven't been there yet.

Nick's closed a while back and the building is being extensively remodeled. I've heard that the new owners are the people who run The Local.

Moondoggies is closed and has a change of ownership notice in the window - no idea who the new owners are, though.

Green Flash closed and is being quickly turned into a place called something like the Baja Beach Cafe.

China Inn closed and the space is currently for lease.

Apr 25, 2014
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Long trip report: Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca

Thanks for the detailed report!

Apr 19, 2014
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Need Good recs for college students

For beer in PB, your best bets are:

California Kebab - great outdoor patio with an ocean view, good food and beer selection (including some brewed on premises).

Tap Room - very good selection of local beers, ok food.

Barrel Republic - 40+ "pour-your-own-pay-by-the-ounce" taps, but no food.

Apr 03, 2014
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Need Good recs for college students

Reading that it has been purchased by the people behind Cabo Cantina destroyed my small shred of hope that it might be replaced by something interesting.

Apr 02, 2014
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New Mariscos truck in University Heights.

'Loca' means crazy. I don't know specifically about this truck, but other places I've had a Tostada Loca it has been piled with lots of mixed ceviche.

Mar 17, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Three- The Saga Continues.

They were growing Cascade and Nugget - not hops that we would typically use, but the beer was fine.

Feb 04, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Three- The Saga Continues.

We picked hops at Star B a few years ago and made a fresh hop IPA with them.

Feb 04, 2014
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Old Timer Coming Back...

Walk across Mission Blvd. and catch sunset from the patio at California Kebab.

Enjoyable Lunch at Promiscuous Fork--La Jolla

They are reportedly opening a second location in The Point, a mixed housing/commercial space currently in construction on Crown Point.

Dec 28, 2013
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SD Dish of the Month - October 2013 [Curry]

Fathom is a great little spot. Note that the Loco Moco is only on their weekend brunch menu.

Loco Moco purists would probably turn their noses up at this one, but I found it quite tasty.

Oct 16, 2013
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SD Dish of the Month - October 2013 [Curry]

I've had three curries in the past week, but all at home.

I did have Japanese curry sauce on a "Loco Moco" at Fathom Bistro.

Oct 16, 2013
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SD Night Market

We stopped by around 7. It was very busy and energetic, but the food offerings didn't look interesting enough to justify a long wait in line (the vendors didn't seem that different from what you would see at a typical street fair).

We ended up having dinner at Tofu House instead.

Sep 29, 2013
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best falafel

I had a falafel taco tonight at Cali Kebab that was pretty tasty. They only do the tacos on tuesdays, but they have a falafel sandwich on the regular menu. I've had the falafel appetizer quite a few times and it is variable - ranging from ok to really good.

Sep 10, 2013
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Seeking your input on my SD picks!

Fathom Bistro on Shelter Island.

Sep 05, 2013
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