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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants - Replacement for old board.

Spicy Pickle in Little Italy / Downtown has closed. A for lease sign was on the window of the building. Seems like sandwich places downtown are dropping like flies!

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Spicy Pickle
303 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101

Jul 28, 2011
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants - Replacement for old board.

Bread on Market is closed. Such a bummer too, that was a great place to get a sandwich downtown.

Jul 25, 2011
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants - Replacement for old board.

Nicks?

Jun 15, 2011
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants - Replacement for old board.

Goodbye Gringos in PB...Overpriced Mex.

It is now called: Fat Fish Cantina. It is now under the same ownership as World Famous. The menu as been tweaked a little for the better. And most importantly all the tacos everybody loves on the bar menu at WF are now at Fat Fish but with a "latina flare".

Jun 15, 2011
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Suggestions for places serving Manhattan Clam Chowder?

Pt. Loma Seafood has the best Manhattan and New England Clam Chowder in town.

Apr 01, 2011
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Chinese in La Jolla

One of the best Chinese restaurants is in La Jolla...Mandarin House!! So good, and they have incredible lunch specials.

Apr 01, 2011
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Just got back from Chicago -- Food Data Report

Almost forgot...on Friday night after the bars closed we went to the Weiner Circle in Lincoln Park. Watch out for ordering the "Chocolate Milkshakes" ..... got me!!

Jun 22, 2010
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Just got back from Chicago -- Food Data Report

sorry about the typing errors, I wrote this really fast and didn't proof read....my bad. :)

Jun 22, 2010
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Just got back from Chicago -- Food Data Report

I just wanted to an update on my recent trip to Chicago. First things first, this was one of the best trips food wise I have ever been on. Chicago totally blew my mind. My girlfriend and I were both virgins to the Chicago area so we were excited to check it out. We stayed in Lincoln park near Clark St. I really liked the location since we didn't have a car and it was very easy to walk, grab a cab around the city.

Here is a breakdown on where we ate / played from June 15-19:

15th (tues): Landed around 4ish, got ready and went to cafe de architectes. It was a tuesday so we were fornuate enough to get the neigborhood menu. It was only $29/per person. We had a couple glasses of wine and cocktails. This place was amazing. For the price and the quality it was a delight. Went back to Lincoln park after dinner and had drinks at the Durkin. Pretty chill dive bar and called it a night after that.

16th (wed): Lunch at Portillos. Had the Chicago dog and cheese fries. I like how they don't pour the cheese on the fries like the places here in SD. You can dip at your own pleasure. Dinner we went to Coco Pazzo. Really nice Italian spot and also very affordable. The service was excellent and the food was great. We finshed up there and grabbed some cocktails over at the Publican. After that we went over to the Wicker Park area and caught a show at the Double Door.

17th (thur): Went to the cubs game. Hip up all the bars around wrigleyville. Just ate bar food and random stadium food...the rest is a blur..ha

18th (fri): Lunch at Geno's East. It was really crowded with a line out the door. We wrote our names on the wall in white out and had a deep dish pep/ sausage pizza. It was really good and filling. We also had a couple glasses of the local Goose Island local brew. Dinner was at North Pond. Really good and in an awesome location. Right next to our place.

19th (sat): We had lunch at the Purple Pig...cool spot. I liked how everything was shared. We also sat at a community table, so it was fun listening to other peoples conversations about random stuff. It was a really interesting, yet tasty menu. I wish we had a purple pig in SD.

All in all we had a great trip and loved our first visit to Chicago!! We can't wait to go back and I appreciate all the food data from other people to make our trip so amazing!

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North Pond
2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

Coco Pazzo Cafe
636 N St Clair, Chicago, IL 60611

Jun 22, 2010
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Coming to Chicago June 15-19th

Hello all! My girlfriend and I are coming to Chicago for the very first time in mid June. We have a pretty full schedule with things we are going to do (Cubs game, MGMT concert at the Riviera) / places to eat etc.

The one thing I really need help on is finding good places to grab cocktails / beers during the day and night. We are staying in the Lincoln Park area and will either be taking cabs / train or just walking around enjoying the views. We are willing to go anywhere!

We are both from San Diego, and live in Pacific Beach. I'm not sure if any of you are familiar with the bars in PB but they are pretty crazy. We are trying to find something along the lines of that. Mid 20's - 30's kinda places.

Thanks I hope this helps and look forward to your rec's.

-M

Jun 08, 2010
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