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feedback on my itinerary please

I just noticed that restaurant week starts on Sunday. Do you have to order the Prix Fix restaurant week menu if the restaurant is participating? Is it generally a good experience and value or best avoided? I think the only one on my list would be if we go to Bankers Hill.

Jan 08, 2013
Tiffpolm in San Diego

feedback on my itinerary please

So if we decide to do sushi, should it be Hane, ebisu, ogawashi or Shino sushi + kappo? I have recs for all!

Jan 06, 2013
Tiffpolm in San Diego

feedback on my itinerary please

Thank you all for the feedback. With so much to choose from, it's hard to decide. I think we will just leave Monday night open and go to one of your suggestions based on what we are in the mood for. I had Prep Kitchen and Bankers Hill on a list already. Ogawashi looks great for sushi! I keep reading about Jsix and Bice, but from the pics, they look more subdued and more formal. Am I wrong?

Jan 06, 2013
Tiffpolm in San Diego

feedback on my itinerary please

My husband and I arrive Friday afternoon for a conference for 5 nights. Staying at Hilton Bayfront. His only free day is Sunday, but he will have nights free for dinners. I am free the whole time. I've been trolling the boards and here is what I have tentatively come up with. Input is greatly appreciated. I like good design and atmosphere, but with good food. We want mostly casual and lively, but nothing too young and hipster. We are 39/40. We were in SD 3 years ago and stayed in La Jolla/Torrey Pines the whole time, so that is why I've left that area out. Been to George's!

Friday- arrive around 3. Explore around hotel and Gaslamp.. Dinner at Bencotto or Cucina Urbana?
Sat- Little Italy farmers market and some shopping. Dinner at Neighborhood, then drinks at Noble Experiment.
Sunday- brunch at Cafe Chloe, then ferry or water taxi to Coronado, rent bikes to explore island, happy hour fish tacos and Candelas. Late dinner near hotel at Knotty Barrel or Basic if still hungry.
Monday- Shop and explore in Hillcrest/Mission Hills. Dinner at Seersucker? Or Craft and Commerce? Too Hipster?
Tuesday- maybe antique mall or museum? Dinner at Urban Solace.

I want Mariscos German truck for lunch one day. Where is it?
Am I missing anything great? Should I make changes, substitutions or switch things around? I may have to because i dont have any reservations yet. Where do i need them? i don't think we are getting a car, was planning to cab and trolley. Is that a bad idea?

thanks in advance!

Jan 05, 2013
Tiffpolm in San Diego