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Visitor in San Diego for the day- picks for lunch/dinner?

Great writeup, SM. Between you and BC it makes me want to resuscitate my old touring bike and join them.

about 17 hours ago
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

@FN: If they're smart, they'll keep a few bottles of PBR in the cooler.

about 23 hours ago
DoctorChow in San Diego

Visitor in San Diego for the day- picks for lunch/dinner?

Unique? I'll help ipse conserve electrons: Romesco.

about 23 hours ago
DoctorChow in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Ha! Do they do a roasting every year? I've never noticed a posting in the store.

1 day ago
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Looks nice.

2 days ago
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Yes, it is surprising that we don't have more of a "seafood scene" here, considering that SD is a city by the ocean. But we don't. Still, there are some pretty good places scattered around town and you may not have been to all of them yet.

I'll mention Eddie V's (either location), Top of the Market, Spike Africa, Blue Water Seafood, Tidal, and Jake's as personal favorites. (In addition to Point Loma Seafood, that is, which I also like.)

Aug 27, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Supannee does have very good papaya salad, one of my favorite Thai dishes. Yes!

In addition to the other dishes you compared, my opinion is that SEL wins out overall in the soup department, not with just the cabbage soup but also with their "Toms" -- yum and ka.

Aug 26, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

But you'd know exactly the best time to go there...

Aug 26, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego
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Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

It does seem like a banner years for flies, actually. They were bothering me at Papa Lunas on Sunday, and there were a couple at BaLe yesterday, where I've never before seen a fly, even though they almost always leave the door open.

Aug 26, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Thanks to all who responded.

Mission accomplished!

Aug 24, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

Yes, if you haven't already tried this place in the past two years, then yes, it's still worth a try.

We enjoy these little semi-circular pot pies that are made here with simple, tasty ingredients. Today was no exception and they were very nice for a late lunch.

The chimichurri at Papa Luna is ok but what they call Papa Pico is so much better on these small but filling little hot pastries.

Aug 24, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Significance of the Ut poll: "He who has the most voting friends wins the award for 'best'."

I looked at it. Laughed a lot. Ignored it.

Aug 24, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Jakes at the Cove?

I'm sure that what emerges here will be an attractive restaurant serving quality food, and I wish the TS people the best with this latest venture.

Still, I'd been hoping for a long time for something extra special to go back into this very special centerpiece LJ location, in the way that Top of the Cove was special.

Maybe TS plans to stun the socks off of all of us!

Aug 24, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

I picked up about 8 pounds of freshly-roasted NM hatch chilies at Northgate (on University at 54th) today. They were selling the fresh chilies in what looked like 30 lb (a guess) sacks, which people were hauling out to the roaster. I was glad they were also selling roasted chilies in smaller bags -- I don't have room in the freezer for more.

Also got some warm hatch chili corn tortillas -- a novelty-- while there, and some hard-to-find tepin hot sauce. So...brought all of it home and made up some great hatch chili tacos. Yum!

Aug 24, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Jakes at the Cove?

Maybe. That's a good way to look at it.

Aug 23, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Jakes at the Cove?

That was my reaction when I saw this too. I'm glad to see that space finally coming back to life, but was hoping for something more...ummm...special.

Aug 23, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Might add that the red mole at Cantina Mayahuel is made from scratch (including in-house chile roasting). This is my favorite place for mole, too.

Aug 23, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Zip lining.....??

Aug 22, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Mojitos

Not been there yet but it's on my (ever expanding) list. Even more anxious now. Thanks!

Aug 22, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

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

No one is an expert in everything -- every cuisine and every dish at every restaurant. I think that goes without saying; it's physically impossible.

But we have our opinions, as you do, regardless. What we do know is what we like: what tastes good in places that are comfortable, or fun, and with service that reflects people who are very much into their job.

Aug 22, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Mojitos

My companion introduced me to mojitos just a few years ago, when there was a decent good-sized Mexican-oriented bar and restaurant -- can't remember the name now -- near Kiel's in Clairemont. I've not had better mojitos since.

For those who've had mojitos of late, where's your favorite place for this cocktail?

Aug 22, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

I agree with El Chevere and nessy about Baci. It's my personal favorite for Italian, and the service is unmatched. Yes, you'll love it.

Aug 22, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

There are a bunch of excellent places on this list, I must say, although naturally there are several where my personal preference differs.

I agree with you about Sab-E-Lee and Dumpling Inn, for example, and my current favorite burger is the one at Luce.

Best list of its kind that I've seen, though. A person wouldn't be wholly disappointed by choosing to dine, drink, or snack at any of these places.

Aug 21, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

Might have been a poor word choice on my part, but the word "grok" means "understand thoroughly and deeply", or something like that. (It's from a '60s book, "Stranger in a Strange Land".)

So, in other words, I didn't completely understand why you wanted us to limit suggestions to places that are in Little Italy. That's what I meant.

Lots of good suggestions for you so far.

:)

Aug 21, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Sounds exciting!

Aug 21, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

I don't quite grok chezron's specificity vis-à-vis LI either, but I'm sure she has a personal preference or other easily-understandable reason. Anyway, that's what she asked for.

Aug 20, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

The one place I can suggest that's good, cool, unpretentious, modern, light and casual with inexpensive options is Bencotto. Definitely not heavy, and service is fast enough to enable you to use your "mad money", if need be.

You could share a plate (which would be ever-so-slightly personal) and bread with some wine, or go for desserts (including cheeses) and some port, for a shorter encounter.

Best to go around 1:30 - 2:30.

Regardless of the time, though, they won't care a wit if you just order desserts and coffee. A nice, friendly, easy vibe.

Your adventure is going to be an inspiring and rewarding one for you regardless of where you go. Have fun!

Aug 20, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Thanks Susangria. Right now I have my sights on either the Northgate on Univ. Ave this weekend, or the Bristol Farms in Univ. City mid-September.

BTW, I asked at the local Sprouts on Genesee near Balboa why they weren't having a roasting and they said it had to do with getting a permit. Boo, hiss. (Not at them -- at the permit.) At least this time (Sunday) they had tons of fresh "hot" hatch chilies, so I bought a bundle for the freezer.

Aug 20, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Deep dish pizza

I could do it!

Of course, I'd need to have the front seats and dashboard professionally cleaned.

But I could do it!

Aug 18, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego

Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

Great review, js76.

Too bad about losing that special penny.

Aug 18, 2014
DoctorChow in San Diego