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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

Don't forget the car exhaust smell of the Convoy traffic and all that background white noise. Lovely, adds to the wonderful rich and unique ambiance!

about 9 hours ago
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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

Not even Super Sergio's. Surprised you haven't mentioned SS as one of your favorites. ...

1 day ago
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Carnitas Snack Shack

Then all Carmel Valley Jewish people are practicing Jews.

Jan 25, 2015
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Carnitas Snack Shack

So maybe in contrast, LJ should not have Porkyland, Su Casa or The Shack. I mean it's not the LJ vibe, right!

Jan 25, 2015
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Carnitas Snack Shack

I don't understand the 'Del Mar vibe'. Is CSS not good enough to be located in Del Mar. Sounds a bit snobby and uppity.

Jan 25, 2015
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North County Sausages

Tip Top Meats, in Carlsbad, has a great selection of house made sausages and a lot more.

Jan 24, 2015
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Enchiladas Suisse

The rice looks a little out of focus!

Jan 22, 2015
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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

Nice rendition FN. I was thinking of me as a kid, infatuated, with by Kodak Brownie camera that I got from a savings bank when I opened my very first savings account.

Also, agree that DrC has a gut of steel! Totally flame proof.

Jan 21, 2015
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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

I was checking out the menu, might give it a try if I'm in the area on Sat. Hope some of those spicy dishes live up to their descriptions.

Jan 21, 2015
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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

Wow, I tell you, Convoy has some great gems in those little strip malls. Dish looks great.

Jan 20, 2015
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"Live" Dungeness crabs--can you taste the difference?

Those dungies are swimming in salt water. I always will choose live over precooked and/or frozen. Get the big ones.

Jan 18, 2015
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No Sundried Tomatoes at Costco??

I was in La Jolla but, that was in 2013. They've been long gone since.

Jan 18, 2015
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How to convince wife to go to TJ

That would be the easier choice.

Jan 17, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

'It's not like we're "celebrating" the opening of 22 new Applebees and Red Lobsters' I guess we'll have to wait and see what comes out of these 22 kitchens. That's what I think is important on this thread, not wage or job issues. Example; look what the great Mozza did for our community, you had a good job that morphed to a mediocre job for a year and made the minimum because the place was a fail from day one, wow.

Jan 16, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

Hey honk, maybe BC, and her boy toy, can be the first to book their wedding event there and then take the water taxi over to Coronado. And here comes BC in 5..4..3..2..

Jan 15, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

"A $10 million, 24,000-square-foot floating dining/special-events center with a ready-for-its-close-up location on Harbor Island."

Doesn't mean a thing, money and space are nothing without quality chow. Just ask Batalli.

Jan 15, 2015
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Eats around Pacific Beach, CA

I just don't get, at least for me, Fishery. Nothing jumps off the menu. I'd suggest the OP expand their radius to include OB Noodle House in OB, a fun place.

Jan 15, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

I see mostly chain restaurants, Cohn, Patio Group and Malarkey, all boring and lifeless. A few possibilities are Oceana Coastal Kitchen and maybe Water Grill. Wow honk, don't pee your depends with the excitement of this list.

Jan 15, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

But you said, 'lots to be excited about'. Or were you quoting the article where this originated from.

Jan 15, 2015
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What's Your Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego County?

World Famous, in PB, has some good selections. Public House, in LJ, has all craft beers on special and some great food options, one being Kobe Sliders. Bareback Grill, also in PB, has all beers on special and half price apps. Always looking for new ideas.

Jan 14, 2015
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Phở Hung Cali: great Bún and Phở in Chula Vista

Ask them, they may make it for you.

Jan 11, 2015
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Phở Hung Cali: great Bún and Phở in Chula Vista

We had 2 separate dishes, one chicken and one beef. Sorry for the confusion. Both were really good.

Jan 11, 2015
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Phở Hung Cali: great Bún and Phở in Chula Vista

Went today for a late lunch and had the mixed beef pho and chicken noodle soup. You're right ipse, the broth is excellent, this was a serious bowl of pho. The menu is huge, almost too big, everything that I saw coming by the table looked fresh and flavorful. The location is just across from Aqui es Texcoco. I had a chance to talk to the owner, they've been open for about one month. It's a family run business and the place is immaculate with an 'A' board of health grade. The family is very outgoing, friendly and helpful.

I just wish it was a bit closer to me but, it's a 'dish worth driving to' and I hope to frequent it regularly. Most dishes are about $7, very reasonable.

Give it try DrC.

Jan 10, 2015
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Javier Plascencia's new SD Restaurant

So you 'literally' can't wait.

Jan 10, 2015
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RedO is Coming

I'm reading all the 'speculative postings'. Much like Mozza, be careful don't let all your hype over a celebrity coming to town be a let down if this doesn't happen or is short lived. Time will tell. I do hope, based on his expertise in a cuisine we love, that he has much influence and money to invest in this.

Jan 08, 2015
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Must agree DrC, that is a great location for Donovan's.

Jan 06, 2015
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breakfast and coffee

Aloha BC, welcome back!

Jan 06, 2015
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Pastrami to go

Easy, Tip Top Meats, they make their own. Enjoy MrK!

Jan 05, 2015
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I'm craving...

A great bowl of ramen with homemade noodles and fresh ingredients. Any recs.

Jan 04, 2015
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Cowboy Star--Meh

Have to agree, I've been to Peter Luger's many.. many.. times over my adult life, never a disappointment. I rate them as the high water mark of chophouses and frequent them often.

The interesting thing about Luger and places like them is that, if the entrée did not look great the waiter would never bring it out to the floor to be served. That's just one major difference. CS is above average, price point and ingredient quality IMO and should be able to perform.

Jan 04, 2015
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