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So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

I make my own as well, have been since the wheel was invented. Nothing in our counties is worth much.

I'm probably more critical of pizza than most.

about 14 hours ago
cstr in San Diego

Dinner post cocktails at Noble Experiement

Here's their website:

cafechloe.com

about 14 hours ago
cstr in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

I think Honk said, it was horrible. I've had a few Filippi's in my day, not by my choice, and I find they're almost edible if you ask for them with a lot less cheese and well done.

about 19 hours ago
cstr in San Diego

So apparently, San Diego is the Country's Seventh Best Pizza City

Not sure about that statement. A relative of a relative is a distant stretch from Grimaldi's in NYC.

It's like saying, FN was related to our founding father GW or that I was in the blood line of Adam!

On the pizza front, it's all about the dough, it must be thin and crisp on the bottom with a light airy pillowy crisp crust around the edge. Soggy is not allowed!

Also, dough must set and slightly ferment for a day or two.

about 19 hours ago
cstr in San Diego

Dinner post cocktails at Noble Experiement

May be best to eat first then bar hop. Depending on the size of your party, Cafe Chloe might be an option. As stated below, lots of restaurants close on the early side.

Have fun and enjoy the weather.

about 19 hours ago
cstr in San Diego

New Idea - Cool Venue in North Park for a 12 person party -

You may want to do a search on Google for rental halls in SD. I'm sure some can be rented without a food or cater requirement.

about 19 hours ago
cstr in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

Hmmmm... I've had spicy Asian slaw, now you have me thinking about some BBQ slaw, maybe Carolina style, with habanero sauce.

Jun 24, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Dickey's BBQ?

What heat level do you usually get? Plus a level 10 cole slaw!! OK, I just couldn't resist!

Jun 23, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

The Great Mario owning up to a fail, HA!

Jun 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Best dumplings in San Diego are at Lezzet Cafe

Thought I'd highjack the thread for a quick post to the DrC of spice and heat.

On a whim, when to JT's Thai, had the Pad Prik King Pork, one of my favorites, and Spicy Thai Basil Chicken. Cranked up the spice level on the pork, sometimes I wish they had level 15!

There were 4 plain clothed SD detectives eating as well, hay much better than donuts.

It was great, washed it down with a Big Eye IPA.

Jun 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

As I said up stream, maybe a good location would be near the Old Town Transit Station. Plenty of room there and lots of foot traffic.

Jun 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Lot's of TV's that are sports centric, Craft Beer and ample noise, bet Flakey can't wait for it to open.

Jun 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

'many of them are pretty pricey but have also high quality products'

Great for tourists but....

This is a recipe for disaster, you're only thinking about the rich and not the locals, remember where this is located.

If you want great examples of open markets that are a success, just go to Europe and check out who shops at them. The Locals!

Jun 22, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

Have you been there? It's a total tourist trap. There is nothing there, on the inside, that would compel me to get my wallet out.

Jun 21, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

Have no fear, someone will figure out a way to screw it up.

Remember the short lived market at Barrio? Total fail. Why location, bad concept, geared only to the rich. They forgot who lives in their 'hood.

First it will need, a/k/a to be a tourist trap, like Ferry Building, but also accommodate locals with some great offerings. The real attraction at the Ferry Building is not what is inside, but all the trucks and vendors outside and across the street. So, if my prediction is correct, they will not gear it for the locals and will be a $3M fail, it's what SD does best.

Jun 21, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Let's see.... more expensive and less quality, it'll be perfect for SD.

Jun 20, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Best dumplings in San Diego are at Lezzet Cafe

'And, to get to the point, dumplings are one of those things that are in the "but no, not everything" category.'

How about ice cream?

Jun 20, 2015
cstr in San Diego

steakhouse for a group of guys

Blech!!! their stuff is way to salty and I don't like the quality of meat. If you want sheer volume, it's the place to go.

The best part of that place e is the salad bar offerings.

Jun 20, 2015
cstr in San Diego

steakhouse for a group of guys

I'm a fan of Donovan's, great USDA Prime steaks, always liked the atmosphere and service. Very classy place.

Cowboy Star would be another of my top picks. Plenty of review on CH.

Jun 20, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Grant Grill Bar Menu

Nice tip El, BC will be proud as this is one of her special haunts.

Jun 13, 2015
cstr in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Does it really matter 'what' Rome it is, they're probably all better than SD.

Jun 12, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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BBQ in San Diego? Or a good family friendly restaurant?

The Cottage, in La Jolla, has begun it's outdoor dining. Good food, casual, nice patio.

How many in your group?

Jun 11, 2015
cstr in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Must be a bad batch of Bath Salts. Rome to SD, totally laughable!

Jun 11, 2015
cstr in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Quick RB, sub Berlin for Montabello..

Jun 09, 2015
cstr in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

UT hopes we're dumb enough to believe it.

Jun 09, 2015
cstr in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Typical UT pipe dream piece of uselessness. We'll probably read about most of the mentioned places in the SD CH Recent Closings soon.

A Q chain from Southern CA. My heart be still, I don't think so.

I'll stick with COOP's thanks.

Jun 07, 2015
cstr in San Diego
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Thai Papaya Pok-Pok

Just 'some heat', were you not feeling well DrC?

Jun 06, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Diners. Not the fancy ones, not the "dives" either. Grits and eggs.

The scenery is not for you, it's for the young FN. You're past your prime and who knows what your eye sight is like.

Jun 02, 2015
cstr in San Diego

Where in San Diego can I find good Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale)?

Amazon has them, free shipping.

Jun 02, 2015
cstr in San Diego

What's your favorite dessert spot???

Malasada's in SD, I can only wish. Thing is, we have a lot of great small mom & pop donut shops that could make them very easily.

I still like Bread & Cie for their pecan sticky buns.

Agree with BC, a good cheese, imported please, plate and some Tawny Port would be a fine dessert.

Jun 01, 2015
cstr in San Diego