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Weekend High and Low

That place is wonderful, you get lot for short money. Plus, you can opt for extra veggies. Hear that BC!

Sep 15, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

Feel free to flame me but, a good location for a 7 day a week operation, would be near the Old Town Trolley/Bus Center, lots of foot traffic and a very busy place. Possibly, a piece of the Old Town Park area nearest to the SDMTS Center. Cost could be subsidized by city.

Sep 13, 2014
cstr in San Diego
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Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

The first Red Flag, the lease cost. Someone's has to pay for that huge overhead, guess who.

Sep 13, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

I do agree, high cost vendors would be another major fail. It would have to be a value play on the produce side and on the prepared food side, it could be the attraction needed to bring in the volume foot traffic. Problem is, IMO, SD doesn't do value well at all. Think of a location like Ferry, not what's in there. The location is critical.

Also, Cathy's post down stream is right on, currently ethnic markets offer a good value. Good for ALL income levels.

Sep 12, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

WOW Cathy, 5,000 miles are you a CHP!

Sep 12, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

I disagree DD, if we have an operation that will cater to ALL income levels, it would be a winner. SD has access to great produce, seafood, prepared food vendors etc. Sell your local farms produce, not the same stuff you can get at wholesalers, at a fair price, cover your overhead and make a reasonable profit.

A good example would be the Mercado Central in Florence Italy, if you've never been, go!

Sep 12, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

I was commenting on the Ferry Building as a great central location, I think SD would be ideal for that type of scenario. Now as for prices, I think there are lessons to be learned from failures.

Sep 12, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

I agree with the taste factor, which I will pay for. I do think the prepared food vendors at Hillcrest and LI are the best feature of the market.

Sep 12, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

Traffic depends on the time of day, if you're on the 805N at 5pm during the week, it's slow. Week-ends are much easier. Give yourself extra time on week days.

Sep 12, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Donovan's or Rainwater's in San Diego - which is better?

Yes, I know, I was just reminiscing a bit of the past.

Sep 11, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

Farmers Markets produce, in SD, are not cheaper and depending on the location not always fresh. Believe me, I've dodged many wilted veggies and bruised fruit. The one market I do enjoy is in Vista. I try to like The Mercado in LI, I do enjoy the Panini Guy most. I wish we had something like the SF Ferry Building.

Sep 11, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

If you factor in once you get to India St. from Coronado and attempting to find parking near Blue Water, hitting the 5 South to the El Pescador Truck maybe a better option with a better chow result.

Sep 11, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Donovan's or Rainwater's in San Diego - which is better?

Nice to revive an old thread, almost forgot about Rainwaters. IMO, Donovan's is pricey but, for a steakhouse their entree's include a potato and veg in the entrée price. Most other places offer ala carte.

Sep 11, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

News flash Honker, most all FM's in SD are expensive, just take a look at who shops there, not people on a budget or looking to save a few bucks for the family.

Sep 11, 2014
cstr in San Diego
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San Diego Public Market - RIP?

Good concept, could have been a good location except that this was a farmers market for the one percent. Will never work in BL.

Sep 10, 2014
cstr in San Diego
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Compendium of Dishes: Super Cocina (SD)

Thanks for reviving this thread Salty, one of my fav places and where I always try something different when I go there. Great chow and great value.

Sep 10, 2014
cstr in San Diego

OMG! It's finally happening! Pernicano's is selling!

BC, those cottages are there for EVER!!!

Sep 05, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Easy like Sunday Morning. .

Saturday morning is either Kono's for the early morning Big Breakfast #2 which we split, we like the PB vibe and lots of fun or home hanging with some great coffee, French Press of course, and maybe biscuits and jam, homemade. Saturday night is date night, usually a place where we can speak and not have to yell to hear each other. Must have a good bottle of red or bubbles, hey life is too short, and some not over thought sky high architectural mountain of chow. Always room for a good crème brulee or gelato. To end the evening, home, feet up, relax with some homemade Limoncello.

Sep 05, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

Some just don't understand that, 'back in the day' of primitive simplistic beer, PBR was respectable and acceptable. I mean, I can remember the slogan, 'Schaffer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one'. One of my first beer experiences, as a driving teen, was Colt 45 that was chased by Southern Comfort. Man those were the days!

Sep 04, 2014
cstr in San Diego

San Diego is the Place to Go For...

What.... no burger joints mentioned. As per usual, another clueless Huffer and an article with no research. What a waste. DR, you could write a better version for SD.

Sep 04, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Philly Hound

Breakfast; Kono's at Pacific Beach on Garnet, great local breakfast, no frills.

Lunch; Supper Cocina, good home cooked braised Mex chow. Hit up a Marisco's Taco truck for a few Baja Style fish tacos and more. Do a search on the board you'll find many posts. Super Sergio's for a good burrito.

Dinner; Top of the Market, San Diego Harbor Drive.

Jayne's Gastro Pub, craft beer. Ritual Tavern, more craft beer.

Sep 03, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

Stubbies, that's and Aussie term! Downed a few back in my days.

Sep 03, 2014
cstr in San Diego

I'm craving...

If you're still on the island, I like the hand made noodle dishes at Sam Sato's in Wailuku.

Sep 03, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Jakes at the Cove?

Not to mention that all the TS places have great burgers.

Sep 03, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

You've never had a PBR tall boy wrapped in a brown bag. If not for that product, brown paper bags would not exist. I never forget where I came from.

Sep 03, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Coronado-San Diego with no car recommendations

Taking the H2O taxi over.... perfect for BC to chime in as she gets compensated for the H20 taxi recs that plus the mussel bisque at Dobson's. Also, Brigantine on Coronado has great happy hour fish tacos and more.

Aug 31, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Mariscos German Locations and Hours

If you are close or in Coronado the Pescador truck is just down the 5 South, a pretty easy ride.

Aug 31, 2014
cstr in San Diego

A fish market find - what is it?

Is this also known as a sea robin.

Aug 30, 2014
cstr in San Diego

Reservations for Laja

Agree, yet you opine on CH with such a provocative comment. RB, I'm not blaming restaurants or resorts just the corrupt government.

Aug 29, 2014
cstr in Mexico

Reservations for Laja

care to elaborate.

Aug 29, 2014
cstr in Mexico