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The Underrated- what's yours?

Hungry Lu in OB at the bottom of Voltaire is a hidden gem. Classic Italian sandwiches on awesome bread at a reasonable price. They bake fresh italian butter cookies in the back and handful canollis right in front of you. Delicious shells they bake themselves, with fresh orange zest as background in canolli filling. My fave sandwich is a sausage eggplant. Pretty unique. Charming customer service too.

1 day ago
nessy in San Diego

San Diego Christmas Treats

Resurrecting this. Stollen at Twiggs on Adams ave is very good if you are still looking! They also have a variety of holiday cookies. Standouts are the ginger cookies and these square iced things with dried fruit in them. Con pane still making Panetone with apricots. Also azucar has a couple holiday items. Haven't tried them yet. Any other holiday treats out there??

Dec 13, 2014
nessy in San Diego

The Underrated- what's yours?

Hmmm. I have the luxury of being close by and can go at non-peak hours. I've found there to be plenty of meat on the sandwiches. Service can be slow. If they could apply point loma seafoods order system and speed, it would be an improvement!

Nov 28, 2014
nessy in San Diego

The Underrated- what's yours?

Con Pane bakery. Sandwiches are perfection. Bread is perfection. Not a huge dessert selection but each item is outstanding.

Nov 24, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Lunch in Pacific Beach

My cousin and I are meeting in Pacific Beach for lunch tomorrow as she has a meeting there. Tidal isn't opened for lunch. I was think Costa Bravo but am not too excited after thinking about it. She was not inspired by the menu or prices at JRDN. Any other ideas? It's the one part of town I never venture into. Thx.

Nov 18, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Fresh cranberries

Thanks so much for the info!!

Nov 17, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Fresh cranberries

Not sure. I sent my husband. Which makes any info questionable ;(

Nov 16, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Fresh cranberries

Who has the best price right now for fresh cranberries? I need to buy quite a few bags. I thought 3.59 at Trader Joes was a bit high. Anyone see anything better? Thanks!

Nov 16, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Steak sandwich

Where can one get a good steak sandwich? Maybe with some carmelized onions and sautéed mushrooms on a good roll? Not a Philly cheesesteak. We used to get the steak sandwich at Pete's Meats in Little India with grilled onions. But they reopened that building after renovation with no Pete's.
Any ideas would be appreciated! Sit down restaurant or take-out!

Nov 10, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Dining Mentors

Great idea. I'd love a guide through the world of Indian food.

Nov 05, 2014
nessy in General Topics

Stew. Daube. Hearty Soups. Chili con Carne (not ramen or pho)

Yeah. Ritual tavern has a hearty sounding seafood gumbo right now. Haven't tried it, but if it rains tomorrow, I will, and will report back.

Oct 31, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Stew. Daube. Hearty Soups. Chili con Carne (not ramen or pho)

Check Ritual Tavern when it gets colder. Also urban solace has chicken and dumplings that had a stew-like consistency.

Oct 31, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Good Italian near Oceanside

We will be picking up guests in Oceanside and they want to go out for Italian food. What are our best bets up in that area for a good meal? Thanks in advance.

Oct 25, 2014
nessy in San Diego

good food source

If you want to buy or cook with ingredients for Mexican food, OR put together a whole meal with freshly prepared Mexican salsas, tortilla chips, tamales, baked goods, etc., then check out Pancho Villa and Northgate Markets. Both also carry reasonably priced groceries and fresh produce too.

Oct 20, 2014
nessy in San Diego

San Diego Night Market - October 4, 2014

I, too, had a good experience. Got there at 4, easily parked on Convoy, tried five different food booths, all very good. Stayed to watch some entertainment, which was great, walked around Convoy for awhile, and went home. Great evening!!

Oct 06, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Dinner and Entertainment for a 21st birthday party with non-foodies... help!

That's a great idea! We did it one year with 25 year olds and they thought it was a blast!

Sep 27, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Weekend High and Low

High. Mexican fruit salad at Puesto last night. Perfectly ripe mango, watermelon, pineapple, cucumber, jicama served with a tangy chili sauce. Flavorful but not too spicy. And they will still make the special surf and turf taco for you they featured during comiccon if you ask nicely! That, too, was delicious.
No low yet..... ;)

Sep 14, 2014
nessy in San Diego

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

Rainwaters closed four or five years ago. Cowboy Star gets my vote. Expensive but worth it.

Sep 11, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Bottega Americano--New Spot in Thomas Jefferson Law School Dowtown

We went opening day, Sunday, with six people. What impressed me most was the amount of supervisor level people on the floor and behind the counter making sure things were being done right. Water glasses and drinks were kept full, people checked back that things were ok, service was attentive and spot on. May it continue!
Food was very good. We ordered five fresh pasta dishes and shared. All were different and very good to excellent. One was a bit too salty, which we mentioned, and a chef came out to talk about it.
We picked up some things from the market counter to take home. A nice guy with an executive chef jacket spent some time explaining to my 15 year old cheese officiado how they made their burrata. We took some home, along with raspberry cream puffs, both were delicious.
Nice space. Noisy by dinner time, but the outside seating was very peaceful. I'm hoping it will only improve with time. Impressive for a first day!

Sep 05, 2014
nessy in San Diego

San Diego is the Place to Go For...

I didn't know we had boardwalks in San Diego

Sep 04, 2014
nessy in San Diego
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What say ye, SuperChowers?

Prosciutto and burrata flatbread app at cafe Calabria. Drizzled with that olive oil. Amazing.

Aug 29, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Carnitas Snack Shack Wait Time Sunday at noon

Had the same fly issue there last week. It's not usual. Tho there are always more flies this time of year in San Diego. Looking for water. CSS needs to set up fans, or borrow those Venus fly trap flowers from the botanical garden in Balboa Park, or something. I was seriously afraid I would eat flies along with a bite of food-- they were that bad.

Aug 24, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Mojitos

Good one at el agave in del mar. Nice view comes with it!

Aug 22, 2014
nessy in San Diego

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

Just ate there. Food was excellent. You will love the service. You'll think you died and went to....well....not San Diego.

Aug 22, 2014
nessy in San Diego
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Urban Solace is a class act

Class act? Or is it?
I brought east coast foodies there last week. We were greeted by a hostess with bright dyed orange hair and wearing shorts that covered the imagination but little else. I thought we had walked into Forever 21 by mistake. A snarky sarcastic waiter added to my embarrassment. The floor manager as well was dressed very casually. The food was delicious, thank goodness, but I wonder if I want to entertain sophisticated adults, do I need to stick to places like Addison. Have more casual places like Urban Solace decided to cater to a younger, hipster crowd with a lack of dress code and sarcastic service to older people who don't appreciate it?

May 18, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Ironside Fish and Oyster

I saw a comment on this board about this place but can't find it. Must have been part of another thread? Anyway, I ate here last night and thought it was worth commenting on. The lobster roll was outstanding. Perfectly cooked lobster and plenty of it on a freshly baked roll. Perfect ratio of bread to fish, lightly dressed with great flavor. My husband had the fish and chips. Fish was awesome-- I'm sure of this since I kept stealing bites. Fries were average but the homemade mayo dip was great as was the tartar sauce for the fried fish.
The crudo appetizer was a standout- served with cherries and ramps- perfect balance of spicy, sweet, oil, and the fish was smooth and tender.
Ironside cocktail was really good as well- sweet, tangy, flavors well balanced.
Haven't said this in a long time: service was excellent. Waiter could talk intelligently about the food and drinks and obviously cared about our experience. A manager stopped by at one point to check in as well. Seems to be a point of pride that the customer is happy. Loved it. We eat out at least once a week at this is so rare.
Only downside was the noise. It was Saturday night and my children tell me I'm old (49), but it was too loud for me. Next time I will go earlier or at an off time. The space is definitely cool.

May 18, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Sweet Bricks Toffee downtown San Diego

I will apologize now for posting about this. I ate the whole bag yesterday. And I'm thinking about going back tomorrow. It was that good.

May 09, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Sweet Bricks Toffee downtown San Diego

Just happened to walk by Sweet Bricks toffee downtown today on E Street between Ninth and Tenth. I think the entrance was actually up a sidewalk ramp off of Ninth.
Delicious toffee! Having sampled a great deal in my time, and also having made it myself using different recipes, this one is quite a find.
I bought the milk chocolate peanut, but sampled the other four flavors. All were delicious. Just the right balance of crunch, sweet, salty. Didn't stick to my teeth either, which is a pet peeve of mine.
Only complaint was expense. I paid 16.95 for 8 ounces. Very nice packaging so it would be a great gift for someone I really like. Like myself.

May 08, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Old Town rec

Ok! Looks like agave, berthas, sushi or Guadalajara unless any one else knows any new places! Still hoping.....

Apr 14, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Old Town rec

Going to meet someone for lunch in Old Town tomorrow. Any new places y'all would recommend?

Apr 14, 2014
nessy in San Diego