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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.

about 8 hours ago
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

Adult Easter Baskets

Thanks everyone! Great chocolate ideas! Bevmo little bottles a great touch. Had already placed a Sees order through a school fundraiser. Chi, elegant truffle, Caxao, ex. Desserts all have some great stuff.

Apr 12, 2014
nessy in San Diego

JV's Mexican Food

Their mashed potatoe tacos are really good!

Apr 11, 2014
nessy in San Diego
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If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

I would make more room for sidewalk seating, then create outdoor eating spaces like Cafe Calabria did.
I would require by law all restaurants with a view of the water to serve outstanding food.

List some of your fave lunch spots. .

Turkey Cobb at con pane

Apr 10, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Ritter Sport

In San Diego they have them at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Apr 08, 2014
nessy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Casual Date Night in North County SD

Green dragon tavern by Carlsbad flower fields was good. Opened recently. Well prepared food. Museum attached of Revolutionary War stuff so might make for interesting date conversation. Good bar. Attractive environment.

Apr 06, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Adult Easter Baskets

That's "sweet and salty" from Chuao, not "sweet and sour". Rookie mistake. Sorry!

Apr 06, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Adult Easter Baskets

Wow. That should get people's attention!
I'm putting together some Easter baskets for out of town guests, (and one for myself, most importantly) and am looking for some new and awesome chocolates and candies. Doesn't have to necessarily be San Diego based.
I have the two new chocolate bars Chuao came out with: toffee pretzel and a sweet and sour bar. Picked up some Dallman's caramels at seaport village headquarters.
Got a few 5 Star Hazelnut bars from Whole Foods (best candy bar ever)!
Anything new at Eclipse? Anyone go to that chocolate place in Liberty Station across from Con Pane, who's name escapes me right now? Any specific recommendations from there? Anything else I'm missing?
Thanks!!!

Apr 06, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Cater for wedding at new central library

Ok ;)

Mar 27, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Cater for wedding at new central library

Thank you Fake Name. I do have an email in to him based on a past recommendation!

Mar 26, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Cater for wedding at new central library

Beach Chick-- I like the paella man idea. Would it be up to the standards of "real" Spanish foodie people ?

Mar 26, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Cater for wedding at new central library

Thanks y'all!
We are meeting with waters and alchemy and cucina Urbana.
Have any of you had any experience with ArtQuest and if so would you recommend them?

Mar 26, 2014
nessy in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

I've made my fourth and last visit to Mozza. Abysmal service and mediocre food are the main issues. We've had multiple waiters each time--4 or 5 different people-- which results in a stage-worthy farce of confusing and repetitive conversations. We spend more time talking to the staff trying to straighten things out than we doing talking to the people we went to dinner with.
On the last visit, while we waited interminably for our order when there were only three other tables seated, we watched the two hostesses, rude both when we made reservations and entered the restaurant, as they stood and chatted for 20 minutes straight. One spent a good while running her fingers through her hair, which was nauseating, and it got more so when she finally went to the bar and started moving glasses around. They were barely civil to people who came in after us, and made audible comments about a customer who left which were unkind and unprofessional.
We've had food brought that we didn't order and didn't get things that we did. Cauliflower last time was nearly raw, a completely different dish than we had the first time. The sausage on one of our pizzas was cold. I could go on and on.
There seems to be no one in charge.
I've eaten in the Newport Beach location and found everything very close to perfect.
My four visits to this location spread over four months, at different times and days of the week, have been very disappointing.

Mar 20, 2014
nessy in San Diego
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