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Staying one night in Oxnard, CA

Thanks to everyone that posted. We toured through Santa Barbara and Ventura before checking in at the Embassy Mandalay Beach. The happy hour was a mad crush of people so we decided to go out. We ended up going to downtown Oxnard and walked into a little local place called Capriccio's. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Michelin star in their future probably not . . but our server was the owner's daughter and the two guys running the open kitchen were putting out solid honest food. The place was full of locals and everybody looked pleased. We enjoyed our meal and at least on our one visit felt it would be a place we would put on our regular dining rounds if we lived there.

We weren't as impressed with the Embassy . . . we've stayed at better Hilton properties. However, the beach location was perfect and we got in a nice long beach walk early Friday morning. Again, the breakfast was a mad crush of people, so we grabbed a couple of yogurts and headed south down the PCH for sightseeing and food later. My wife grew up in SoCal and we revisited some spots she was fond of when she grew up. Ended up at the Reel Inn for an early lunch and wandered into Santa Monica for some sighseeing and shopping.

Thanks to all of you for your input and advice. You live in a lovely part of the country!

Jul 28, 2008
Nashfoodie in California

Staying one night in Oxnard, CA

Thanks orangecat for the advice and response!

Jul 16, 2008
Nashfoodie in California

Staying one night in Oxnard, CA

My wife and I are going to be in Oxnard for one night this month. We're staying at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach. We're open to any recommendations on somewhere to eat on a Thursday night in Oxnard. Only limitation is no chains. Local independent please! We will have a car and our trusty GPS with us. Thanks and we'll be happy to return the favor if you ever get out to Nashville!

Jul 10, 2008
Nashfoodie in California

Atlanta eats

We stay at that Hampton a lot. Ted's Montana Grill is just a two minute walk from the hotel. Shaun's in Inman Park is very good and a reasonable cab ride from Spring. There are several excellent restaurants up in Midtown/Atlantic Station area. The Landmark Diner on Luckie Street over by Georgia State would be a good breakfast choice. I haven't used Marta since we normally drive or have a car when in Atl. Home would be a long haul from downtown by cab.