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Flying solo in San Diego for 2 days

Thanks! I just checked this out. Exactly what I need. I appreciate you hunting down the screen name.

Mar 20, 2012
baltolaura in San Diego

Flying solo in San Diego for 2 days

Wonderful! I really appreciate your recommendations AND notes on places to avoid. Printing this out, and stuffing it in my bag now.

Mar 20, 2012
baltolaura in San Diego

Flying solo in San Diego for 2 days

I did do a little research on the board, but mostly people were asking about groups/couples. I read those recommendations and appreciate the time it took people to write them. I'm not sure if the recommendations change substantially based on the fact that I would be by myself.

(Real talk: I'm from Baltimore. There are tons of places I would feel totally fine eating alone, but many great places high on recommendation lists there that I wouldn't. I am not sure if San Diego is similar.)

Again, I'm sorry to post a repeat topic. I suppose I should have phrased it thusly: is there anywhere I should avoid?

Mar 20, 2012
baltolaura in San Diego

Flying solo in San Diego for 2 days

I'm traveling to San Diego for an interview this weekend. I'll be flying solo while I'm out here and looking for recommendations on places to eat. I'm staying at the Manchester Hyatt and will not have a rental car - leaving me stuck within walking distance of the Gaslamp/East Village/Oldtown.

I'm open to anything, but am hoping to get some good Mexican food while on the West Coast. Seafood? Whatever is worth having! A balance of cheap eats and mid-upper range food would be great as I have a per diem.

Finally, I'm not sure if its worth mentioning, but I'm also a young woman in a relationship (although the SO is staying at home). So, I'd prefer to stay away from singles bars, anywhere that I may feel weird eating alone, and any place that may be unsafe.

Appreciate your help!

Mar 20, 2012
baltolaura in San Diego

Buying crawfish in Baltimore

Thanks for the replies. I did a bit more research and found that crawfish from the Gulf are now out of season - although there are some possibly available in the Pacific NW.

I was hoping to have a big invertebrate steam party, but seems like I'll need to stick to crabs only.

Buying crawfish in Baltimore

Anyone know where to buy crawfish in Baltimore - or perhaps someone who will be willing to order them?

Dizzy Issie's closing?

I haven't been by myself, but the rumor is that Dizzy Issie's is closing. Anyone have any information on what's going on with that?

Ginger Ale with real ginger in the Baltimore area

Any grocery store with a decent selection of Goya products should have their ginger ale. It's made with real ginger (but it also has some capsicum in it, so it's spicy).

Very cheap eats in Fells Pt/Inner Harbor/Federal Hill area

I went to Lemongrass a few weeks ago and was sort of disappointed with the food personally - but only because it wasn't nearly spicy enough. But, I'll fully admit that I like food quite a bit hotter than the majority of Americans I know. I also think that the dumplings we ordered were pre-made and re-heated before they were brought to our table as they were pretty dried out and tasteless.

That being said, I think I would have been thrilled to go to Lemongrass when I was in high school (instead of TGIF or whatever crap I ate back then). It's definitely trendy, and fun inside. If you want to pick a place based on price point and atmosphere (not food), this is a good one.

Top five Cheesesteaks in Baltimore

I think the cheese steak at Angelo's in Hampden is pretty good - it's cheap and greasy, just like everything else at Angelos (in a good way).

It's not "authentic" because of the lack of cheeze wiz. I think they use provolone at Angelos - you know, stuff that actually looks like food people can eat.