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Can $3M food hall rival Pike Place?

Ummmm, parking? I avoid that LS because the parking is already such an issue.

Sep 13, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

It will be interesting to see how they do at the new location. I'm not convinced it is a good move. Good point about the business crowd, plus Azul was pretty much a steak house and it eventually failed. They also have to compete with steak and seafood house Eddie V's that is just steps away. I think fine dining has changed drastically and there are too many high end restaurants lining Prospect Street for them to all survive. Nine-Ten, Mediterranean Room at La Valencia, George's CA Modern, Crab Catcher (I only include them because of their high price point), Bijou, Eddie V's, and formerly Azul - they are all really dead during the week. Can expensive restaurants with those high rents and overhead sustain themselves and survive on Fri-Sat night traffic? Even the deep pockets of Papa Doug haven't kept him from growing impatient with the lack of success his property generated, changing the concept to French and bringing in star William Bradley to oversee the transformation. I walked by around 7pm last night and, as is typical, there was ONE party of two dining...not one single person at the new wine bar.

Sep 11, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

You will probably be quite surprised once inside the venue, I think it is really visually beautiful and looks like a restaurant we would be more apt to see in SF, CHI, or other larger markets. The building itself is a stunning LEED certified building across from our fabulous new downtown library. Dined there for a late lunch on Saturday and the food we had (little gems salad (with real fishies on top), Mary's roasted half chicken and mussels with chorizo was all very good - especially considering it has only been open a week. The entrance is a bit misleading (on Park) given the address and led to some confusion in seating and service at first, but it all worked out just fine.

Sep 09, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Baci

Not sure, didn't look like it to me from the Luce end. But hey, what do I know.

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

Yay! Thanks for the reply.

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Baci

Great review! We have not been there in quite some time, but given the loss of these kinds of places with top service and semi quiet atmospheres, we keep talking about going back. Plus...love old school Italian food.

On another note, we love the more casual place on the corner "Luce" with the same ownership. Unfortunately, it is first come-first serve seating. But with the open high table seats and bars seats, plus the great service of Sal (the manager) at dinner, it's usually not a long wait to get some great daily Italian chow from the Baci recipes and an fantastic burger and drinks.

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

We have one on the PB/LJ cusp. I think it is owned by brother Frank, but not sure of his first name. He plays old tunes on the piano (lots of WWII favs), and standards on an elevated stage (and sings). His daughters run the place. Nice people. OK pie. Old school antipasto salad. Caters to kids birthdays and especially halloween. That property must be worth a fortune, as well.

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

No big loss....or gain.

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

And.....?

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

Thanks for the review, sounds promising.

Sep 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Easy like Sunday Morning. .

Nice cstr.

Sep 05, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

You mean Red Rest and Red Roost? Yeah, cstr is right...they aren't going anywhere.

Sep 05, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Philly Hound

San Diego is geographically a very large town. Where are you staying and will you have a car? Breakfast lunch and dinner recs is a very general request (other than the fish rest request)? What kind of food are you looking for and price point for dinner?

Sep 03, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Coronado-San Diego with no car recommendations

Are they related?

Sep 02, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Coronado-San Diego with no car recommendations

The main reason we rarely venture there...or Hawaii. Even for the zip line.

Sep 01, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Coronado-San Diego with no car recommendations

Good chef, solid food. Really out of the way to get to.

Aug 31, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

What say ye, SuperChowers?

+1 for the Crespelli Al Pesto at Bus's. Not a big fan of much else there.

Aug 30, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

It is SUCH an improvement. The old place was an institution, but so happy to have the new place up and running.

Aug 28, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Reservations for Laja

what she said^^

Aug 28, 2014
foodiechick in Mexico

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

Word.

Aug 25, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Jakes at the Cove?

The owner of the property has pretty much finished the new building and it is stunning. I'm sure this group will be very successful with the location. That being said, having only dined at their Jakes property in Del Mar, my personal reaction to our new neighbor is MEH.

Aug 24, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

I would strike Arrivederci in Hillcrest. Meh.

Aug 22, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Hey - me too!

Aug 22, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco Short Date Ideas

We have had great luck parking on Saturday in Little Italy around 2pm after the lunch and Mercato crowd thins out. Lovely outdoor patios (2) at La Villa. Somewhat quiet garden setting share a small plate or two and a glass of rose' at a two top or lounge sofa (or dessert and coffee). Pretty quiet in terms of other diners (as well as quiet for conversation) at that hour.

Aug 21, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Bo-Beau La Mesa

Glad this thread popped back up. We met some out-of-town friends that stay with the wife's mother nearby so we suggested BB for dinner. Not to "yuck your yum", but my husbands's fried chicken was some of the worst I have ever had. A couple of tiny, boneless chicken thighs for $20 something bucks? And they were overcooked and dried out to nothingness. Really? How do you do that to chicken thighs? Mussels, quesadillas for kids - all meh. Won't be back.

Aug 16, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Interesting, never knew it was a Boney family market. Love that little store!

Aug 16, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Coupons and Deals

Aug 15, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

NM Hatch Chile Roastings in SD

Might try swinging by the Little Italy Mercato on Saturday. They have had a roasting setup in the past.

Aug 15, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

Every time we drive by the new Promiscuous Fork location it is PACKED. Fingers crossed for Iron Pig.

Aug 14, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Coupons and Deals

That's kinda sad. Haven't been for quite some time, might have to take advantage of it.

Aug 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego