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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

I don't thing they are being "forced" to sell by the city (although, I agree there has been a lot of pressure to do so). The next generation has taken over the management of the owner's asset portfolio, and I believe they are pricing it a fairly marketable price for that property and the future development prospect. A final ciao to Casa Di Baffi and good riddance to the horrible blight it became.

1 day ago
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best coffeecake

BC is referring to the fact that we were together on Sunday night for the BIG concert. And your name did come up. ;)

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Was it good for you? It effing rocked our world.

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Ha. Chuck likes to go get takeout there (blech). Every time he walks in the hostess girls ask him "how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood". Then the owner gives him a free tsing tao beer.

Chuck likes silly things. And being recognized.

Sep 28, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

You have shot down every suggestion. Seriously, at this point....I.would.give.up. Life's too short. Like you said earlier, out to dinner with the family, then turn them loose with the friends that can hang in at 21+ joints. Can't say you didn't try.

Sep 28, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

I'm craving...

lol, true. sure that she will pop up soon. i'm seeing her on sunday night.

Sep 24, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego Ethnic plus

Excellent tip - Zarco.

Sep 21, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Need help with San Diego Plans

The Del is a must for out-of-town visitors, but I would skip the pricey, indoor brunch and make a reservation on the outdoor patio at their Sheerwater restaurant, ocean view is complimentary. The food is certainly not the finest in SD, but if you stick with the basics (shared cold seafood platter, salads, burger) it is decent fare with a spectacular setting and will set you back only about a third of that brunch ticket. Rent bikes afterword and pedal off the calories along the boardwalk.

Sep 21, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Restaurant Week!

+ 1

Sep 21, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Beef Guts $.99/lb

Thanks Cathy!

Sep 21, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Beef Guts $.99/lb

Ha! Was just there this afternoon. Sadly, they no longer carry Carta Blanca. What do you think of Carnival DD?

Sep 20, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

I'm craving...

Pretty sure she just left for Hawaii.

Sep 19, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego is the Place to Go For...

Lived here in my teens. Moved back in my 20's. I.still.can't.

Sep 17, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

What say ye, SuperChowers?

Way to artistically use white space. ;)

Sep 17, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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