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Looking For Best Food With a View for Out of Town Visitor

Stake in Coronado is getting great buzz, but it is VERY pricey.

about 1 hour ago
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

Thanks for the post.

1 day ago
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

Oddly (based on remarks on the view thread), one of the best steak tartare presentations we have had recently is at Mr. A's. At lunch. Brandt beef (which we really like). Not on the menu. Made to order. Expensive. Worth every penny.

I used to love the old tradition of mixed to order at the Whaling Bar, but they alway put too much "stuff" in it for my taste (even when I asked them to lighten up on certain ingredients as they went along). This one has always been spot on...at lunch. ;)

1 day ago
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking For Best Food With a View for Out of Town Visitor

Ahem. I picked what I thought was the better of the three she listed. Unfortunately, most "view" restaurants in SD aren't great food destinations for dinner. Except maybe Super Sergio's.

Mar 25, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking For Best Food With a View for Out of Town Visitor

That is why we only have lunch there. Spectacular views and some of the best service in town, but I can't justify those dinner prices for the level of food that is served. Thanks for reporting back.

Mar 24, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

No surprise. What is surprising is that they held on as long as they did, I rarely saw anyone in there.

Mar 23, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Coming from LA for a few days...

Joking aside, I agree with this post about the hostility of some posts on this board. Your philosophy of not yucking my yum has made a difference in how I approach things here.

I have felt that some opinions/criticism of posts I have made in past years regarding restaurants I liked were harsh and combative. I was new to an internet forum at the time and it did sting a bit, even though I respected this board members opinion.

Keep the give and take of opposite views in discussing topics, please drop the "know-it-all" attitude that some of us seem to take in expressing our opinions. Because...as the one that I have been referring to in this post has said himself, it is all subjective.

Lighten up y'all.

Mar 14, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Coming from LA for a few days...

You missed the "Jane" part in the the infamous sentence: "Jane, you ignorant slut" from the early rendition of SNL's "Weekend Update". But good reference. Carry on. ;)

Mar 14, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/2015...

Barfly not a surprise, when will people figure out that sports bars/night clubs don't fly in LJ. Aroma Cafe probably got caught up in the mismanaged money by same ownership. Bought a few pastries there, not great. Neither will be missed, except for the large empty space in that complex.

Mar 06, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

That photo sure is making the rounds. ;P

Feb 27, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking For Best Food With a View for Out of Town Visitor

It's a long drive down to Sea 180. Food is so/so, as you would expect.

Feb 24, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Looking For Best Food With a View for Out of Town Visitor

Agree with eatmeup on the food at Tom Ham's. Lance. We didn't care for the food when Lance was at La V either. I would pick Mr. A's. If you make a reservation you can request a table with mountain, skyline and water views on the south side of the building.

Feb 24, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Martini Lunch

Call Grant Grill and see if they are serving lunch on a Saturday. Classic.

Feb 21, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Straddling the Border

I agree and think it is a bit of a stretch.

Feb 20, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Carvel Ice Cream Cake

Feb 19, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Piazza 1909

Italian friend of mine attended and raved! Fingers crossed.

Feb 19, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

IMHO, if that poster wants to be taken as a serious food blogger in this town, they need to develop their own reliable contact list to be considered credible (as many others have already done, i.e. San Diego Food Finds, Kirby's Cravings, Darlene Horn {who now writes for Zagat}, etc.

Feb 17, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

Never eat "local" oysters anyway...not even the trendy Baja oysters. The waters in these parts is too warm in my opinion to produce good, briny oysters.

Feb 17, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Are you in the media?

Feb 15, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Checked it out last night, the place was packed. Minor changes to the Azul interior, mostly the new mahogany backbar. I had not been to the UTC location for a few years, seemed to me that they have really raised their prices. Least expensive steak on the menu is $50.

Feb 08, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Saturday lunch w/water view

Bertrand at Mr. A's and The Marine Room no longer serve lunch on Saturdays, other than that +1 on all of your recs.

Feb 06, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Regional, sit-down Mexican reccos for the parental units

That restaurant in Del Mar is no longer related to or associated with the people that own El Agave in Old Town. Not sure what happened there.

Feb 02, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Caesar Salad

Rock-n-Roll

Jan 28, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Caesar Salad

I believe that must have been a hallucination.

Jan 27, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Caesar Salad

Totally agree! As DD has pointed out many times, the older guys tend to know what they are doing, but I find younger servers get a little too happy with the worcestershire. Tableside prep allows you intervene to suit your taste.

Jan 27, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

Last day is Feb. 3rd.

Jan 21, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Javier Plascencia's new SD Restaurant

I missed this article, thanks for posting!

Jan 15, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

I'm craving...

Chica! Can I request that in the tradition of Mr. Name and Herr Honkman, you start a new craving thread? I think this one is now the longest one on CH. ;) Gracias.

Jan 14, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Zarco Cocina de Baja

Awww, man.

Jan 03, 2015
foodiechick in San Diego

Cowboy Star--Meh

Mmmm. Gibson's.

Jan 03, 2015
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