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The Underrated- what's yours?

Dec 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Visit to La Jolla

Never been (being that is so politically unpopular, plus Papa is a former client that was less than a joy to work with). Anyway, NOT open for lunch.

Dec 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Stew. Daube. Hearty Soups. Chili con Carne (not ramen or pho)

Word. Chica

Dec 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

The Belly Up -- When Should I Be There?

Might the guest singer be performing "Vehicle"? Perhaps a special dedication?

Dec 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego
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farmstands and the like

Dining Diva nails it again, and LATrapp is right about Chino's not selling avocados (but worth a visit just to check out the other produce - plus the beautiful drive). Since you are into this scene I would also recommend checking out two of our biggest and successful Farmers Markets, Little Italy on Saturday and Hillcrest on Sunday. Both have a large selection of local produce vendors, as well as prepared food stands.

Nov 30, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

So glad it worked out for you, thanks for reporting back!

Nov 30, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

new yorkers annual trip to san diego

Yeah, but the chef just left Beaumont's.

Nov 29, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

9 Old Time Bars in SD

Love Albie's.

Nov 26, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Bonne Table

We tried at after attending a movie down the street. It is indeed very cozy, which I seek out in the colder months. Better half had lamb shank osso buco which he liked. I had the mussels. The largest portion of mussels I've seen, served in its own Chantal pot. They were steamed perfectly, very plump and moist, but way too much food for me. Service was great, which surprised me because almost all the tables were full and it appeared that there was only 1 bartender/server, 1 busser and the owner/chef in the kitchen.

I think it's a fine little neighborhood spot, but nothing worth going out of your way.

Nov 26, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

The Underrated- what's yours?

Haven't been to Godfathers in years, but I would generally agree with that statement.

Nov 25, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

The Underrated- what's yours?

After many years, went back to dinner at Bacci tonight. Fairly quiet, great and gracious service. Whole Branzino for him, Petrale Sole for me. Perfect welcome home for the hubby after a tense, weekend, board-of-directors business trip in the frozen tundra parts of the US. Old school? Sure. But it really hit the mark tonight.

Nov 25, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

Yeah, these guys (mac media destruction) have been around for decades...old PB/LJ guys (including some surfers) and are behind the founding and longevity of The West End dive bar on La Jolla Blvd. Old school locals.

Nov 25, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Sirena Little Italy

Yeah, restaurants...it doesn't appease "anyone passing through", or everyone. A friend of mine used to have a remote that allowed him to turn off televisions in bars that were broadcasting the "hated" sporting events. Nobody ever figured out how it was happening, but the action prompted many four-letter-word laced rants. Pretty hysterical.

Nov 22, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

Yw, hope it fits the bill. They also have a Solana Beach location.

Nov 19, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

MeauxBar, Patois or Coquette?

I've searched the board and the most current conversation on MeauxBar seems to be a few years old. Considering one of these three for a post PhotoNola bash dinner. Visiting from La Jolla and Dallas. Thoughts?

Nov 19, 2014
foodiechick in New Orleans

Lunch in Pacific Beach

+1. Too bad JRDN didn't inspire her. Was just there again this weekend, the view is obviously phenomenal this time of year and the food is actually very good. One of the best burgers in town and a very tasty hamachi salad are our go-tos.

Nov 18, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

Unfortunate. The loss of Mozza is an interesting game changer.

Nov 17, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

Wondering if FN has any further (insider) info.

Nov 16, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Pizzeria Mozza--Underwhelmed

Eater San Diego posted a breaking news alert on FB a few hours ago that Pizzeria Mozza is closing its San Diego Location. Last day 11/30.

PM had this to say: After much deliberation, B&BHG has decided to close its newest location of Pizzeria Mozza in San Diego. Sadly, the gospel of Mozza pizza did not adequately spread to the people of San Diego. We regret that we will not be able to continue to serve the community there, but we will be a short trip away in Newport Beach!

"We will not be able to continue to serve the community there" In mho they never did - the food was fine but we experienced some of the worst service ever at that place.

Nov 15, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego
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Comun? Or other ideas for cool Mexican restaurants?

Sorry. Comun is having a special event and I find OT never seems to be aware. I find they are not too dialed in, but the resto may have failed to notify them. I would try Don Chido (not far from Comun), local fish god likes it and it is getting good feedback, but a bit more mainstream.

I do love Romesco's. Owned by a the same Tijuana family that bought the original Caesar's and also owns Mision 19. It is a mash up of Spanish tapas, Italian and Baja Med, but you can get the original recipe Caesar salad, very good tortilla soup, beef cheek tacos, great short ribs and a decent margarita. Not to mention some really great Baja wines that are difficult to find on this side of the border.

Nov 13, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

BENDER'S! Thank you!

Nov 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

You might try Waters Catering. They have pickup in Solana Beach and Morena Boulevard.

Nov 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego
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La Jolla Thanksgiving

Nope. Finally gave up on that place.

Nov 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

No, it wasn't Coaster. I think that was/is over across from Belmont Park. Used to have real deal, low and slow BBQ.

Damn, what was the name of that place downstairs?!

Nov 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

Coaster Saloon? The one with the roll-up windows on the boardwalk by the lifeguard station?

Nov 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

http://www.examiner.com/article/cusp-...

Just saw this today. Fantastic view. Special pricing for the kids.

Nov 10, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

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

Dual purposes for posting this link: it serves the title of this thread with a YouTube of Tugs closing in 1985. And says goodbye to our great San Diego neighbor Larry Himmel. RIP old friend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OchB8...

Nov 08, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

Just had another thought. Try calling JRDN restaurant at Tower 23 Hotel in Pacific Beach. 10-minute straight shot down LJ Blvd to Mission Blvd. Modern and right on the beach. Food is usually excellent.

Nov 08, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

What DC said...Tidal. May now be booking there myself.

Nov 08, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

La Jolla Thanksgiving

You Sir, are a very dedicated CH contributor for checking out all of these places availability and featured turkey day menus. Thank you for your contribution!

Nov 08, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego