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? American Voodoo ?

Not surprised at this news. We were there a couple of months ago. Really good fried chicken. Amazing catfish with etouffee sauce. They had just gotten their beer and wine license, yet they were "out of wine and beer" and sent my husband down the street to a liquor store.

I believe the owner was an LA based guy who was the son of a famous rock concert promoter in the bay area.

Whatever.

Apr 17, 2014
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Brunch at Rancho Valencia or Sea & Smoke?

I think it depends on how decadent your mood is. Rancho Valencia is quiet, relaxing and I'm sure the kitchen is still cranking out the food introduced by those chefs (best quiche I have ever eaten in this town).

I like S&S very much, but not my idea of a relaxing brunch. The parking at that center is a nightmare on weekends (remember S&S is steps away from Milton's (yuck, but super busy) and the new whole foods. Chef Matt has really upped the "over-the-top" factor on the homemade cinnamon rolls, which is way too much for me (just not my style).

Apr 17, 2014
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Mr. A's

ha! I still have a few of those "embossed" matchbooks from the 90's.

Apr 17, 2014
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List some of your fave lunch spots. .

Everything you ordered sounds delicious! We tried it when it first opened and some raw tuna with a really funky consistency that completely turned me off. Based on your lunch review, I will definitely give it another shot. Thanks phee.

Apr 13, 2014
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JV's Mexican Food

How are the fish rolled tacos? Never heard of that combo before. Sounds interesting. But chicken fried steak burritos? Wrong on so many levels.

Apr 12, 2014
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If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

Ding, Ding, Ding! Dining Diva for SD Mayor of Dining.

Only thing I disagree with...parking is EZ in LJ. The problem is nobody wants to pay 3-5 bucks to park in a lot.

Apr 12, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

More French Bistros - FTW!

Apr 10, 2014
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List some of your fave lunch spots. .

Ohhhh, now you're talking! Saturday lunch is our "date night". Long and leisurely.
George's Ocean Terrace
A.R. Valentien on the patio, under the big tree WITH a cocktail
JRDN at Tower 23
Seafood platter for two on the sunny patio at Sheerwater (Hotel Del)
Romesco's
Eddie V's patio (LJ)
Sea and Smoke
Urban Solace at the bar
Rancho Valencia patio overlooking the croquet field
C-Level watching the sailboats go by (decent burger)
Oysters and kimchee crab martini at Pacifica Del Mar
Cafe Chloe
Back Terrace at La V
Craft and Commerce
Lobster tacos at World Famous
Steamed clams at The Poseidon
Chilled seafood platter at Top of the Market
Candelas Coronado
Patio at Morada/Inn at Rancho Santa Fe after shopping at Church of Chino's

Apr 10, 2014
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

Agree. I wish they would open for lunch (at least on the weekends) to take full advantage of the beautiful outdoor space.

Apr 09, 2014
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Casual Date Night in North County SD

Hands down, Blue Ribbon.

Apr 07, 2014
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I'm craving...

Um, yes. Pimping your meal...that I wish I could have had. ;)

Apr 07, 2014
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Adult Easter Baskets

Elegant Truffle - great idea. Close by there, pick up some goodies at cupcake squared. DD, I like your thinking with the mini bottles at Bevmo: Tia Maria, Presidente Brandy and White Kahlua. In keeping with my Point Loma locale, we stumbled onto the Pt. Loma Bevmo two Saturdays ago in our quest to find Carta Blanca without having to drive all the way down to Northgate. Not only were we successful, but found that this location has a much more varied and interesting stock of inventory than our lame little LJ store.

Also, I know it's old fashioned and maybe not as "adult" or creative as Nessy is looking for, but I got a very expensive catalog in the mail last week from See's filled with lots of beautiful Easter goodies. Sometimes it's good to dance with the one that brought you.

Apr 06, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Best La Jolla Italian restaurant with kids?

Piatti in La Jolla Shores.

Apr 05, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Need Good recs for college students

Beach Chick is on fire today with beachy suggestions! Chica, have you heard Green Flash is closing in the next week or so? End of an era.

Apr 02, 2014
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Need Good recs for college students

Drive down the strand to IB and hit up the new Sea 180 located in the Pier South Resort Hotel for happy hour right on the boardwalk at the beach. It does get crowded on weekends, but it is a great value and a pretty, scenic drive.

http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/sea180...

Apr 01, 2014
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I'm craving...

Cracker fried fish (catfish is better than flounder in the south), field peas and tomato pudding. ;)

Apr 01, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Juniper and Ivy / First visit impressions

Thank you for the clarification, that bit of info means I WILL give it a try.

Mar 24, 2014
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Juniper and Ivy / First visit impressions

Positive review in the UT, but the term "coed washroom" left me confused. Is it strictly a washroom, or a bathroom? Cuz I don't look forward to returning to the 80's version of unisex bathrooms that were all the rage in big city, fancy nightclubs. Yes, I'm old.

Mar 24, 2014
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Amaya--La Jolla

Never gone fill that place until they "re-concept" the interior design.

Mar 20, 2014
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Breakfast in La Jolla?

Coffee Cup Cafe.

Mar 17, 2014
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I'm craving...

It's been about a year since we ate there before a show at the civic theater. Food was very good, but my gawd was it quiet. As much as I bitch about noise levels in SD restaurants, I think I dislike "pin-drop" dining rooms just as much. I would go back if we have a reason to be downtown, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Mar 17, 2014
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Birthday dinner in La Jolla

70th birthday, I would call right now for a window table at Marine Room. Not my favorite place, but the service is great, the view unbeatable, and the food will probably please.

Eddie V's is also a good choice. Good food, impeccable service, and a better view than George's. Again, call now for a window table reservation. Don't be tempted to dine out doors on the patios, we had a very warm weekend and the sea lion and sea bird smell is elevated at this moment.

Mar 17, 2014
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Birthday dinner in La Jolla

Don't mean to "yuck your yum", but Tapenade? Gave up on that place years ago.

Mar 17, 2014
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Juniper and Ivy / First visit impressions

You are killing me here. LOL.

Mar 17, 2014
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History About How Baja Med Happened

Interesting, with the recent explosion of Baja Med cuisine, I have never heard his name mentioned. Haven't heard of his restaurant either. Dining Diva?

Mar 14, 2014
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Juniper and Ivy / First visit impressions

Thanks for the detailed review!

Mar 07, 2014
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La Jolla Brewing Company on Zagat's "hottest restaurants" list

It's open and appears to already be very popular (although I haven't been in - beer is not my first language).

Mar 06, 2014
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Juniper and Ivy / First visit impressions

Thanks for posting the great report. Looking forward to trying it.

Mar 05, 2014
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Atlanta Chef Richard Blais Opening "Juniper & Ivy" in February

They posted on Facebook about an hour ago that Open Table is up and ready.

Mar 01, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

I'm craving...

Chicken liver mousse
Escargot risotto
Steak frites
Butterscotch pot de creme...at Farmhouse Cafe.

Oh wait, indulging in that tonight. Last supper at the Farm.

Feb 27, 2014
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