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Organic/sustainable in Coronado?

George's California Modern deconstructed fish taco appetizer is a affordable $16 (until you assign a cost per pound ratio). ;) I know it's popular...but I wasn't a fan of this dish.

1 day ago
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Caesar Salad (in San Diego)

Had a lovely version at La Villa today. A bit on the small side, but perfectly dressed...with bait.

Jul 20, 2014
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Open Air Fish Market (@ The Embarcadero) to Start August 2.

Plus one.

Jul 17, 2014
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I'm craving...

Ceviche!

Jul 16, 2014
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Is Whisknladle becoming predictable, even a bit stagnant...?

As Fake Name has instilled a "do not yuck your yum" policy, I usually don't respond to a poster's positive review with negative comments. So...I won't mention the lunch we suffered there two weeks ago. ;)

Jul 15, 2014
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Any news on the Farmhouse reopening?

Yeah, five-year commitment to A.R. Valentien. No new "Farmhouse" for the foreseeable future.

Jul 14, 2014
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Must try restaurant ...

Agree about Prep Kitchen, and Herringbone is not worth the $$$. If you are in the area, you may want to stop in for a drink because the interior is stunning (with several mature olive trees planted inside), otherwise skip it.

Jul 13, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Three- The Saga Continues.

I respect his decision. I wish he had not had to commit to 5-years (out of my own selfish wishes) because I wonder how much of his beautiful, french voice will be somewhat muted in that already, overly talented kitchen. Nevertheless, mazel to him for landing there.

Jul 11, 2014
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Must try restaurant ...

1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del is fine dining (very good , but white tablecloths and expensive). I think that Coronado (and the Hotel Del) is a very worthwhile day trip. I still like having the seafood platter for two at lunch on the patio at Sheerwater Restaurant at the Del then walking across the lawn to the beach and seeing the great sand castles. Or, take a dip in the ocean, catch a wave or walk the long beach, then enjoy the finest view of the ocean and wide Coronado beach at the Del in your casual beach wear on the Sunset Deck (used to have to schlep it yourself, but is now full service) from the snack bar, the food is typical beach/bar food but it is quintessential, San Diego, Southern California experience. (while listening to live, classic beach rock music).

Jul 11, 2014
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Caesar Salad (in San Diego)

Had the Manhattan version a couple of weeks ago. Solid.

Marine Room was a very popular reply to the FB query. Can we really just go to the Marine Room and only order the Caesar salad? Because "just no" on the rest of that menu.

Jul 08, 2014
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Caesar Salad (in San Diego)

Maybe, but I also think that whole "special" thing is silliness personified. ;)

Jul 08, 2014
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Caesar Salad (in San Diego)

Wow, good to know. Will have to give it a whirl.

Jul 08, 2014
foodiechick in San Diego

Caesar Salad (in San Diego)

So San Diego's favorite fish monger asked for suggestions about this today on Facebook and got a variety of answers. My favorite is the authentic experience at Caesar's in Tijuana, but that doesn't fit the description of "in San Diego". I offered the suggestion of Romesco's since Javier Plascencia's family now owns Caesar's. I think the salad at both of these places is as good as the server that makes it, and they all have a heavy or lighter hand with certain ingredients. What is your fav place in our city for this somewhat local specialty?

p.s. FN - local, upscale, Mexican restaurants that only offer it as a rare Chef's special do not count. ;)

Jul 08, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Yeah, I've eaten at the one in Avalon...meh. Pretty typical chain fare.

Jul 07, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

I'm still curious about the new place opening in the old german deli/sushi bar on Garnet. See SD Eater.

Jul 05, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Eater San Diego tweeted today that "Famed chef Javier Plascencia will open a new restaurant in Little Italy".

Jul 01, 2014
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Bijou- Woo-HOO!

Tapenade will close in January.

http://www.lajollalight.com/2014/06/0...

Jun 29, 2014
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Bijou- Woo-HOO!

Not a decision made purely on personal politics...past business history as well.

Jun 27, 2014
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I'm craving...

Really craving a Whaler.

Jun 27, 2014
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Bijou- Woo-HOO!

Ah....you tempt me (as does the menu). However, I can't get over the atmosphere and ownership. Probably my loss (in terms of the food), but I can't put another dime in Papa's pocket.

P.S. Formerly Amaya La Jolla, Roppongi now occupies the former Avanti space (where my better half mistakenly locked the doors of his old Cadillac with the car running and keys in the ignition after the valet pulled it around). #80'scars

Jun 27, 2014
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Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar in Mission Hills

Olivetto would make a great location for any other restaurant other than Olivetto.

Jun 27, 2014
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I'm craving...

Basil Gimlet
Gazpacho
Lump crab and shrimp with remoulade
Sand Dabs
Dozen Kumamoto oysters
Chino corn on the cob
Heirloom tomatoes with fresh pesto
Chino french strawberries with lemon curd and vanilla mascarpone whipped cream

Jun 25, 2014
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5 days at the Four Seasons Scottsdale. .

Glad to see you doing Scottsdale reconnaissance! I need a Friday lunch spot...in August!

Jun 23, 2014
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I'm craving...

Trader Joe's is selling some pretty tasty gazpacho.

Jun 21, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

Yes, there are two of them. In strip center in Birdrock and a new location in Crown Point.

Jun 20, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

SD Magazine's Troy Johnson does a great job of breaking down the Bistro menu at the soon to rebranded restaurant Bijou (bye-bye Amaya La Jolla). Looking forward to this menu, not so much the same, horrible atmosphere.

http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/Blogs...

Jun 19, 2014
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BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

This whole idea of them having to rebrand because people think their dishes are too fancy is depressing. I have always liked their dinner menu and found it pretty straightforward. Grumble.

Jun 19, 2014
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If I had Magical Restaurant Powers, I'd :

OMG! Spice Rack! Forgot about that place.

Jun 17, 2014
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BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

I don't know, the surrounding neighborhoods of Mission Hills and Bankers Hill has some pretty well off residents (including a certain "impostor" and his brilliant, corporate spouse). ;)

Jun 16, 2014
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what does San Diego need in its dining scene?

"More passionate diners." They are on Yelp, that's why they use so many exclamation points!!!

Jun 12, 2014
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