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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Taste of Italy in Hillcrest.

Oct 28, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Amici's in Hillcrest is gone. Their prices were high for ordinary pizza and stiff competition nearby (Bronx, Project Pie, East Coast Pizza, etc.). If a restaurant wants to survive on that part of Fifth Ave, they need to offer something unique at a good price point (look at the wait for Snooze on weekends).

Oct 08, 2014
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Dog Friendly with good food & TV's on patio

Elbow Room on Kearny Villa Rd.

Dec 07, 2013
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Hillcrest/Mission Hills lunch

Snooze on 5th Ave.

Nov 16, 2012
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

You're all welcome. I'll do what I can to stick it to the man (Papa Dougie).

Aug 30, 2012
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

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Aug 29, 2012
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San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

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Aug 29, 2012
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Kearny Mesa area dining

Anny's Fine Burgers just opened at the intersection of Kearny Villa Rd & Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Huge menu with all kinds including a monster that has pastrami toppings. It's their grand opening so get fries or a drink for free with your burger order.

Mar 21, 2012
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Food trucks in SD...where are they?

On Wednesdays, there are usually several food trucks that show up in the office park area of Rancho Bernardo (intersection of Via Frontera & Via Esprillo), within walking distance from companies like HP, Sony, Broadcomm, & Northrop. Today, it's Super Q, India on Wheels, and Joes on the Nose.

Apr 20, 2011
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Recent Great Cheap Eats in San Diego

Just an update:

I went last night and they changed the start time to after 7:30pm for the discount.

Mar 19, 2011
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Recent Great Cheap Eats in San Diego

You're right, it's whatever is sitting in the steam trays at the end of the day. It's still good though since it was probably cooked in the afternoon for the dinner rush.

Mar 18, 2011
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Recent Great Cheap Eats in San Diego

Ranch 99 takeout counter after 7pm. 2 items + white rice for $2.59

Mar 18, 2011
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Finally...Good Pizza in Clairemont???

Another NY style pizza place just popped up called Long Island Mike's (right off I-15 & Clairemont Mesa Blvd). All their pizzas are 18" but they also sell by the slice. I'd say it's comparable to Bronx Pizza as well.

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Bronx Pizza
111 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Jan 27, 2011
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Costco Business Center grand opening???

Does this location have the $1.50 pizza slices & brat-dogs?

Sep 16, 2010
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Are Rubio's fish tacos going downhill, or was I just unlucky?

I was thinking the same thing, got some yesterday. The flour tortilla was dry and too chewy (like Taco Bell's). Didn't get a lime either in mine. Just wasn't as good as I remembered from years ago.

Sep 05, 2010
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San Diego New Places Opening

Not a new place, but Bud's Louisiana moved from their tiny Tierrasanta place to larger space in the middle of an office complex in Kearny Mesa:

4320 Viewridge Ave, "A"
In the Balboa Business Center
San Diego, CA 92123

At least parking should be easier at the new place, right off the 15 fwy & Balboa Ave.

Mar 23, 2010
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Fish Tacos in San Diego?

Don't forget Mama Testa, which beat Bobby Flav in his throwdown. Relatively inexpensive (under $10).

Dec 22, 2009
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San Diego Closed restaurants from the Down Economy

Now scheduled to open Oct 30, 2009. Just in time for Halloween.

Oct 15, 2009
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San Diego Closed restaurants from the Down Economy

Being replaced by another restaurant run by Chris Shaw, the owner of Urban Mo's and Baja Bettys.

Sep 23, 2009
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Oton near Convoy (SD), First look! New branch of Okan

Just a small correction, it's not on Convoy, it's Kearny Villa Rd & Clairemont Mesa (next to Denny's).

Aug 28, 2009
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SD: sandwiches

Blue Water Grill on India St has good fish sandwiches, most are priced between $7-$8 ea. Sides are extra ($3-$3.50) but are large enough to share between 2 people.

Jun 29, 2009
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Best Deals for $5.00 in SD (Blatantly Stealing a Topic)

Sam Woo BBQ or the Ranch 99 hot deli counter for Chinese, better than Panda Express.

Yum Cha Cafe in Linda Vista for inexpensive counter-service dim sum.

Wonton soup (with or without noodles) at Sieu Sieu BBQ on Clairemont Mesa (one block over from Ranch 99, behind Carls Jr).

Jun 14, 2009
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San Diego Closed restaurants from the Down Economy

I heard it's being turned into a "Fiesta Cantina", just like the location in West Hollywood.

Apr 20, 2009
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Good takeout in San Diego

Kirk K's blog just reviewed Convoy Sushi & Fish Market and their $5 takeout specials, looks pretty good and alot of food for the money:

http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2...

Mar 21, 2009
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San Diego Best/Worst Neighborhoods for Restaurants

For Asian restaurants, best are: Kearny Mesa & Linda Vista

Feb 20, 2009
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San Diego - great burger + waffle fries?

Lucky Buck's in Hillcrest has good waffle fries and a variety of different kinds of burgers.

Feb 16, 2009
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Dim Sum for Dinner in SD?

Yum Cha Cafe just opened, they're open until 8pm.

Feb 01, 2009
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La Jolla / San Diego Hamburger - The Grill at the Lodge

How much does it cost?

Dec 10, 2008
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Dinner in San Diego tonight

Ichiban in Hillcrest on University (next to Lucky Bucks) is pretty inexpensive ($7-$8 entrees?). They also have another location across the street next to Blockbuster called Ichiban-on-the-Rocks, I haven't been there so I'm not sure if the prices are under $15.

Oct 24, 2008
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Peking Duck in SD?

Golden City has their 2-course Peking Duck, first course is skin, meat, & scallions with "man-toh" to wrap it with. Second course is whatever meat is left on the duck and chopped up (either minced for lettuce wraps or cut up). Price is like $18 although if your second course is minced lettuce wraps, it's $22 or something like that.

Sep 23, 2008
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