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Staying in Old Town San Diego on a Sat....

Staying in Old Town San Diego after a cruise with friends on a Saturday in June and looking for a good mexican restaurant. I know it's hyped and touristy down there but we really want to just have a great time and great margaritas. My husband is from Dallas and we moved back here 2 years ago and cannot tell you how much we just CRAVE some good Tex-Mex...so if there are any restaurants that fit the bill that would be wonderful. Thanks!

May 18, 2008
gonecoastal in California

Foodie Honeymoon

Are you taking the 1 at all? This is where you'll find the best hidden restaurants. If you do - take a stop in Cambria. Go to Wild Ginger (wildgingercabria.com). Deb is the owner/chef. She is actually closed all day Thurday so she can go to the farmer's markets in the area. She plans her specials all around what she can find fresh locally - so don't let her website menu fool you because half of it is made up on the fly from what she can buy.I know because I'm one of the organic growers she buys from :) If you go in Oct. she does amazing things with winter squash - like a curried butternut squash dish with a coconut sauce. The restaurant is Pac Rim, Asian Fusion based (smoked salmon wontons *drool*). Debs attention to detail has made her ranked #1 in Cambria on a couple of sites. There are some very romantic places to stay there and your only a hop/skip and jump back to the 101 for some Paso wine tasting.
ps make sure to check out the hundreds of elephant seals there because nothing says a romantic honeymoon like watching some live births! Lol

Apr 30, 2008
gonecoastal in California

Best Paso Wineries for Large Groups

Actually, I was considering Castoro (I must admit I like their muscat). Many in the group like sweeter wines and since Castoro is budget friendly, it would be a nice place to go for those who don't wish to spend too much on a bottle. Thanks! I will definately add them to my list. I have not been there yet, but I have heard their grounds are beautiful.

Apr 30, 2008
gonecoastal in California

Best Paso Wineries for Large Groups

My 30th Birthday is Memorial weekend which will include wine tasting on Sunday. My group will be about 20-24 *gasp* people. I know how wineries and wine tasters alike are weary of large groups (who can blame them with limos full of Poly students looking to get drunk). So here is my dilema. I need wineries who don't mind accomodating large groups (I will be making phone calls this week) but I also want good wines - so no factories like Meridian. I'm from the 5 cities and taste often, so I am familiar with the area.
I have Clautier and Tobin in mind already - so if anyone can give me some more suggestions I'd really appreciate it! ps I have actually never been to Eberle and was wondering if the cave tour would be enjoyable. Thanks everyone!!

Apr 29, 2008
gonecoastal in California