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Anything of note in La Mesa? (doubt it, please prove me wrong)

I know this is off topic, but JRSD what is Tubs? I checked a little online, but wasn't exactly clear on its, umm, "clientele"?

Jul 05, 2013
alyd in San Diego

Anything of note in La Mesa? (doubt it, please prove me wrong)

I love that Treehouse puts coffee ice cubes in their iced coffee!

Jul 05, 2013
alyd in San Diego

Anything of note in La Mesa? (doubt it, please prove me wrong)

Thank you everyone, I am feeling much better now. :) I knew Chowhounds would save me. I can't wait to try some of these places. I think first off will have to be Antica, I am craving some pasta...

Jul 05, 2013
alyd in San Diego

Anything of note in La Mesa? (doubt it, please prove me wrong)

well yay for me, this one I actually found on my own! Delightful coffee house, however Next Door still seems to be working out some kinks. Food was decent but wine was warm (gasp!), in this climate they should invest in a large wine fridge...

Jul 03, 2013
alyd in San Diego

Anything of note in La Mesa? (doubt it, please prove me wrong)

Diva, while I thank you for your recommendations, I was looking less for just a list of restaurants in the area and more for mentions of noteworthy places. while I understand La Mesa is not Siberia, it is much different from where I lived in Hillcrest when I could walk out my front door and have a bevy of interesting/highly praised/innovative choices. I will definitely look more into some of your suggestions, thank you!

Jul 03, 2013
alyd in San Diego

Anything of note in La Mesa? (doubt it, please prove me wrong)

I am still mourning my recent move from Hillcrest (culinary center of San Diego) to La Mesa (culinary wasteland?) While I will continue to travel west for my edible delights, I was hoping someone could share with me some not so well known restaurant finds in the East-ish part of the county.

Please help this poor, sad, lost soul...

Jul 03, 2013
alyd in San Diego

24 hours in San Diego

One of my favorite spots for amazing quality cocktails without all the noise and crowds is El Dorado before 9pm. It is in the East Village in an unassuming place on Broadway between 10th and 11th.
My husband and I are there almost every Friday, and we are NOT downtown fans... The service is impeccable (Matt, Miranda and the crew really know how to take care of their customers), and they know how to craft a quality drink based on your tastes. HH goes till 9 for their specialty drinks, but even if you order something not on the menu it's only $9 and they use some top shelf booze. The Gold Rush is my current fave.

After 9 the dj starts up, the hipsters come in and the scene changes. But if that's your thing, you may like it.

Jan 10, 2013
alyd in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

Nope, this is exactly what I was talking about. They will be procuring produce and other goods from several local farms and have them all for sale in one permanent market operating on a regular daily schedule. They will also be featuring a prep kitchen where you can purchase foods made on the premises from these delectible goodies, as well as a demo kitchen and a tasting room for wine and beer.
Should prove to be an interesting and potentially wonderful development.

Nov 23, 2011
alyd in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

I finally found it again! It is called SOL (Seasonal, Organic, Local) Markets, and it is scheduled to open in Liberty Station next year, Januaryish...
I knew I had read about this many months ago, not sure why all mentions of it disappeared from the internet for so long. But glad to know I am not losing my mind.

www.solmarkets.com

Nov 18, 2011
alyd in San Diego

Chili Fries in SD

Saw them on the menu at the Huddle in Mission Hills. Since it was only 10am I didn't try, but they do greasy spoon diner food pretty well so I would think they might be able to handle some chili fries.

Jun 13, 2011
alyd in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

Pretty sure, there was even a facebook page that I "liked" and that seems to have disappeared too. Oh well, perhaps it will resurface one of these days.

Jun 08, 2011
alyd in San Diego

San Diego New Places Opening

It's called The Joint, it seems to be a microbrew place with small plates
Read more here:
http://www.thrillist.com/food/san-die...

Jun 07, 2011
alyd in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

Thank you for allowing my post. I did not mean for this to be a place where people offer ideas about such a thing, I would only like to know if anyone has specific knowledge of what happened to the plans to build it. Was it scrapped? Anyone know the website? Etc...
I know that it was in process as recently as 2 weeks ago, but can no longer find any mention, anywhere.Thank you!

Jun 07, 2011
alyd in San Diego

Permanent market for local farmers?

Has anyone else heard that they were looking to build an indoor marketplace (similar to the ferry building in SF) for local farmers and artisans in San Diego? It would be like a farmer's market, but with regular operating hours everyday, and feature only locally grown produce, local meats, cheeses, etc... I read several articles last month about it, ever saw a gorgeous website, heard they were close to choosing a location, but can't seem to find any mention of it now...

Jun 06, 2011
alyd in San Diego

SATC post movie din/drinks (San Diego)

we're doing an afternoon show, so hitting dinner around 7. Gotta leave time to go out afterwards! Mainly we need a place that has a full bar, a lot of the places i have looked at only serve beer/wine.

May 29, 2008
alyd in California

SATC post movie din/drinks (San Diego)

Can anyone recommend a great place to grab dinner/drinks in the North Park/Kensington area that would help us continue that Sex and the City vibe after the movie? We are looking for something fun, chic, upbeat but not TOO pricey. Is that possible? :) We'd even be willing to head to Hillcrest if the vibe is right. Thanks!

May 28, 2008
alyd in California

nyc hounds need recs for first visit to SD

THe Linkery (mentioned several times, for good reason) is open and ready to serve. If you want some cheap yum Mexican aside from fish tacos, try Livingston's on Ocean Beach. A hole in the wall, but some of the best chicken dinners in town. If you want something still in the Mexican vein, but a little more creative after all those fish tacos, try Ortega's Mexican Bistro in Hillcrest on University. More a Baja bistro then mexican. Not pricey, but not a taco shop either. Their snow crab enchiladas with the tangy tomatillo verde sauce is GOOD! And the margaritas and mojitos are original.

May 22, 2008
alyd in San Diego

Sheep's milk ricotta- San Diego

Venissimo Cheese shop on Washington in Mission Hills can get it. But you might have to order it a day or two ahead of when you need it. I have never had them fail in procuring cheeses for me. You could also try Cantare Foods, but i think you have to buy bulk

May 22, 2008
alyd in San Diego

Phils BBQ San Diego - When will it reopen?

Sorry all you Mission Hills Phil Lovers, Phils will not be reopening its Mission Hills location. Bummer! No longer can i walk over to Phils on a warm summer evening for some delicious authentic BBQ, now i will have to waste gas and drive out to Pt Loma. :(

May 22, 2008
alyd in California