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Oops. San Diego area: inexpensive-moderate good food near Courthouse

Sushi Deli lunch specials are cheap and decent. I like the Indian fast food at the Horton Plaza food court.

Feb 25, 2009
maggersmagoo in San Diego

Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego?

Not new, but one of my favorites is te bar at JSix. Specialty drinks are either $5 or $6, can't remember. Many appetizers to choose from at half price. It goes until 8pm I believe.

Not very foodie, but I love Chevy's HH. Half price appy's, cheap drinks.

Also Baja Betty's. All appys are $3, Margaritas (which are strong and good) are also $3.

Jan 16, 2009
maggersmagoo in San Diego

Vegetarian in San Diego..

Jyoti Bihanga on Adams Ave. in Normal Heights. Lots of vegan options, very tasty.

Jan 13, 2009
maggersmagoo in San Diego

Pork belly at Urban Solace?

I have never tried pork belly before, and I'm wondering how the entree is at Urban Solace. How does pork belly in general compare to other cuts of pork? I love bacon, pork tenderloin, pulled pork, etc. I'm not a big fan of ham, and I really don't like pork chops.

Thanks!

Jan 13, 2009
maggersmagoo in San Diego

help in S.D. (Mexican)

Lucha Libre, it's at Washington and India, right off the 5. Love the Holy Moly burrito, I've heard good things about all the other burritos. Bunch of delicious homemade salsas to choose from, and yummy warm chips as well. Tacos are great too.

Oh, and you can get there without getting on the 5, you just take Pacific Hwy to Washington and make a right on Washington. Lucha Libre is on the left, right next to a liquor store.

Jan 09, 2009
maggersmagoo in San Diego

Best Pizza - San Diego

I tried Luigi's for the first time last week. I agree, it is the best in San Diego.

Still love Lefty's. Bronx Pizza now pales in comparison to Luigi's. I mentioned Pizza Port earlier in the thread, but I have to try it again. The only time I ate it I was so hungry anything would have tasted great.

Jan 06, 2009
maggersmagoo in San Diego

San Diego Birthday suggestion for 15 people

That's funny, I was just praising Pizza Port in another thread the other day. We just went there for another birthday last week, so probably don't want to do a repeat.

Dec 18, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

San Diego Birthday suggestion for 15 people

Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking Basic, but I'm not loving the seating there.

I just found a burger place called Boomerangs, anyone been there? Prices seem reasonable, and they can definitely fit us.

Dec 18, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

San Diego Birthday suggestion for 15 people

Okay, I'm brainstorming on where to take my friends for my birthday. We are expecting about 15 people. My goal is about $20 per person for food and drinks. I'm looking for:

-Place that can seat us all
-Pitchers of beer
-Decent food. Burgers, salads, etc. would be nice. Pizza would be another option.

Any thoughts?

Dec 18, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

Best Pizza - San Diego

Not near downtown, but I tried Pizza Port this weekend in Solana Beach. I thought it was some of the best pizza I've had in San Diego.

Dec 12, 2008
maggersmagoo in San Diego

Roy's on Harbor Drive (San Diego)?

My birthday is coming up and I am looking for a slightly upscale place with good food. I've done lots of searching, but didn't find a whole lot about Roy's. The menu looks very good, I'm wondering what people's experiences have been. Also, does the new one on Harbor Drive have a view?

Dec 12, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

Kensington Grill-San Diego review

Thanks DiningDiva, I will put Cafe Chloe on my list. Have you tried the KG mac&cheese? I'm wondering how the two compare.

SassyPolarBear, I have edited my topic title ;)

Aug 11, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

Kensington Grill-San Diego review

I know this is not a new restaurant, and probably been reviewed a million times but I just wanted to share my experience from this past weekend.

We went on a Saturday night early, I think 5:30. They were very accomodating without a reservation. I would guess this was because the restaurant was near empty at this time of day.

While waiting for our friends we ordered a Sangria and the french fry/sweet potato fries combo, with a trio of dipping sauces (remoulade, spicy mustard, and ketchup). The sangria was refreshing, though it had peach vodka, I'm not a huge fan of peach alcohol. The fries and dips were very tasty, nice and hot.

When our friends arrived, we ordered several appetizers. We had the seared ahi, the bruschetta, the calamari, and the duck spring roll.

The seared ahi was very good. Nothing incredibly original, but it did have a nice cucumber avocado salad with it.

The bruschettas we had were the spicy baba ganoush, salmon/cream cheese, brie with mango, and shrimp ceviche. They were all good, but the brie one was a little dull. It needed some spice or acid or something.

I liked the calamari, it was different than I've had before. It was mixed with some veggies, or cabbage or something, and it had a sweet/sour sauce mixed in with it.

Duck spring roll was very good. A little small, but that was ok since we were trying several items.

Next we ordered tomato bisque and mac and cheese (this is the big finale, we didn't order entrees).

The tomato bisque was ok. It was probably fine, but it had the misfortune of being tasted after the mac and cheese. Nothing could stand up to that mac and cheese.

The mac and cheese is served in this little pot, right out of the oven. It has a crispy parmasean crust. It's a saucy M&C, not try at all. Very flavorful (so many M&C's end up being dry and dissapointing don't they)? It's made with white truffle oil, I believe there is some garlic in there. I think it's the best mac and cheese I've ever had. I've tried the ones at Chive (bland), C-Level (ok), Parkhouse Eatery (pretty good), but none of them compare. As you can tell I was pretty happy with it.

The service was excellent, by the way. Very friendly and attentive.

That was my experience, I will definitely be back.

Aug 11, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

Morton's $99 special

Morton's is running a special prix-fixe dinner for two for $99. Two single cut filets, 2 choice of seafood (scallops, crabcakes, etc.), 2 salads, one potato, one vegetable, 2 desserts.

I have never been to Morton's before, so I'm not sure what the prices would normally be. Does it sound like a good deal, or would we spend the same eating there a la carte?

Jul 14, 2008
maggersmagoo in Chains

SD Restaurant Week choices

Ok, so Laurel or Bertrand@MisterA's? I'll do Marine Room later.

Jun 09, 2008
maggersmagoo in California

SD Restaurant Week choices

So I made a reservation at the Marine Room for restaurant week. But I read on here that they may be continuing their RW menu for the rest of the year. If that is the case I guess I could go any time.

The other options I was considering are Bertrand@Mister A's, and Laurel.

What would be the best of the options I listed. Or is there something I haven't listed that I absolutely have to try. I'm trying to stay south of La Jolla.

Thanks!

Jun 09, 2008
maggersmagoo in California