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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

This makes me so happy. I can see it out my office window. Lunch will never be the same.

May 20, 2015
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Takeaway breakfast options downtown

That St. Tropez changed its name to Matisse Bistro, BTW:

http://www.matissebistro.com/menu/mat...

May 19, 2015
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List of San Diego Breweries

May 15, 2015
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San Diego for a few days

You may want to specify which Toys R Us parking lot off the 5 South.

I think you mean Chula Vista (?) but TFKR might end up at the Sea World Drive one by mistake (?). Or vice versa...

May 08, 2015
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Cali Comfort BBQ and Sports Bar

Are the rubber duckies parboiled or really smoked?

May 07, 2015
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My List for San Diego

"the epitome of the genre of Cali/Tex/Mex/Mobile/Cheap food our culture has produced"

In this category I would add bonus points given to contenders with one or both of the following:

1. A pet hospital within sight of the restaurant (not because it has anything to do with the food, just the atmosphere).

2. A raised center median to trap the unwary pulling out of the restaurant driveway/drivethru to make a left turn at 2am.

Apr 24, 2015
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Birthday for the bored

Mision 19?

Mar 19, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Only went to Nugent's once. It was a date (we eventually got married) and we sat in the middle of the restaurant and watched them seat and serve other parties for half an hour before we walked out. People who came in after us were eating and we hadn't even talked to a server yet.
Tried but couldn't even make eye contact with the servers and instead of yelling we just waited to see how long it would take them to figure out that the table with only water glasses hadn't been helped at all, it was like we were invisible. At the 30 minute mark I decided they weren't worth my money and we went to a different restaurant.
Never went back.

Mar 06, 2015
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Potential REAL butcher shop in San DIego

They could do (ahem) flights of tacos infused with lard and/or tallow ... or suet to go with the borrego.

Mar 05, 2015
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Organic food and good atmosphere-possibly a patio

Stone's restaurants in Liberty Station and Escondido have both organic (often grown at their own farms) food and great patios.

Feb 27, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

Since you're near SDSU, try the chicken tawook at Alforon if you get a chance.
http://www.alforon.com/

If you're feeling super-adventurous and/or bilingual, maybe Super Cocina, too.
http://supercocinasd.com/

Feb 19, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

I'm pretty sure kimchi (in sufficient quantity) is considered a vegetable on most parts of the planet.

Also, my filipino in-laws will insist that lumpia counts as a vegetable. ;-)

Feb 17, 2015
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Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

Really? What do you folks eat? I haven't recently met a kid that couldn't happily pick something from a selection of:
Hot Dog
Burger
Loco Moco
Lumpia
[or]
Beignets

Is there some medical or religious dietary restriction in your family?

Feb 17, 2015
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Any new news on Mama Testa in Mira Mesa?

MaƱana Testa?

Feb 11, 2015
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Any new news on Mama Testa in Mira Mesa?

I thought in October they said they were going in "soon" (maybe next to QT Pot?), but there's no sign of progress from what I see when driving by.
Or am I looking at the wrong spot and it's going in somewhere else nearby?

Feb 11, 2015
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Carnitas Snack Shack

I think of it as Del Mar Heights.
Carmel Valley I think of as south of that area (but it has sprawled).

FWIW, I live in Sorrento Valley and have lived within 10 miles of Del Mar for ~40 of the last 48 years.

Jan 26, 2015
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Carnitas Snack Shack

Yes, Del Mar. Must've tapered off more recently, I guess.

Jan 23, 2015
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Carnitas Snack Shack

Maybe it's when you go (or when we go), but I've only seen it near-empty once and have had to wait for a seat because it was packed on another occasion. Mostly it's in between.

Jan 23, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

Amen, Fakey.
It's not like we're "celebrating" the opening of 22 new Applebees and Red Lobsters (I would accept an exact duplicate of the old Mission Valley Farrell's, though).

Jan 16, 2015
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Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

That's great! I'm glad everyone had a good time.

Jan 12, 2015
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Javier Plascencia's new SD Restaurant

We've enjoyed every meal we've had at Romesco's, but we've eaten almost exclusively off the tapas menus each time, and in the bar area nearly every time.

Jan 11, 2015
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Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

Anyone try fishing there as well as eating?

I guess fishing and eating at the same time may be out of the question? A loco moco is a little awkward to eat if you're holding a fishing pole in the other hand.

I've been meaning to take the kids there. Maybe we'll leave the pole(s) the first trip and just eat and scout it out.

Jan 08, 2015
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Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

Depends on the kids, I guess.
YMMV.
If they're kids who only eat the chicken fingers or plain pasta off every restaurant's kids' menu, then probably not.
Mine, OTOH, like the ginger beer, sliders and devilled eggs ... and the random artwork.

Jan 06, 2015
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Weekend Birthday trip with kids - downtown SD

Antelope sliders and kangaroo steak frites at Lion's Share?*

Also second the Puesto rec - my 8 and 10yo kids like it.

*Check to see what animals are available, menu changes.

Jan 06, 2015
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breakfast and coffee

Tender Greens' Downtown location is now serving breakfast. Haven't been yet, but I like their lunch/dinner stuff.

http://t.co/QRjS2BKP9E

Jan 05, 2015
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Anybody like meatloaf?

The classic reply for using a smoker: "Until it's done!" ;-)

I run a remote temperature probe through the smoke port into the meat so as not to serve tartare or hockey pucks.

We smoked a whole turkey last sunday for ~5+ hours; now I'm craving meatloaf...

Dec 30, 2014
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What's your *favorite* restaurant in San Diego?

Alforon's Chicken Tawook (taouk) is one of the best dishes in San Diego.
Or, if you get it to go (so they roll it up instead of slicing it like a pizza), my son dubbed it "Best Chicken Sandwich Ever."

Dec 30, 2014
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Donut Time...Again

Why did I peek at this thread? Now I'm starving.

Thread content: Someone brought in Nomad donuts to work last week, so I got a sampling. There were chili-pepper (dusted? infused?) donut holes. One wasn't bad, just a nice burn that seemed to start after the donut hole was already gone in one bite. Had bites of two other full-size ones, but I'm not totally sure what the flavors were (sangria? and maybe a chai or green tea?).

They were okay, although they wouldn't kick MM Donut Touch off the top of my go-to list even if they were equidistant.

Dec 22, 2014
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Great patisserie in La Jolla?

We had a selection of the MC mini tarts for Thanksgiving (which ones escapes me at the moment) and they were all delicious.

Dec 15, 2014
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Wood for BBQ Smoker in SD

BBQs Galore is where I got our cherry, pecan, apple and hickory chunks for my Cookshack. I'm pretty sure they'll have oak and mesquite and maybe others, too.

Edit: Oh -- necropost!

Nov 25, 2014
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