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Argentinian Steak House in SD

Does anyone know of an Argentinian steak house in San Diego? I know there was one years ago in UTC, but I'm sure it closed.

Sep 28, 2006
mjoc in California

Looking for a good restaurant for a 24th birthday

If you like Italian food "When in Rome" in Encinitas is really good. And there are plenty of bars nearby, including Martini Ranch.

http://www.wheninrome.signonsandiego....

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in California

Site updates

Have you ever thought of having email notifications so posters know when someone has added a post to a "subscribed" thread without having to be online in the forum?

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in Site Talk

Add a San Diego board

I guess you could say that the line of Monterey, Fresno, and Mono counties and north would be NoCal and south (obviously) would be SoCal. The area of NoCal would be a little bigger than SoCal, I think, but population-wise, with LA and SD in the south, they would probably be close to even.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in Site Talk

NY/SF style Chinese food in San Diego

Now that Jimmy Wong's is gone, I don't know where to go for Chinese food in San Diego. I'm originally from NY and I prefer traditional style Cantonese and Hunan food. I mean god, greasy, large egg rolls, good egg drop and wonton soups, shrimp toast, real chow mein (not the stuff they call chow mein here, which is really lo mein), and, most importantly, egg foo young.

This is the type of stuff you find in Chinatown in both NY and SF. Jimmy Wong's on University was the only place I have found here in SD that qualified. Open till 3:00 AM (another important factor), a little divy, and good authentic food.

I think most San Diegans are used to restaurants like PF Chang's, which are overpriced, serve tiny portions, and have mediocre or worse food. Are there any transplanted New Yorkers or San Franciscans here in San Diego who know the type of place I'm talking about? If so, is there hope now that Jimmy Wong's is gone? Does anyone know of another good, authentic Chinese restaurant like I've just described?

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in California

Add a San Diego board

Just eyeballing a map makes me think the line should run from the Salinas/Monterey area on the coast to just north of Death Valley on the eastern border.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in Site Talk

Add a San Diego board

That is a good point and I didn't think of that. but still, as a city, San Diego should definitely have its own board. Or maybe divde the California board into SoCal and NoCal.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in Site Talk

German food in San Diego?

I eat at Kaiserhoff fairly often. It's probably the best German food you will find in SD. The Jagerschnitzel is excellent and the beer is great! Also, I recommend the goulash soup. And the Steak tartar is quite good, either as an appetizer or a main dish.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in San Diego

Add a San Diego board

San Diego is the second largest city in California and the 8th largest in the nation. It is second to LA in California and larger than SF, yet SF has its own board. There are many fine restaurants in San Diego and the vicinity and I think the area is worthy of its own board instead of having to use the general California board.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in Site Talk

Bar Serving Old Potrero in San Diego

I have an old friend from New York coming to visit me in a few weeks. He only drinks Old Potrero rye whiskey. I know I can order it online or special order it at a liquor store for the house, but he won't go to a bar in NY that doesn't serve it. Does anyone know any bars inthe San Diego area that serve Old Potrero?

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in California

Restaurant at La Jolla Cove?

I also recommend Sante. It is a really nice place with a garden area, the service is impeccable, and the food is EXCELLENT.

http://www.santeristorante.com/

Also in La Jolla is Manhattan. Located in the Empress Hotel on Fay Ave. Also Italian and also great service and food. I went there once on a date and the waiter sang for us in Italian and he was really good.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in California

Where to eat in Ramona

Mamma Rosa's is also good, if you are into Italian food.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in California

Golden Dragon (San Diego)

I am originally from NY and moved to SD in 1998. Chinese is my favorite food group!! I was so disappointed in the Chinese food here (most of it is just terrible!) that I thought I would have to drive to SF or fly to NY every time I wanted Chinese food.

Then I found Jimmy Wong’s. It was great. Real authentic Cantonese style Chinese food. And open until 3:00 AM..I live in Ramona so its a drive, but I would go there at least once a week.

I was so disappointed when it closed. Now I am back to eating crappy Chinese food or driving to SF when I want the good stuff.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in California

Wo Hop

I have to say that I don't agree with most of you. I lived in NY until 1998 (36 years, I now live in San Diego) and Wo Hop qas mine and my friends' favorite. Nice and dingy, cheap, and good authentic food. And, its open 24 hours a day. Never had a bad meal there. I only wish there were someplace as good here in the San Diego area.

Unless something changed in the last 8 years, I still highly recommend it.

Sep 21, 2006
mjoc in Manhattan