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Manhattan of La Jolla

FC- do you and the Mr go there anymore? I know it used to be a hangout...

about 11 hours ago
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

This was before the "re" opening as Bertrand's.

1 day ago
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

True. Except when the assistant would trigger the lens without the body intact, or would load the film on top of the hook instead of under it.

In which case my spelling is correct.

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Yes!

Oct 16, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

And then there was the smorgasbord on El Cajon Blvd west of 40th St damn I can't remember the name.

Oct 16, 2014
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Achiote chicken california burrito?

It's a $5 burrito that claims no high position in the culinary hierarchy, and the price has increased to a $6 burrito.

I'm just not getting too worked up about it.

I enjoy their offerings (I accept them as "who they are") regularly.

Oct 15, 2014
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Achiote chicken california burrito?

I believe La Posta has them!

Oct 14, 2014
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Easy dining for one from the convention center

Botegga Americano x eleventybillion.

Oct 14, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Playboy club was east of 163 down in the Camino de la Reina/ car dealer pit.

Butcher Shop was opposite side of the freeway from:

The Cinema 21.

Ooo- lookie: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1...

Oct 13, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Busted.

The go-go heels.

Oct 13, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Yup.

Most of the waitresses were available beyond the traditional waitstaff duties. As close as San Diego got to Vegas or Jersey.

Oct 13, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Tugs Tavern.

One of the two famous San Diego dive bars from which I've been ejected (as a yoot, of course).

Oct 13, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Tough?

Damn right. Ya betcha.

Oct 11, 2014
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Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

wait- what's a speed limit, exactly?

Oct 10, 2014
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Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

I would recommend this place, YES!

Oct 10, 2014
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Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

Love the shack.

You might want to bring your own folding chairs. The lines I've seen are very long.

Oct 10, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

I might say that, but I'd be guessing.

Yes, similar theme and same owner, and Rory's proceeded the Corvette Diner. Not sure if they still serve it, but the RoryBurger featured peanut butter, and was suprisingly good.

The Boll Weevil had a spot across the parking lot from Cotton Patch in that blighted hell known as the "Midway District" near what was once the Mother Post Office, which has since moved out of San Diego.

The UT was a hub of downtown San Diego, and its employees supported the surrounding businesses, including 10 Downing Street, a reporter's bar straight from His Gal Friday. I visited the UT as a very very young child, and unfortunately skipped the tour of said bar, but I'll bet MrFoodiechick has a few stories to tell.

San Diego's downtown fell into disrepair, and among the major stumbling stones (yes, I blended that metaphor) was the exit of the UT to Mission Valley. Horton Plaza became The International Hub of the San Diego Public Transportation System, and reflected the caliber of public transport in our city. The especially low caliber, that is.

Horton Plaza was resurrected in 1982-ish by a sweetheart redevelopment deal with San Diego's unelected mayor, Ernie Hahn (I do consider it a redevelopment success, sweetheart as it might have been) who built a now rough-around-the-edges shopping mall in which many shoopers still wander since 1982, trying to find their cars in the Fruit Vegetable parking lot. Did they consider tomato level a fruit?

It's MrsName's privilege to share life with me, and she considers herself one of the luckiest women on planet Earth. And perhaps beyond.

Oct 10, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

He means Rye.

Oct 09, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Chains may be yanked, but legs are never pulled.

But seriously folks, YES that was the urban lore- Boll Weevil (the hamburger joint) was alleged to have started with the ground trimmings from Cotton Patch prime meat.

I've heard the same story about Rory's a hamburger joint on Mission Gorge Road that was allegedly started on the trimmings from Iowa Meat Farms. Perhaps more interesting- Rory's was the first restaurant i the chain known now as the Cohn Restaurant Group.

Cohn Restaurant Group is also said to be owners of both Iowa Meat Farms and Siesels.

My roots cannot be that deep here- I'm a mere youth.

Oct 09, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Mama Testa is closing.
Maybe just moving.

Oct 08, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Yes.

Rumor was Boll Weevil started by grinding the trim from the steaks and chops at Cotton Patch.

But you know rumor.

Oct 08, 2014
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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

I wouldn't say Snooz has a good price point- unless you're an investor. I like the place, but it's no bargain.

Oct 08, 2014
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Fun Waterfront Restaurants in La Jolla / Near Torrey Pines

Big deal.

Unless the timeline overlaps...

Oct 08, 2014
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Help! Dinner for 8 near Convention Center'Gaslight?

I see a new option here to ask a "clarifying question"- cool! So:

What results did your searches for "Gaslamp" return?

Oct 08, 2014
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Fun Waterfront Restaurants in La Jolla / Near Torrey Pines

Ah, yes.

Absolutely qualifies as fun and waterfront.

Not outside the sphere of comfort- it's just outside of San Diego- but barely. It is north of the 52 (where Orange County begins) but gets points for being on the coast, and withing the UCSD boundaries.

Oct 08, 2014
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Fun Waterfront Restaurants in La Jolla / Near Torrey Pines

What's the name of the UCSD place that serves brunch/lunch/breakfast? Christys or something?

Oct 08, 2014
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10 Downing Street?

Huh. I recall the UT being on the same side of the street as what is now Dobsons.

It's been a long time since I was there, though...

Oct 07, 2014
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visiting for a convention- recs?

Botegga Americano + uber.

My most enthusiastic recommendation.

Oct 06, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

No? No downtowners went for lunch?

Oct 05, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Point missed.

Oct 03, 2014
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