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21st in San Diego? Help please!

don't you mean "hispster-est"?

Feb 14, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

21st in San Diego? Help please!

Barleymash cards at the door.

Feb 13, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Rose Rabbit Lie overall experience?

Thank you! The menu looks delicious and the overall experience looks completely inviting. Just wanted to be sure we were not going to be yanked out of our seats.

Feb 09, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Rose Rabbit Lie overall experience?

Husband and I are thinking about here in April, but are wondering about the overall dining experience. We understand RRL has ongoing entertainment throughout dinner, but we are concerned about our meal being completely interrupted. Is the entertainment interactive? Does it hinder or embellish? Also, if it's interactive, what is the "level" of interaction? We were chosen to be "volunteers" for a relatively short part in Blue Man last year, but anything rising to the level of a Zumanity volunteer would be too much.

Thank you in advance!

Feb 09, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Caesar Salad

Silly DD, there is no such thing as too much Caesar dressing.

Feb 02, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

Thank you! Husband gets to make the call on this trip, as this is his pre-open heart surgery trip. We keep going back and forth between downtown and the strip. Downtown is less expensive, and a new, different experience, but the strip has, well, "the strip" appeal.

Jan 30, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

L O L, that is hilarious and awful! Yes, right after I posted this question I looked at reviews on a "help" ful site, and THOSE reviews were mediocre.

Jan 29, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas
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Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

Thank you! I will give them a look. We have never stayed downtown and considering it for this trip.

Jan 29, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Brief Trip Report Jan2015

Thank you! We ate at Lotus last year and LOVED it. That will be our more casual dinner.

Jan 28, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

I had a rather off-putting customer service experience with MGM Grand this morning so I am searching for a new possible place to stay in Vegas in April.

I searched Phil's on this board but came up empty. Has anyone dined there? We are looking for a room with excellent service and food, but do not require a big name chef. The big name steak/french rooms are just out of the financial question.

Vic and Anthony's and Hugo's Cellar are also in the running.

Thank you in advance!

Jan 28, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Brief Trip Report Jan2015

Thank you! Husband and I are planning a quick trip in the spring before he goes under the knife for open heart surgery. We want to plan one "blow out" dinner, fine dining, pull out all the stops, etc...but navigating the fine dining scene in Vegas is extremely tricky. There are so many rooms that bill themselves as the best of the best, when in fact they are not worth the high price tag. Carnevino always comes up on the "best of" lists, but every time I look at their prices, I think, okay, is it REALLY worth it?

In any event, thank you for the report, I'll leave Carnevino on the back burner list.

Jan 28, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Where can I buy real French butter in San Diego?

The new patisserie called "Parfait" downtown imports butter from France to make their pastries. Perhaps they might sell some to you?

Jan 19, 2015
Dagney in San Diego
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

Which also means casualized service. I would love to see a trend of service/food knowledge training in San Diego.

Jan 14, 2015
Dagney in San Diego
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

I love that place. Have not been in awhile...maybe this weekend!

Jan 09, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

The El Salvadoran. 2800 Imperial Avenue. Excellent El Salvadoran fare and good service.

Jan 09, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Milestone birthday weekend for vegetarian/vegan foodie?

One more idea, and this is going to sound crazy, so don't laugh, but Fogo De Chao in downtown (Brazilian BBQ) has an amazing salad bar. I believe they have a "salad bar only" price option. A vegetarian, heck even a vegan could have a serious feast at their salad bar.

Jan 08, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Milestone birthday weekend for vegetarian/vegan foodie?

Where in San Diego are you staying? And do you have a car?

In downtown, Tender Greens at 1st and Broadway would be a great option. Sultan Baklava located at 770 4th Avenue has wonderful Turkish food, with several vegetarian options (REALLY delicious tabouli, falafal, and mercimek soup). Also, there is small place called Salad Style in East Village. It's definitely a casual place, but with an upscale-ish feel (does that make sense?) They have great salads, but are not open for dinner.

There are a ton of restaurants on Convoy Street in the Kearny Mesa area that could accommodate vegetarian options, Convoy Tofu House and Yakitori Yakyudori come to mind. Check the menu at Buga, which is a Korean BBQ restaurant. I am pretty sure they have some vegetarian choices.

Happy Dining!

Jan 08, 2015
Dagney in San Diego
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Foie ban no more??!!!

YESSSSSSSSS

Jan 07, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Le Parfait Paris-downtown

alas no, how will I ever survive?

Jan 06, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Le Parfait Paris-downtown

You stole the words from my keyboard! I stopped in there for coffee the other night because the Gaslamp was down to 45 degrees. They import their ingredients from France, down to the butter. The people working that night were extremely professional and friendly. I did not order any pastries but they looked beautiful.

Jan 06, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

breakfast and coffee

For breakfast: Cafe 222 or The Mission, though Cafe 222 is much closer. Dee's Newbreak at 1st and G is good coffee house.

Richard Walker's is popular. for some odd reason.

For dinner: Do you like sushi? Husband and I just dined at Sushi Tadokoro last week and it was excellent. It is located in Old Town, which would be a short cab ride from the Hyatt. Sultan Baklava just opened in downtown at 770 4th Avenue, they have wonderful Turkish/Mediterranean food. If you like Brazilian BBQ, Fogo de Chao at 6th and G would be a good choice.

Jan 06, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Sushi Tadokoro

Yes. Oysters. Fatty Tuna. Kanpachi. Aji. Uni. Snapper (with powdered lemon salt, shaved from a brick! what? yes! more!). Halibut. Halibut fin muscle. Chilean Seabass. Salmon roe (to die). I think I am missing a couple. Two large hot sake. Lychee nut sorbet for dessert.

All in all, the service was simply lovely, attentive, friendly, and calm. The food was completely out of control. The balance of flavors...divine.

The standouts for me were the Chilean Seabass, cooked just too perfect. The uni (of course), and the snapper with the powdered salt. And the lemon pepper sauce that was made by the devil...oh my gosh, Chef Soichi used the absolute tiniest amount as a garnish on our last two pieces. The tiniest amount, and it made them like lightening in a storm.

We are going back.

Dec 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Sushi Tadokoro

more later, but for now.......HOLY MUTHA OF JEHOVAH!!! PERFECTION.

Dec 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Table No. 10 (East Village)

That was Fake Name...he'll be here all week folks, thanx for joining us at Howard Johnson's lounge......

Tadokoro it is! Reservation at 8:30.

Dec 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego
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Sushi Tadokoro

Going tonight. Reservation at the sushi bar for 8:30. Any must haves? OR should we go for omakase? Speaking of which, is the omakase a financial nightmare a'la Addision? Or is it in the normal range? (normal=for a slightly upscale experience) We are planning on $200-ish dinner for two.

Edit: just read Salty's excellent review, so we might go for the Omakase.

Dec 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Table No. 10 (East Village)

Any recent updates for Table 10? Husband and I are going to dinner tonight for a pre-New Year's Eve dinner. The food looks promising, but I really do not want to be waited on by Mitzy from the local cheerleading camp.

We are also looking at Tadokoro, Comun, Safehouse, Bueno Forchetta, and what the heck, Juniper and Ivy.

Opins?

Edit: also looking at Starlite and Okan

Dec 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

lol! "scrappy" is the most polite way I can describe the Gaslamp. It's not a very pretty or classy area.

Dec 29, 2014
Dagney in San Diego
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Anybody like meatloaf?

well, Studio Diner.

Dec 27, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Anything new and exciting at the Gaslamp?

If you are game for Turkish food, Sultan Baklava just opened. They are located at 770 4th Avenue. I know they are still working out a few kinks, but the food is excellent and their Baklava is to die for. Try the Mercimek soup.

Dec 26, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Anything new and exciting at the Gaslamp?

"Jumped?" well that is very dramatic...l o l....Just referring to the boundaries as they relate to my squad.

Dec 22, 2014
Dagney in San Diego