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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
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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
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

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

Jan 09, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

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

Jan 09, 2015
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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
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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
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Foie ban no more??!!!

YESSSSSSSSS

Jan 07, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Sushi Tadokoro

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

Dec 30, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Anybody like meatloaf?

well, Studio Diner.

Dec 27, 2014
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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
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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
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Anything new and exciting at the Gaslamp?

sajakitchen.com

Well, in general, the food quality in the Gaslamp is middling. Saja just opened a few months ago. I have not eaten there and I have not spoken to anyone who has eaten there, BUT it's Korean BBQ, so it could be promising.

Beyond that...you are looking at a steakhouse or a nightclub.

Dec 22, 2014
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San Diego New Restaurants: 2014

http://www.sultanbaklava.com/

This is not completely new. The owner still has a Baklava shop in El Cajon, though he sold the restaurant portion of that space. NOW, he is re-opening his restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter inside the old Sammy's space. This means I will have the pleasure of Mercimek lentil soup every night when I work! I wish him well. I stopped by the other night. The space is attractive and simple, and looked like it would be ready for their opening this Wednesday. Let us all pray to the restaurant gods this place has some staying power. The Gaslamp Quarter is getting seriously scrappy lately.

Dec 22, 2014
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Do coffee houses count? I thought of three...

Java. I am not sure of the exact location, but I remember it was the original ultra-cool coffee hang out.

The Insomniac. It was located directly above Croce's. I actually worked there for a spell, thus improving my cool status by leaps and bounds.

Cafe Chabalaba. Somewhere around....12th? 13th? and B Street? The owner painted a mural of Stevie Ray Vaughn on the B Street side. Very cool place, and she (the owner) always had some kind of live entertainment.

Happy Monday
Dag

Dec 22, 2014
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Yes, and into the early 90's. I used to eat there between shifts when I worked at Reidy O'Neils.

Dec 15, 2014
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Pizzeria Mozza - closing

Sammy's closed.

Dec 13, 2014
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Prime Rib in San Diego

Golden Acorn Casino! $7.77!

Dec 06, 2014
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Breakfast in Guatemala City, and food in Flores

Thank you so much! Yes, this helps. We love all dining experiences, from the small shop to the high end room. The comedore sounds exactly like what we will want after a long red-eye flight.

Guatemala - Antigua Panajachel 5/14

Are there any places you reccomend for breakfast in GC?

Breakfast in Guatemala City, and food in Flores

Hello Chowhounders!

We are flying into Guatemala City next week on a red-eye. We will have half a day in the city to buy phones, exchange money, etc, but we will also need breakfast. We will be traveling on foot or in a taxi. We are committed food folks and are game for anything. Suggestions for breakfast in GC?

We are flying to Flores later in the afternoon, and will spend several days in the Tikal/Peten/Flores/Remate/Yaxha area. Are there any Chow-worthy places in those areas we should not miss? We will be taking local buses and taxis.

Thank you in advance!

Stew. Daube. Hearty Soups. Chili con Carne (not ramen or pho)

Same thing happened to us a couple of months ago...I was going to review Olga's for my department's newsletter. On the upside, we found J & T that day.

Nov 04, 2014
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If I'm looking for a good Cuban restaurant ...

We had lunch at Embargo today. We have never visited Cuba, and are not completely well versed in caribbean food, but our lunch was delicious and we are definitely going back. And the service was fun to boot. Our server was some mid-50's guy wearing a fedora and a Mexican wedding shirt, straight out of central casting and offering up Mojitos in a suave voice.

Nov 03, 2014
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