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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
Dagney in San Diego

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
Dagney in San Diego

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

You were there opening night? w o w

Nov 03, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

San Diego New Places Opening Thread Numero Tres.

Embargo Grill.
Anyone been yet? We had lunch there today. We shared the Brazilian Mofongo which may be my new favorite food. For this week anyway. I had the Cuban sandwich and husband had the "Boriqua" plate. We are going back. Soon.

http://www.embargogrill.com/

Nov 03, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

Confetti?

Nov 03, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

aka "Wojo"

Nov 02, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

oh man now I'm thinking about it....may have to leave Alpine for a Linda Vista excursion.

Nov 02, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Santee - birthday dinner with a toddler...

Of course the pub is also the top choice for us! How can one resist good food and beer within stumbling distance?

In Santee? Heck you can't go wrong with Sab-E-Lee.

The Grove Steakhouse at Viejas is passable, though they remodeled the room and it looks awful.

Definitely +1 on the other ideas here, Bo Beau and Trattoria Antica are solid choices.

Nov 02, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

The Duck Noodle soup is to die. J & T is my latest food obsession.

Nov 02, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

I used to know the owner's girlfriend...she told me it was named after his car. So indirectly, after the town.

Nov 02, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

Oooooo! I have one. Biarritz in....Del Mar? Would have closed in the early 90's. Named after the Cadillac.

Nov 01, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Best BBQ in San Diego?

okay, that was a lame answer.

The bread is the cheapest available. It does not hold up to the meat and the sauce. The meat is "okay" tasting, but does not a candle to Coop's. When I asked for extra sauce to go, I was given tiny white plastic packets of some random mass quantity type sauce.

Save yourself and go to Coop's.

Oct 25, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Best BBQ in San Diego?

Yes.

Oct 25, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Table No. 10 (East Village)

I think it's a combination plate of many factors. Like El Chevere said, transient town, a casual-ish "beach" approach to most tasks; but I'll add a lack of training as well. AND a lack by employees to seek training.

Blue Point had pretty regular training for wine, cheese, and scotch when I worked there; pretty much every Saturday afternoon was dedicated to some form of education. But that was the exception, not the rule for the rooms where I waited tables in San Diego.

Our dining scene/clientele does not demand good training, (save for our little crew in this board). This is a town in which Cheesecake Factory rules the roost. In a place like Washington DC, where the dining scene is more aggressive, the wait staffs are well educated on the food, where it came from, growing seasons and trends, etc...

Oct 21, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Easy dining for one from the convention center

You have an excellent list.

Left field idea: take a cab to Logan Heights for Salvadoran food at El Salvadoreno. It does not look like much from the outside, but the food and service are top notch. http://elsalvadorenosd.com/

Oct 14, 2014
Dagney in San Diego
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Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

oh good choice!! +1

Oct 10, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Dinner for 7 in the city tomorrow night

Well, Barleymash was the first thing that came to my mind. It's at 5th and Market, loud, casual, and in the middle of the city.

Oct 10, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

One week in November with little kids - where should we eat?

One more suggestion, and I'll get booted off the board for suggesting it, but Pizza Nova might be worth a look. They are a casual pizza-salad-pasta place and well equipped for families, without the dining experience turning into a Romper Room situation. (Corvette Diner does this, very kid friendly, but the schtick can wear on you).

They are located near the water, so dinner and/or lunch there can be followed up or preceded by a scenic walk.

Oct 04, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Great meal at Blind Burro

Well, shoot. People are constantly asking my advice on where to eat in the Gaslamp, and it's very frustrating that in general, I can't say, "Oh the food at such and such place is excellent!"

Blind Burro is one of the few places I'll recommend, just based on the love they receive here. I hope your meal is not the sign of a downward spiral. Chopahn is gone now, so I'm down to Fogo De Chao, and Cafe Chloe if they want to leave the Gaslamp. sigh...

Oct 04, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

One week in November with little kids - where should we eat?

Sound logic. My nephew thinks chicken nuggets are manna. M

Though I am now worried Honkman is going to have a nervous breakdown from having to disagree too many times in one week, and then who will be here to be a contrarian next week?

Sep 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

One week in November with little kids - where should we eat?

Tender Greens would be a solid choice, it's good quality food without the fine dining edge.

Corvette Diner is wacky and loud and whatnot, but would be fun for the kids.

Point Loma Seafoods is pretty close to LS, and serves up good seafood sandwiches. Casual.

Sep 30, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Dinner and Entertainment for a 21st birthday party with non-foodies... help!

Well, left field idea, Blind Burro? It's located just on the outskirts of the Gaslamp, casual setting, yet not overly slackish. I have not personally eaten there, but they receive a lot of love on the San Diego board.

Sep 26, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

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

Ok, I have one, inspired by that new thread for the young lady turning 21...

Bobby McGee's in Grossmont Center. My parents took me there for my 16th birthday. The waiter's name was "Dr Midas Welby." I had steak and lobster.

And the old Carlos Murphy's across the parking lot. I spent more than a couple of college evenings there.

Sep 24, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Dinner and Entertainment for a 21st birthday party with non-foodies... help!

This sounds like a case for one other than....

Corvette Diner. BAM.

but, +1 on Shout House.

Sep 23, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Restaurant Week!

and plus two

Sep 22, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Restaurant Week!

ha! so true. Wal-Mart in East County.

Sep 22, 2014
Dagney in San Diego

Need help with San Diego Plans

Well, the Del will give you the San Diego-Beach-Hotel Del- experience, and you could take the ferry to Coronado, which is scenic and relaxing.

Cafe Chloe is just outside the Gaslamp Quarter and has excellent food, and I believe they do a Sunday brunch.

Cafe 222 and The Mission would be good bets for breakfast.

Fogo De Chao has delicious Brazilian BBQ. Their food and service are outstanding.

Sep 21, 2014
Dagney in San Diego