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Boston hounds in SD for 7 days

bear | Aug 7, 2012 09:44 AM

Hi, everyone. My husband and I are coming to your beautiful area next week from the Boston area for seven days. My husband has traveled here for business before, but this is my first visit and I'm really excited. We are staying at the Radisson in Rancho Bernardo and will have a rental car. I will be on my own with the car during weekdays, and we'll be exploring together the rest of the time. I'm not sure how many business dinner obligations we'll have, but should have quite a few meals on our own.

We (and our budget) tend to prefer casual sit-down places as opposed to fine dining. We're mostly affordable beer and wine people but could have fun with a cocktail or two.

My husband isn't fond of lamb or shellfish, but I eat everything. We'll also probably skip Asian as we're looking mostly for fish, Mexican "San Diego-style", classic burritos, and any other local cuisine. We can get adequate Thai, Chinese, Korean and Burmese food in Boston. We would also be open to inexpensive and fresh sushi, although we're not connoisseurs.

It looks like Aqui es Texcoco is very lamb-focused, so we'll probably skip it and any other place that really focuses mostly on shellfish. I'd like my husband to have a nice variety of dishes to choose from wherever we go.

We'll need probably three sit-down breakfasts and just grab a bite the other days:

R-Gang Eatery
Farm House Cafe
El Comal
The Red Door (Sunday only)
Ave. 5 (Sunday only)
Brigantine (Sunday only)
Super Cocina
Cafe Chloe

Lunch or dinner:

Brigantine
Pacific Beach Fish Shop
The Red Door
Whisk n Ladle
Prep Kitchen
Red Light District

Joao's Tin Fish
Blue Water Seafood
Bay Park Fish Company
South Beach Grill

Bahia Don Bravo
Emiliano's
Rana's Mexico City Cuisine

Bencotto
Arrivederci
Pizzeria Bruno
Cafe Calabria

Dinner:

Urban Solace
Farm House Cafe
Terra American Bistro
Whisk 'n Ladle

I'll probably grab a Rubio's fish taco so that I know what Boston hounds are referencing when they bemoan the lack of fish tacos in Boston.
Also, should we grab a burger at Hoddad's for the local flavor?

I'd appreciate any feedback. The board is wonderful, but a little overwhelming!

TIA

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