Thanks a lot for the info regarding my trip from san diego to san fran. Sorry if it was a little off topic, i stumbled accross this site and didn't realize it was a food site before i posted. Anyway, if i had known, i would have loved to find out info about food on pch 1, which a couple of you provided some good info. Where should we eat sat. night when we get into san diego? We were born and raised through high school in new orleans, where I developed a love for dining. Then moved to North Alabama where the food was also great (homecookin' type stuff) A little off the topic of califood. If you are ever in new orleans, there is a small little restaurant called Jacques-imos, its kind of a mix between creole and soul. It is the best food i have ever eaten. Ever since I've been i've raved and have made trips back home just for Jacques. Its not too expensinsive, about 35 dollars or so. My favorite is the alligator cheesecake. The motif is far from elegant here and is in fact overcrowded and a little run down. This adds to the ambiance, to the new orleans style meal. Anyway, I write all of this because I would love to find a restaurant anywhere from san diego to california that could compare. We are looking for a place that we can walk in in jeans and a polo shirt at best and not be overdressed. I challenge all you Californian's to try to match my Jaques-imos during my 6 day trip. I will be taking my laptop and will be periodically checking this board or letting challengers know where I am at. Right now i can say we are pretty much going hwy 1 all the way. So let me know if you know somewhere that beats Jacques. If you are ever in New orleans, you must eat there. It's not fancy, but it does get very crowded. I've waited 3 hours for a table before, with no complaints. with a party of 5 or more you can get a reservation.
anyway, any challengers? Jacques-imos is tough to beat. Looking for the best without shelling out huge bucks (supper in the 25-45 range is about what we are looking for. lunch for under 20)
Sorry such a long post, wanting to find some challengers for my favorite restaurant. Would love for Jaques to lose the throne to some west coast restaurant. More trips to the west coast!
Let me know,
By the way, I'm I gonna be able to drink sweet tea on the west coast?
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