We actually had a few nice dining experiences in Escondido.
First disappointmet was 150 Grand which I assume has closed for good. We showed up on Halloween night and they were closed but no sign explaining why they weren't there during their normal hours.
So, we ventured across the street to Vincent's. What a pleasant surprise. The chef/owner is an artist with chow. We had a first-rate dinner in a lovely atmosphere.
The French bakery on Grand is also first-rate. Tried the breakfast selections which are served with fruit and choice of their baked goods. Quality stuff.
Champions was also a good choice for a hearty breakfast. They serve up some huge homemade cinnamon rolls that looked yummy.
There is chow to be found in Escondido. Thanks for the rec's.