I have a very specific request that I hope you can help with.
I'll be in town for a conference in early August. I'll be arriving early Monday afternoon and the conference starts Tuesday morning. I'll be staying at the Bayfront Hilton and I'm planning on grabbing a quick bite at Tin Fish when I get in and then exploring a bit.
At some time i the afternoon/evening I'd like to head up to the Hillcrest Trader Joe's to grab some wine and supplies for the room. I'm planning on buying a transit pass and taking public transportation to TJ's from near Petco Park. I'd like to hear of any recommendations for a moderately nice place to dine alone (and have a beer/wine or two) in the neighborhood near the TJs or anywhere along the route. (It will be on a Monday, that might impact what's open.)
The Tin Fish
2750 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106