I know we had a similar discussion about a year ago but the restaurant scene in SD is changing more rapidly recently and we have many new people on CH so that I thought it might be a good time for a second round of "what's on your rotation". We try to eat in many different restaurants (but also cook a lot) so that a restaurant which we visit twice a year is on our rotation.
The first three are currently on "heavy rotation" (at least one visit every month):
Golden State Restaurant
Spice & Rice