Hi West Coast 'Hounds :)
My husband, two and a half year old son, and I will be in your gorgeous city from September 2nd through September 10th and we are anxious about sampling all the exciting offerings we've read so much about here on these boards. If truth be told, we haven't had the time to do the type of comprehensive search to which we've grown accustomed during all these years on ChowHound, but we have started the process of searching, locating, and cutting and pasting the most informative posts for our "To Do" culinary list. The ubiquitous fish taco(!!!)and carne asada burrito will be sought of course, but we are looking for all those special little unique places that you just couldn't live without- the type of places where if we left without trying you'd all wrinkle your noses and exclaim: "You visited San Diego and you didn't have-----------?"
We've been all over CA, but never to San Diego, so we are thrilled to be leaving the oppressive heat and humidity of NYC and heading out to what's been described as "heaven" by more people than we can count. If you're ever in NYC and need any great restaurant tips, particularly in the Outer Boroughs (where all the really good stuff is...) I'd be happy to help.
BTW, we'll be staying at Del Coronado but are willing to drive as out of the way as necessary for definitive chow.
Thanks in Advance,