Here’s a little vignette that might shed some light on the recurrent question of whether there’s any “typical San Diego” food:
Last night while watching the Padres game on TV, the announcers were discussing Philadelphia’s starting pitcher, a young phenom named Cole Hamels. Hamels was raised in Poway and went to school at Rancho Bernardo High. This was apparently his first trip back to San Diego since starting with the Phillies. They said when he got of the plane at Lindbergh Field, the first thing he told his teammates was, “I’m going to get me a carne asada burrito.” Smart kid.
. . . jim strain in san diego.