My boyfriend and I are coming to SD from Brooklyn for about 4 days in mid-November. We're both big into food, high and low, and are ideally looking to get a real sense of what sets San Diego food apart from what we could normally get in NYC (I'm thinking especially seafood and Mexican).
Let me preface this by saying I've already been doing a hearty amount of research on the hound SD board so I know for sure that we're going to try the following:
*As many tacos as possible at Marisco's German (plus the free soup!)
*The mussel bisque en croute at Dobson's
*Whatever strikes our fancy at Super Cocina
*Animal burgers and well-done fries at In-N-Out (probably to and from the airport!)
*Something at Sab-E-Lee (I see a lot of love for the dry Pad See Ew, anything else a fave?)
*I'm a pie-baker by trade so I have to check out Elizabethan Desserts
*Possible brunch/breakfast spots: Cafe Chloe, Cavaillon, any other suggestions?
*Cocktails/happy hours/bites: George's, JRDN, Nine-Ten (we both love a great cocktail and craft beers as well)
*I will have lots of free time during the day while the man is at a conference, and am planning to drive up to Chino Farm, but if there are any other great greenmarkets or farmstands I should check out, please say so!
There are a couple of places I'm curious about but not sure of: Green Flash, Aqui es Texcoco, the Ritual Tavern, and Hodads. Thoughts?
Am I missing anything major? Do I have any duds on my list? Any great hole-in-the-wall places you'd suggest? Also, if there are any gem attractions nearby to the above restaurants, please let me know as I want to explore as much of the city as I can during my brief visit! I don't get to drive much in NYC, you see, so I'm happy to hop in the car for a good journey.
721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA
3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127
5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
701 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109