The 2008 nominations for the James Beard award for Southern California chefs has been announced. The sole San Diego nominee is Karl Schroeder, the amazing chef at Market Restaurant and Bar on Via De La Valle, east of I-5 in Del Mar.
We have eaten there a number of times since they opened and consider it, by far, the best restaurant in San Diego, bar none. The last time there we had a first course that was a goat cheese ommlet with caviar. Superb, utterly superb. If you are a San Diego chowhound and haven't eaten there, turn in your password to this site.