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1st time to San Diego need at least 5 recommendations

RIfoodie29 | Aug 14, 201705:53 AM

Hello San Diego Chowhound folk,

I am heading to California for the 1st time ever and more specifically San Diego.

I will be out there from 8-25-17 to 8-30-17. Including my birthday on 8-29-17.

I am looking for recommendations 5 dinners and maybe a couple of lunches.

In general I am open to anything. I know the seafood in San Diego is amazing so a couple of seafood oriented picks would be great. I definitely don't want any Italian recommendations as we have great Italian here in Rhode Island so I want to experience different things.

I love very creative food. Love small plates. Love anything Spanish (think Jaleo in DC).

I also really enjoy Pre-Fixes/tasting menus with pairings. ($75 dollar range without the pairing)

I have no ideas whatsoever what to expect from the San Diego food scene but I am hearing amazing things about the city in general so I am very excited!

Just got back from Chicago and had probably the best meal of my life at Boka and another great meal at Fat Rice, thanks to Chowhound recommendations so I am hoping San Diego Chowhounders can match that.

I always love Michelin starred recommendations and any James Beard nominees.

Also any must see attractions (I have heard the zoo multiple times and plan on trying to work it in) or bars, foods, cocktails or live music venues would be great!

Thank you in advance for any guidance!!!


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