Good morning, all. Looking forward to my first visit to SD in decades (yup, plural). Coming from Chicago and looking forward to finding things I can't find here, things well off the beaten track. I'll be in SD for five nights (a Tues through Sat, solo the first three and with my wife the last two) and am looking for recs for a couple things. I'll be staying at the Courtyard Marriott on Broadway and 6th (I think); won't have a car but don't mind a long walk or even longish cab rides. I've done my research for the standard "nice" nights out and right now am looking at Cafe Chloe and Kitchen 1540 (and maybe Kaito) for the great meals. My requests are: 1. Someplace open early (6:30-7 ish) for breakfast. Looking for homey, really good b'fast to start my day. Can be American, Mexican, or something completely different. The only real restrictions, I guess, will be that I need to get there, have a relaxed breakfast, and back to the hotel by 8:30 am. If I need a cab, I'll get a cab. I just can't wrap my head around the notion of eating at the hotel when I'm already stuck there all day for the conference. 2. Dinner: something unusual, very off the beaten track (well, no balut, but otherwise I'm fairly open). Chicago's a great food town and we've taken advantage of a lot of what it has to offer, but it's not the be-all and end-all. And I'd really enjoy something that's either uniquely SD or maybe not unique to SD but is really well done, whatever it is. 3. As to the nice nights out, if you have a truly outstanding place to recommend for a dinner, by all means. Price/location/cuisine are all fairly open, though I don't particularly want to spend more than, say, 30-40 minutes in a cab. I know I haven't given you a lot of guidelines but scanning lots of threads leaves me a little uncertain of the best direction to go. So: I'm not particularly looking for anything in particular but am open to most anything if there's something really special about it. Can I answer any questions? Thanks in advance!