I was saddened to see an item in yesterday's paper that Cafe Pacifica would be closing at the end of this month. For many years, it has been (IMO) the best restaurant in Old Town. According to the brief article, revenues at the restaurant have been in decline for the past several years, since the "improvements" to Old Town State Park demoted its place on the list of attractive tourist destinations in this area.
We didn't eat there all that often, but my memories include some great bouillabaisse, delicious local fish prepared with great skill and care, and according to my wife, the most memorable catfish she'd ever eaten. Anyway, when the landlords recently jacked up the rent, Cafe Pacifica made the decision that has been forced upon too many San Diego restaurateurs in recent years. I guess the upside is that I'll no longer have to search for a parking place, since I can think of anything else that would bring me to Old Town these days.
. . . jim strain in san diego.