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California Roadtrip Restaurants

thehamburglar | Jun 16, 2009 06:26 PM

Hi all, a friend and I are making a long awaited road-trip from Napa to San Diego, stopping where ever, whenever along the way to see and eat everything in sight. Both of us have a huge appreciation for good food, regardless of how much it costs, and if anything, enjoy cheap, hole-in-the-walls as much or more than your typical 5 star place. As an example, in NYC I probably got more enjoyment out of the $1 dumplings at dirty, cheap Jessica's Dumplings in Chinatown than I did from Momofuku Ko. Given our current financial situations, we most likely won't be stopping at the French Laundry type places (as if we could get a table), but would consider one or two nice meals over our 10 day trip. What we really want to know is what places are so amazing or so famous that we should pull off of the PCH, or even make a 30 minute detour to try. The only place we won't really spend time in is San Fran, since we've both been multiple times. So far I've heard Bovolo and the Hopmonk Tavern in Napa are great, but we're looking for suggestions everywhere. If you know of a great place, whether it be street food, a taqueria, or anything else, please let me know! Thanks!!!

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