My wife and I will be in Carlsbad over the weekend of January 27-29 for a retreat. We're looking for some recommendations for a casual dinner on Friday evening, perhaps sushi. Also need a recommendation for dinner on Saturday night, something more upscale preferred although trendy is OK too if the food is good (also, this could be in places other than Carlsbad, such as neighboring locations... although, I don't want to have to drive more than 30 minutes). Finally, any must visit places for lunch or a nice Sunday brunch on the way back to LA.
Thanks in advance.