Just curious if anyone has checked out the food at the Pearl Hotel. I haven’t read much on the boards about it, so I guess I get “early adopter” status?! Cool, because personally, I’ve enjoyed what I’ve had on my two visits (third one this weekend for brunch). The first time was a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t really hungry, so I had a beer and a side of fries at their bar near the pool—cool looking indoor-outdoor sort of eatery, BTW! The fries were amazing and I’m a french frie junkie. Very crispy and light tasting. They came topped with the perfect amount of salt and pepper. Then I went again and had their burger (sorry I’m not being real “foodie” with my menu choices), which was very juicy, and the cucumber vodka-infused cocktail was amazing. Their menu doesn’t say the brand of beef, but it was really good quality and a definite player in the upscale burger wars. Better than Burger Lounge and right up there with Jayne’s Gastro Pub, my other favorite burgers. Also, like Jayne’s I like the short menu. I’d rather have places stick to their core competencies rather than sport a long menu that can’t be executed well. Overall, I’m excited the Pearl. It’s like this “hidden gem”—Point Loma, you know. Need to try the Sunday brunch, which I got an email about the other day. I promise to be more adventurous this time!