We will be in SL next week and I need some foodie clues. Help!
1) Which "Hill" restaurant has the best combo of fried/toasted ravioli, and a decent menu? We can do without white table cloths, tuxedoed waiters, etc. We're more into deliciousness that ambiance.
2) I could find only 2 BBQ joints that do fried/crispy snoots, Smoky Al's and Smoki O's. Are there more? Again, which is the best place for snoots plus other BBQ specialties?
3) Please tell me about "St Louis Salad". I've read several references to it - is it worth tracking down a restaurant that serves it?
4) What about "Everest", the Nepalese place? We like that sort of thing - is Everest outstanding food or just somewhat exotic, with not especially well prepared, overcooked/stale ingredients, and/or pedestrian flavored dishes?
5) "Aya Sofia" and "Gbric" are two places that we are going to hit - good ideas? Any specific menu items we should order?
6) Should we look for a sit down place for Gooey Butter Cake or just eat it in the car and spill it down our fronts? What's the best GBC bakery in town?
7) Local draft beer: which one?
Any other suggestions are welcome (we already know about slingers, provel, egg foo yung sandwiches and Ted Drewes).
We will try to help when you are in San Diego; I will post a followup when we get home.
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!