San Diego Cool?


So it seems San Diego may be inching up the culinary ladder…

Travel & Leisure magazine has an article (not yet on line) entitled When Did San Diego Get so Cool?

Have we arrived? Can our “moment” be far behind???


I’ve always felt San Diego was cool. In fact, I feel like it’s one of the most underrated and even under appreciated destinations in the United States.

What San Diego may lack in culinary gravitas it more than makes up for culinary ambiance. The weather and climate is so nice year round that it invites, sometimes literally urging, a person to go out and eat. And getting in/around the city, while not necessarily completely public transportation friendly, it is easy to navigate by car with accessible parking and not so spread out as to make Uber/Lyft impractical. Few places, if any, in the contiguous United States can say that.

Is It works class? No, of course not but then I don’t think it wants to be. Nor, for that matter, should it be. The demographics in the area simply wouldn’t support such a culinary scene.


We love SD. Our favorite weekend trip just 90 minutes from the OC. The food scene is much better today than when we first started going to SD 8 years ago. There usually aren’t enough days and nights to go to all of the places we want to go. My only complaint would be the non existent parking in downtown. Our kids are older so we’ve started to Uber/Lyft more.

NYT article today about Hidden Fish in Convoy