I haven’t posted earlier to this thread because I don’t really have a rotation, per se. I go to restaurants I’ve liked in the past, and try to get to new ones – the list keeps growing and is almost unmanageable. Everything is day to day.
But I’ll comment on a few of the places already mentioned above that I also like and that I try to get to from time to time:
Yakitori Yakyudori. Excellent ramen. What’s not to like? Except for the crowding.
J&T Thai. Not a favorite at first, but I’ve grown to like it here. (TY cstr and dagney.) There’s a large “secret” back room in case the front is full. Head past the WCs.
Shakespeare Pub. Last time I mentioned this place I got certain people “pea-d off” so to speak … (well, not literally, LOL) http://www.chowhound.com/post/sd-dish-month-august-2013-sausage-910737?commentId=8235696#8235696
Cucina Urbana. A great spot, and one I always unhesitatingly recommend. Some sound conditioning would be appreciated.
Basic. Yes. Very. And really good.
Juniper & Ivy. Eclectic and inspired. Yes, that sounds like ad agency language. But true here.
Georges. One of our very finest restaurants. Elegant food.
Café Chloe. Excellent French cuisine, charming setting.
Cucina Basilico. Basic Italian things done very well.
Buona Forchetta. The “Fork Place” as my companion calls it. Our favorite place for pizza, but there’s much more.
Phuong Trang. Somewhat unsung. Heavily frequented by local Vietnamese. And me. Nice selection of dishes and all are pretty darn decent. (Well, ok, of those that I’ve had.)
Iceskimo. Bite after bite is ecstasy.
Carnitas Snack Shack. Good food but a pain. Not been to the one “up north”.