I’ll be headed towards SD sometime late September and I’m a little curious at what restaurants that you recommend. I’ll only be there for two days. Last time I went I enjoyed Hinotez for their ramen and grilled chicken parts. I recall wandering around and found extraordinary desserts to have made a great coffee raspberry cake (I honestly don’t quite care for chocolate and well… most desserts in general) and everything was beautiful looking. Just curious at what restaurants to eat at.
I’m probably thinking of staying around the Clairemont/Convoy area. I honestly haven’t decided yet (mostly staring at hotel prices) and things seem to be cheaper there and around Mission Valley. Thinking of just wandering around and take a look at a museum or so. Otherwise, nothing planned. I’m pretty much willing to drive anywhere within an hour.
Actually… lol. I was around the Convoy area a while back (over four years by now?) and a friend that lived around there so we headed towards that area for ramen (can’t recall he just brought me there and since three years has moved).
1.5 years ago, I was around the gas lamp district but walking around nothing super appealed to me that I can recall but I was free for only a day. So I figured this time I should actually do a little more research haha.
Wow! Thanks for the recommendations. Going to throw those on a map and just play it by ear depending on my proximity and hunger.
For the most part, based on a prelim map evaluation, I’ll probably be between Miramar/La Jolla to the Gaslamp area.
We stayed in La Jolla last year and I wasn’t crazy about the location. It was a schlep from most of the places I really wanted to go, and out of laziness we ended up eating around there kind of a lot. It was sort of like going to San Francisco and staying in Larkspur, or going to LA and staying in Venice.
Isabel Cantina in Pacific Beach (Cass & Feldspar) does a great breakfast.
Great Maple and Snooze in Hillcrest also do a nice breakfast
Patio on Goldfinch is a decent breakfast option, tho’ I’m not sure they do it during the week.
The Original Pancake House on Convoy in Kearny Mesa is old school (i.e. not upscale) breakfast
Cafe 222 downtown has great waffles
Oh wow, thanks for the recommendations! Anything unique or must try at each particular restaurant?
I’ll be honest, I’m not really familiar with Russian/Georgian cuisine. Is there anything that I should try?
Ah, glad to hear. I was searching around and trying to figure out if they were an off-shoot from each other or something like that. Probably go to el pescador since its a little more north and likely closer to where I’ll be wandering.
Actually, El Pescador is much further south - almost to the border - than the Mariscos German truck.
If you’re interested in Mexican comida corrida (homestyle cooking) do lunch at Super Cocina. University and Cherokee in the City Heights neighborhood. Steamtable service - but don’t let that put you off - and they’ll give you a little taste of anything on offer before you make your final selections.