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Feb 11, 2007 06:06 PM

Cool places to eat lunch in La Jolla

I'm visiting La Jallo and I'd love to know about some cool places to eat. I usually eat at Georges...any other suggestions for a great lunch?

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  1. I like Piattis Lamb sandwich

    1. I just had the Kobe beef sliders at Sammy's and they were freaking awesome. So go there and eat those!

      Another great lunch spot is Girard Gourmet on Girard Ave. near the Gap. Their soups and sandwiches are incredible.

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      1. re: Josh

        I second the recommendation for Girard Gourmet for sandwiches. These may be the best sandwiches in San Diego due to the quality of the ingredients. Certainly the best bread.

        1. re: mangiatore

          I used to work in La Jolla and that was my go-to lunch spot. Not only is the bread good, but so are the roasted eggplant, roasted peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, salami, and cheeses. Their potato salad (the yellow one w/ hard-boiled eggs) is some of the best I've had.

          Bread and Cie sandwiches are pretty good though - I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite between those two.

          1. re: Josh

            Yeah, it's been years since I ate there but I remember all that stuff. I need to get back there one of these days.

            I just looked up Bread and Cie. I live pretty closeby and didn't even know it was there. Better hit that up as well! This site is a nightmare! What have you people gotten me into, lol!?

            1. re: mangiatore

              Wow, can't believe you've never checked it out. They have a few sandwiches I like a lot. The turkey, fresh mozzarella, and muffellata are all really tasty. It's not the same as Girard Gourmet - they're not "build your own", you're limited to what's on the menu, and they're not gigantic. Still, good-quality ingredients on great bread.

              Their desserts are also pretty nice, if a bit rich and decadent.

      2. For casual I'd recommend Rimel's Rotisserie in the little strip mall at the corner of Torrey Pines and Draper (??) - right before you get to Girard. There's also a Pannikin on the S. end of Girard that makes good sandwiches, and I love the Cheese Shop down in LJ Shores.

        Another good place for lunch along the same lines as George's is Jack's Grill, and I think 910 also serves lunch. I've heard their burger is good - in fact, I'm surprised Josh didn't mention it!

        Another option - the LJ Vons makes great deli sandwiches. I've stopped there many times on my way home from a yoga class!

        1. A pitcher of MArgarita's and Chorizo NAchos's while sitting OUTSIDE at Alphonso's

          1. Another couple sandwich places worth mentioning:

            - The Sandwich Club (some of the best sandwiches I've ever had, ingredients are top notch and the bread is always soft and fresh, unfortunately they aren't open on weekends)
            - Spirit of St. Germains (is actually a mini mart in the UTC area with a small deli inside, however their sandwiches are surprisingly good)