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Coupons for San Diego restaurants

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mangiatore Feb 15, 2007 07:39 AM

Hey everyone, I'm wonder if there are any coupons I don't know about (besides Uptown, Downtown, and the SD Reader).

Thanks!

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  1. honkman RE: mangiatore Feb 15, 2007 08:54 AM

    The entertainment book for San Diego is not bad. I started a post about some good restaurants covered by the book some time ago but can't find it in the moment

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      mangiatore RE: honkman Feb 15, 2007 09:03 AM

      Honkman, where would I find that? Thx.

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        honkman RE: mangiatore Feb 15, 2007 10:32 AM

        Here is a the link to the discussion about good entertainment book restaurants in SD. Everything about the book you will find at www.entertainment.com. Overall I think it is worth $45

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/312430

    2. leanneabe RE: mangiatore Feb 15, 2007 09:57 AM

      Here it is:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361862

      There plenty of good restaurants (both upscale, casual, and fast food) in the Entertainment Book. Plus, if you go to the movies a lot, you'll save tons of money with the coupons.

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        honkman RE: leanneabe Feb 15, 2007 10:09 AM

        I had also another post about different entertainment book restaurants I tried but I can't find it with the search function

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        rotie77 RE: mangiatore Feb 15, 2007 02:13 PM

        A pretty cool coupon, available at some wine shops, is called "pay no corkage." This coupon allows you to bring your own wine to several SD restaurants, and they'll waive the corkage fee. Restaurants include Vagabond, Terra, Pacifica Del Mar, Mille Fleurs, Fresh, Bertrand at Mr. A's, etc. I picked up some at Wine Steals in Hillcrest.

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          mangiatore RE: rotie77 Feb 15, 2007 02:30 PM

          Reeeally...now that's one cool coupon! Thanks rotie!

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          ipe RE: mangiatore Feb 15, 2007 04:34 PM

          I received a diner's deck for christmas (www.dinersdeck.com), which is 52 $10 coupons ($20 min purchase). It's most of the usual-suspects of neighborhoods and restaurants, but I've found it useful and, with one exception, worthwhile.

          Oh, there are a couple of places that are closed now, but that's about par for Entertainment, too.

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            honkman RE: ipe Feb 15, 2007 05:09 PM

            Interesting coupons. There are some pretty good restaurants included (150 Grand Cafe, Cafe Cerise (now gone), California Cuisine, Cavaillon, Chive, Laurel, Molly's, Nine-Ten, Piatti, Terra, The Field). So you easily get your money back.

            There are also some restaurants I haven't heard before: Green Flash, Gulf Coast Grill, New Leaf, Tesoro. Does anybody have information about those restaurants ?

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              ipe RE: honkman Feb 15, 2007 05:37 PM

              Tesoro is closed. Green Flash is standard on-the-beach seafood and such. Not bad, but nowhere to go to at full price (it was the first card I used). Gulf Coast, last I went (I believe chef or owner has changed since then) was good to good-plus.

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                Joseph RE: honkman Feb 15, 2007 10:19 PM

                My wife and I ate at Gulf Coast Grill a year ago. It is popular with the folks at Jazz 88.3; they were having a meeting in the semi-private room when we arrived, complete with PowerPoint.
                I read a review that mentioned their food is influenced by the US and Mexican coasts of the Gulf. Many of the items are Louisiana-style food, but some have more of a coastal-Mexican flavor to them. It was a while ago, but I recall that the fried fish I had was nicely done, and my wife enjoyed her food. The prices were mid-range, and the restaurant's decorations and theme are cute. I think it would be worth a try, if you like that type of food. However, I haven't eaten there recently.
                http://www.gulfcoastgrill.com/

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                  pbhomey RE: Joseph Feb 16, 2007 05:57 PM

                  Ate there a couple of months ago. I thought the Gulf Coast Clam Chowder was excellent and the Jambalaya was quite good, but quite pricy for Jambalaya standards.

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                leanneabe RE: ipe Feb 16, 2007 09:32 AM

                I got this deck as a Christmas gift, too! Which other places are closed, that you know of?

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