Where to dine?
Read about that Belgian Fries place. Yum.
We like everything except for fine dining (not to say we do not like fine dining, it just is not our thing.)
Oh and we do not drink.
Rocky's for burgers (not my faves but are well regarded)
Zanzibar Coffee Shop for Zanzibananas (they are a coffee/banana milk shake that is great)
Bahia Don Bravo (fish tacos)
Surfside for good not great sushi.
Cantina Panaderia, although I think they just changed their name to something like Isabel Cantina. But they did not change location. The restaurant is still located on Feldspar a couple doors down from where it crosses Cass. Breakfast is excellent and lunch and dinner aren't half bad either.
Latin Chef on Garnet serves up some pretty darn good Peruvian food
Limonz does good chicken and ribs as well as made to order burritos (plus they stay open late)
Mama Mia has gotten a lot of good comments on the board lately. I haven't eaten at this incarnation, but I did eat at the owners pervious place in the east County and it was excellent.
The Fishery, though a friend went within the last couple of weeks and reported it was "tired, very tired"
Lotsa Pasta in the center at Garnet and Jewel has it's followers plus it's one of the few places in town that does timbale a la the movie The Big Night.
Charile's Breads are also in the same shopping center and are definitely work stopping to pick up to take home.
The Broken Yolk is a breakfast/lunch place that's been in PB for eons. Portions are enormous, prices are fair, and it is almost always crowded
Green Flash and World Famous have their share of fans
I have eaten there and liked it. I thought the chicken was okay, a little dry, but the ribs were terrifically tender and flavorful. (And for all the BBQ purists out there, NO, these are not "authentic" BBQ). The chicken and ribs are both done in a combi oven (i.e. a professional grade oven that cooks with both conventional heat and steam) and then reheated/finished on a gas fired grill. At first I was a little dismayed to see precooked chicken and ribs go on to the grill, but surprised at how well they both came out. The ribs hold up better to this method of preparation than does the chicken.
Some of the available sides were really good as were some of the salsas. I really liked the side of rajas, which are strips of poblano chile peppers. However, I was less please that they felt like they had to hide the nopales in a salsa, I think they could have stood alone.