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Bruin2 Feb 22, 2009 01:10 PM

Will be in San Diego area for a few days. Looking for inexpensive to moderate good food, including taco trucks and the like, near the Downtown courthouse. Thank you.

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    eatemup RE: Bruin2 Feb 22, 2009 03:01 PM

    Three hots and a cot at County jail if things don't work out. No charge.

    Athens Market for decent Greek food, Bar Burger and/or a bowl of mussel bisque at Dobson's, Cafe Chloe and Neighborhood are a 10 block walk, excellent pannini, soup and salads at Enoteca Style on India, pasta at Buon Appetito, superb sandwiches at Extraordinary Desserts on Uinion.

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      stevewag23 RE: eatemup Feb 22, 2009 03:29 PM

      These are good tips.

      Real close to the courthouse kind of sucks.

      Currant is close though, and can be good although it is a little up and down.

      W Hotel is real up and down. Mostly down.

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      daantaat RE: Bruin2 Feb 22, 2009 04:43 PM

      If all else fails, Horton Plaza has a food court and the Nordstrom Cafe has pretty decent food.

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        RB Hound RE: Bruin2 Feb 23, 2009 08:29 AM

        Is Gourmet India still in business?

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          Alice Q RE: RB Hound Feb 25, 2009 02:38 PM

          Last time I went a few weeks ago it was.

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          maggersmagoo RE: Bruin2 Feb 25, 2009 12:49 PM

          Sushi Deli lunch specials are cheap and decent. I like the Indian fast food at the Horton Plaza food court.

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            Katherine H RE: Bruin2 Feb 25, 2009 02:00 PM

            The fish tacos at Lucy's Taco Shop are pretty good. It's on C between 1st and 2nd, near all the bail bond places.

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              jmtreg RE: Katherine H Feb 25, 2009 02:10 PM

              Lucy's was one of my favorites when i worked down by the Courthouse. There's nothing particularly special about the place, but its a taco shop done well.

              I'd also suggest St. Tropez, either in Horton Plaza, or on Broadway and Front (?). For a chain, it does french food okay.

            2. Alice Q RE: Bruin2 Feb 25, 2009 02:45 PM

              The Westgate Deli on the opposite side of the building from the courthouse has good lunch specials and sandwiches. There's a Baja Fresh next to the Sushi Deli that isn't too bad, and Dobson's - if you have time, is a great place to grab a bite - lunch can be had there for $15.00. The Grant Grill is also close, but more expensive. Currant and Karl Strauss are nearby as well.

              I like the Fresqueria Special sandwich (veg. torta with salsa and avocado) and smoothies at La Fresqueria in the 500 W C St. building - I grab one every so often when I have to walk that direction at lunchtime. There are a couple of Mimmos Italian sandwich places near there too - one in the One America Plaza building, and one on 1st Avenue at C St.

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