Foodie staying in Gaslamp District. Am I screwed?
- sbkat May 19, 2009 06:03 PM
Spending 2 nights in SD with fellow food lovers. Looking for 2 dinners and a couple breakfasts. Days are spent doing tourist things with nieces and family. Would prefer to stay in the area, walking to and from. My choices so far:
Any advice and recs are really appreciated!
I would add Jsix at the Hotel Solamar rooftop for dinner or drinks/small plates/app's..
Love the mussel bisque en croute at Dobsons.
Mary Jane's Coffee Shop at the Hard Rock for breakfast is good..pricey but good.
As between Oceanaire and Cowboy Star...you may wish to consider decor and ambience, because the two are like night and day in that department. Cowboy Star is rustic and western in a fun way. Its like they're trying to be Wyoming, the Alamo and a gourmet dude ranch all at the same time. Very unique. An open kitchen. Lots of leather and cowhide.
Oceanaire is urbane, metropolitan and polished. Gorgeous bar. Definitely more of a dress up kind of place than Cowboy (keeping in mind this IS San Diego.)
Thanks for the rec, Plantman. Checked out their site, and their sandwich selection looks great as well. Worth packing up a few to munch on while we do the SD Zoo/Seaworld with the kiddos? The food scenes at most parks are pretty limited, overpriced and rather disappointing. Any other recs for a take-away lunch much appreciated!