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stevearrowood Jul 15, 2009 06:04 AM

Seeking great restaurants and menu reccomendations in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and La Jolla. Casual to gourmet, I don't care, as long as it makes me go "yum".

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    pickypicky Jul 16, 2009 03:57 PM

    Breakfast, coffee - Zinc Cafe, Solana Beach

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      pickypicky Jul 16, 2009 03:56 PM

      Great experience: Artisan table (single menu, communal dining on the terrace) Thursdays at A R Valentien, the Lodge at Torrey Pines. View of Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific.

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      A R Valentien
      11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

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        daantaat Jul 15, 2009 07:21 PM

        In no particular order:
        Kaito
        Yu Me Ya
        Market
        Blanca
        Elizabethan Desserts
        The Naked Cafe
        Cavaillon
        AR Valentien
        George's on the Cove (downstairs only)
        Coffee Cup Cafe
        Tapenade
        Kabul West (mega casual--it's in a food court)
        Nine-Ten
        Roppongi's (best happy hour deal)
        Pizza Nova
        Z Pizza

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          Sampaguita Jul 15, 2009 07:57 PM

          ...and may I add to Daantaat's exceptional list: Via Italia in Encinitas...and solely for the pizza, if nothing else. That thin, crispy crust and the savory, tangy tomato sauce on the salsiccia pizza is molto bene.

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            honkman Jul 16, 2009 09:46 AM

            For thin piza in Encinitas go to Pizzicato

          2. re: daantaat
            honkman Jul 16, 2009 09:49 AM

            Chef Hageman just left Blanca. I would wait a little bit before going there.

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              SDGourmand Jul 16, 2009 03:01 PM

              How did you find out that Chef Hageman left?

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                honkman Jul 16, 2009 03:24 PM

                I heard it from a few people some time ago that he is planning to leave. In addition, I read it somewhere (forgot on which page) more recently.

          3. cgfan Jul 15, 2009 04:02 PM

            Forgot to link to these businesses...

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            Kaito Sushi
            130-A N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

            Elizabethan Desserts
            155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

            Beachgrass Cafe
            159 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075

            Las Brisas Taqueria
            1005 S Main Ave Ste A, Fallbrook, CA 92028

            Rudy's Taco Shop
            524 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

            1. cgfan Jul 15, 2009 03:59 PM

              1) Kaito Sushi, Encinitas - Omakase Sushi
              2) Las Brisas Tacqueria, Fallbrook - Menudo
              3) Elizabethan Deserts, Encinitas - cherry mini-lattice pie
              4) Beach Grass Cafe, Solana Beach - brunch
              5) Rudy's, Eden Gardens, Solana Beach - Carne Asada plate or Torta

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                SDgirl Jul 15, 2009 07:23 AM

                Encinitas/Leucadia: Yu Me Ya (izakaya style Japanese; arguably the best in the county); La Jolla: a lot of good choices, but my favorite is Nine-Ten. Also, A.R. Valentien at The Lodge on Torrey Pines is spoken about very well although I've not been myself. Cavaillon is one of the best restaurants in North County, but it's more inland and it appears you're looking for coastal suggestions. Have fun, that's a great route!

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                Yumeya
                1246 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

                Cavaillon Restaurant
                14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

                Nine Ten
                910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

                A R Valentien
                11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

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