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San Diego Farewell Tour

We have less than six weeks left in San Diego, after 10 years here. We're happy to be leaving but nostalgic nonetheless and plan to hit our favorites at least once before we go. Our farewell tour will include:

Tacos at La Fachada
A late lunch at A R Valentien on the terrace
Drinks/dinner at George's Bar
Bruno's Pizza (new favorite)
a picnic from Waters

What might be your last meals here?

Waters Fine Catering & Foods
1115 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

La Fachada
20 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102

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

Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano
4203 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103

George's Ocean Terrace
1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

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  1. I did the same about a year ago. My last meal (literally on my way to the airport) was at Okan on Convoy. It's right next to Nijiya and the food there is authentic Japanese home cuisine. I now sit in bitterly cold Seattle, dreaming of that food!

    1. anything from Okan
      Yakitori Yakyudori
      mashed potato tacos and/or beef taquitos in spicy beef broth from Mama Testa's
      dry potato curry from Surati Farsan Mart
      sushi from Kaito
      half baked chocolate cake from Nine Ten
      corn, tomatoes, lettuce and strawberries from Chino Farms
      Venissimo cheese

      I know there's more but I have a headache right now.

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      1. re: daantaat

        oh oh venissimo. yes yes yes thanks for reminding me

        Venissimo Cheese
        754 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

      2. Keep on posting pickypicky, and best of luck on your new endeavors.

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        1. re: 4wino

          thanks, 4wino. i dont know where i'm going yet. we're just striking out, on the road.

        2. Steak & Frites (and some chacuterie from sous chef Jacob) at Cafe Chloe
          Beer with some food (including pork belly and lardo ice sandwich ) at Linkery
          House Special Squid at 168
          Cebiche at Latin Chef
          Duckaroni at Urban Solace
          And as the very last meal in SD asking Chef Kennedy (Better Half Bistro) for one of his special tasting menus.

          1. ...and for a sweet finish, how about a mini cherry lattice pie from the Diva of Dessert, Elizabethan Desserts?


            1. Enjoyed your posts, which direction are you heading? Got to hit a Marisco's truck before you trek out.

              1. Cold cuts, liverwurst, pickles, bread (any or all available) and mustard from Sausage King! Forget fast food dreck, pack up a cooler wih good food.

                1. Dobson's for the mussel bisque
                  Cafe Chloe for pretty much anything
                  El Pescador for a grouper sandwich
                  Don Bravo for a lobster burrito
                  George's for drinks and app's on the terrace
                  Mariscos German for a marlyn taco, ceviche tostado and a tall boy
                  Hotel Del Crown Room for brunch
                  Las Cuatro Milpas for the tortillas and killer hot sauce with a side of beans
                  Longhorn for a patty melt with extra cheese and 1,000 island sauce

                  Best to you pickypicky!

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                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    BC, we were always on a wavelength. Thank you for reminding me about El Pescador. My son worked there his senior year, and it will have special significance to have one last amazing sandwich there (served to me by one of those handsome, sweet boys.) And I can stop in next door and get my Mitch's teeshirt to go. I've already had my next to last lobster burrito at Bahia. . .

                    1. re: pickypicky

                      Love the surfer guys at El Pescador...most are surfing for Team Rusty...I probably know your son..
                      Maybe head out to Maine and have your chef/husband cook at the White Barn Inn..gosh, I love that place!
                      Keep us posted on where you are dining on good grub from your road trip..you seem to always find those hidden gems!

                  2. Right before Christmas we went to George's Bar at 3pm for a late lunch. It was the quintessential San Diego/La Jolla experience-- on all counts (including the spotty service but let's don't open that Can O'Worms). The windows were open to the sea and sky. The champagne was excellent, and the Cuban Sandwich was so damn good (Niman pork AND ham) that my Husband Chef ordered and ate two. The Bar is, in my opinion, the only place to eat at George's, and mid-afternoon is the only time to go. (Few cruisers or tourists) It was also heartening to see George himself patroling and greeting on a Thursday afternoon. If you've never been, take your specialest buddy and go. Take that girl you've been wooing. And when you enter, if it's free, grab the best seat: the one at the middle bar at the far left, looking out. I'm old enough to know that the most beautiful things in our lives do not last. The view of the Cove and the superb food in this classy, elegant bar is one of those things. Our countdown for leaving SD has started. Goodbye, Trey. Goodbye, George. Thank you.

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                    1. re: pickypicky

                      Yeah, can't think of doing it better.