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
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
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.
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!
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. . .
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!
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.
anything from Okan
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
I know there's more but I have a headache right now.