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San Diego Farewell Tour

pickypicky Dec 9, 2009 05:15 PM

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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    pickypicky Dec 27, 2009 08:04 AM

    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.

    1 Reply
    1. re: pickypicky
      4wino Dec 27, 2009 07:34 PM

      Yeah, can't think of doing it better.

    2. Beach Chick Dec 10, 2009 12:14 PM

      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
        pickypicky Dec 11, 2009 12:07 PM

        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
          Beach Chick Dec 11, 2009 12:39 PM

          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. Gypsy Jan Dec 10, 2009 10:54 AM

        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.

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          cstr Dec 10, 2009 10:39 AM

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

          1. cgfan Dec 10, 2009 09:40 AM

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


            1. honkman Dec 9, 2009 08:44 PM

              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.

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                4wino Dec 9, 2009 08:23 PM

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

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                1. re: 4wino
                  pickypicky Dec 10, 2009 07:28 AM

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

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                  daantaat Dec 9, 2009 07:02 PM

                  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
                    pickypicky Dec 10, 2009 07:29 AM

                    oh oh venissimo. yes yes yes thanks for reminding me

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

                  2. darkdecadence Dec 9, 2009 06:06 PM

                    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!

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