Must eat places downtown San Diego?
I live in Hillcrest and although it is close, rarely travel downtown for food. What are some of the "Must eats" downtown for lunch and dinner? Preferably with vegetarian options as my boyfriend is veggie.
In addition to the places Steve mentions, some good spots, but it's not really the best area for veggies:
Cowboy Star (fantastic steaks, prob not for your veggie boyfriend -- they do have some seafood if he is pesco)
Kebab Shop and Sultan Shawarma (falafel for the veggies)
Basic (one of the better pizzas in this pizza-starved town)
Neighborhood (decent burgers, a bit overrated if you ask me and I don't care for the lack of ketchup)
I have been reading good things about Bice, which is a chain from Italy. Haven't been there, would like to before it gets mobbed. Naomi Wise gave it a good review already so I'm sure it's gotten a lot of business just due to that.
Also, took my gf to JSix for her birthday, the food was tasty although my pan-seared albacore was kinda cold by the time it came to the table. Seafood is supposed to be the specialty there. Have also heard good things about Quarter Kitchen and Crescent Heights, but haven't been to either.