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Quality Social

hunterboston Feb 10, 2010 10:28 AM

Have they opened yet and has anyone scouted them out.

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  1. Beach Chick RE: hunterboston Feb 24, 2010 04:23 PM

    SD Union states in the food section today that Quality Social will open mid March..they are touting it as SD 'next generation' dive bar..
    Jared Van Camp the executive chef loves all things Pork..describes his food as 'classic, peasant and blue collar'.
    Who doesn't love a good quality dive bar..and a chef who loves Pork!
    ; )


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    1. re: Beach Chick
      DougOLis RE: Beach Chick Feb 24, 2010 05:03 PM

      A dive bar in the US Grant?

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        stevewag23 RE: DougOLis Feb 25, 2010 12:56 PM

        I think it is in the location of the failed LG's Steakhouse, and the failed EXY.

        This place is going to be a hipster haven.

        Feminine males and masculine girls.

        Hopefully the food is good.

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          Beach Chick RE: stevewag23 Feb 26, 2010 05:56 AM

          my chick intuition is telling me this is going to be a good thing..

    2. Fake Name RE: hunterboston Mar 19, 2010 08:22 PM

      These guys are some sorta pompous. Read from the bottom- I'd say this place and I are not a good match.


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        Dagney RE: Fake Name Mar 19, 2010 11:58 PM

        What a laugh riot. I read their website the other day and I thought, good grief what a bunch of posers. True dive bars are few and far between, and they sure as hell don't advertise. I'm thinking QS might be a good place to check out the latest Don Hardy tee.

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          DougOLis RE: Dagney Mar 20, 2010 07:09 PM

          FWIW they responded to the Seth's review at the bottom and said: "We have an irreverent list of rules about no name-dropping, no tribal tattoos, no douchebags, no star-f#*&ing, no Ed Hardy, no fist-pumping, no disco, no Affliction, no ironic mustaches, no wtf/lol/omg, no shiny shirts"

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            honkman RE: DougOLis Mar 20, 2010 08:09 PM

            No Ed Hardy ? So stevewag23 won't get in ;)

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              stevewag23 RE: DougOLis Mar 22, 2010 01:28 PM

              Yeah, Ed Hardy is heavily douchbag.

              Quality Social will be hipster. Think messy hair, tight jeans, feminine male gender roles, masculine female traits etc.

              Hipsters and Douchebags are mortal enemies.

              Except now there is an emerging Hipster/Douchebag fusion going on in san diego.

              Being that this place is in the gaslamp (heavy Douchebag turf) I think it will be hipster for a bit, then go Hipster/Douchebag fusion, and finally finish at Douchebag.

              Hipsters VS Douchebags is san diego's answer to the Crips VS Bloods in LA.

              Or the Medellin cartel VS Cali cartel in Colombia.

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                Dagney RE: stevewag23 Mar 22, 2010 02:12 PM

                They will be called "Houche." Holy crap Stevewag23, that's the funniest damn thing I've read since the Coronado Eritrean fusion line.

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                  stevewag23 RE: Dagney Mar 22, 2010 02:43 PM

                  Houchebags and Dipsters

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                  MrKrispy RE: stevewag23 Mar 22, 2010 02:44 PM

                  lmao! I always thought it was Hipster Douchebags vs sparkly shirt Meatheads!

                  This place is a "skip" I can tell already.

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                    stevewag23 RE: MrKrispy Mar 22, 2010 04:07 PM

                    For clarification:

                    "sparkly shirt Meatheads!" = Douchebags.

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                      MrKrispy RE: stevewag23 Mar 22, 2010 04:18 PM

                      so I would translate that as Hipster Douchebags vs. Meathead Douchebags?

                      or Fancy Hats vs. Fauxhawks? haha

                      Does the latter of those groups frequent the local/farm type restaurants? I only see Fancy Hats and Fancy Beards at Linkery and Ritual, no Affliction types. Then again, I don't use PBR as a guiding Lite for where i drink (the ironic coolness of that was soooooo 2003 haha)

                      3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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                    DougOLis RE: stevewag23 Mar 22, 2010 03:06 PM

                    Hipsters vs Douchebags could be a good blog or game show

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                      normalheightsfoodie RE: stevewag23 Mar 24, 2010 10:49 AM

                      This was the greatest thread I have read in a long time, thank you.

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                        daantaat RE: stevewag23 Mar 24, 2010 09:04 PM


                  3. re: Fake Name
                    rotie77 RE: Fake Name Mar 20, 2010 11:25 AM

                    Love the way he reviews. "Condouchius say Oh, hell yeah." Too funny

                  4. Beach Chick RE: hunterboston Mar 20, 2010 11:39 AM

                    Is coming out of the gate calling yourself a 'dive bar' along the same lines of a major faux pas as giving yourself a surf handle...someone else gives you the title, not yourself.

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                    1. re: Beach Chick
                      normalheightsfoodie RE: Beach Chick Mar 22, 2010 01:13 PM

                      You are spot on. Dive bars evolve, they are not created.

                      1. re: Beach Chick
                        littlestevie RE: Beach Chick Jun 21, 2010 02:49 PM

                        So agree. By the time that say, I (really unhip mid 50's guy) would find out that some place is a dive bar, it is most definitly NOT a dive bar.

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                        stevewag23 RE: hunterboston May 18, 2010 02:30 PM

                        Anyone eaten here recently?

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                          MrKrispy RE: stevewag23 May 19, 2010 10:07 AM

                          I'd like a report also, wondering if the d-bags and Fancy Hats have overtaken the place already or if it is truly a mixed (and tolerable) crowd....and how the food is coming along.

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                          stevewag23 RE: hunterboston Jun 21, 2010 02:19 PM

                          So I finally stopped by.

                          Had the deviled eggs (sd's newest trend), sardines, and duck Rillette (made in house)

                          All were actually really good. Reasonable prices also. (I think $12 for all three).

                          The place however, was lacking energy, and the scene was real slow.

                          But then again, this seems to be a real slow summer in downtown san diego thus far.

                          That all being said, I would go again, and I will add it to my short list of downtown restaurants.

                          The list:

                          Cafe Chloe
                          Quality Social

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                            geekyfoodie RE: stevewag23 Jun 21, 2010 02:38 PM

                            I'm verklempt... did Steve just give it a good review? Looks like it just made my list, too. ;)

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                              Ewilensky RE: geekyfoodie Jun 21, 2010 02:44 PM

                              The end is nigh. Joking aside, Steve - how were the drinks? Hopefully strong. And I like real slow. I drink to make things slow...

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                                stevewag23 RE: Ewilensky Jun 21, 2010 03:02 PM

                                "how were the drinks?"


                                I am not big on the "artisanal" cocktail thing though, so I can't offer any input.

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                                  Ewilensky RE: stevewag23 Jun 21, 2010 03:16 PM

                                  Cocktails for me = Manhattan or, if feeling really punchy, a Sazerac. So if they can do either decently, I'm sold.

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                              shouzen RE: stevewag23 Jun 21, 2010 03:37 PM

                              I was a frequent patron at Jared Van Camp's restaurant Old Town Social when I lived in Chicago... what a strange and pleasant coincidence that he now has a new place here in SD. If past work says anything, I will definitely be checking this place out.

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