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Aug 20, 2010 09:08 AM

Two dinners with two out-of-town foodies

I have two east coast friends with Chargers season tickets. Each year when they come to town, I take them out to a nice meal at a great restaurant. They are very well travelled and good restaurants are a big hobby of theirs. Past successes have included Cafe Chloe, Cowboy Star and The Linkery. They like meat. A lot. But meat-centric is not a requirement.

So I am now looking to plan a dinner with them on a Saturday evening in September and another in October and want to showcase two San Diego gems for them. Preferred locations are anywhere from downtown to mid-city. They will have to cab it from the Hilton Bayfront as I can't fit them in my MINI. :)

Suggestions for the best dining hits so we keep impressing these guys with San Diego's best dining options?

3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Cafe Chloe
721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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  1. Showcase our beautiful coastline with food..

    Marine during high tide for the wow factor
    Georges Modern

    You can rent a car for the day for under $20 vs. a cab

    1. I'd arrange for a water taxi to Coronado and either eat at Il Fornaio (food OK, view A+ or hop a Coronado taxi to 1500 Ocean.

      MINI (notice the use of all caps)

      Let's Motor!

      1500 Ocean
      1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

      Il Fornaio
      1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118

      1. I'm going to go out on a thin limb here, even expect to potentially get flamed but, there's something they'll never get on the East Coast, fabulous marisco's as in Marisco's Godoy. I'd go and let the staff assist them with ordering some of the best marisco's this side of the border. OK flame me!

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        1. re: cstr

          Actually, that's an interesting idea! They both like great food experiences. They come to San Diego frequently but tend to stay in the expected areas for dining. Your idea might fit the bill for one of our dinners.