What happened to moderate excellent dining in San Diego?
It has been some time since I contributed to this website on a regurlar basis. Now I find that the most of the posts are for fast food type of places.
Note there are no long strings on restaurants participating in SD Restaurant Week. :(
Has the economic downturn had such a major effect on the foodies, that used to post herre?
RW is a crap shoot at best and not necessarily an indicator of what a kitchen is capable.
Fast food? Are we reading the same board?
RW is, frankly, what some less courteous folks would refer to as a cluster(fair). Crowded and rushed is the atmosphere, and sloppy food are the hallmarks.
Mrs Name and I went to a CH favorite downtown before a performance at Sushi and on our arrival were disappointed to learn it was restaurant week. The place was mobbed within moments after our arrival, and the kitchen was really slammed. And the otherwise reliable food demonstrated that. It was a decent price for what would have been an otherwise solid menu, but in the RW milieu, it was just not given the love necessary to shine.
I'll skip RW, thanks.
Agree with the previous posts re: Restaurant Week. I went once to RW at the Pampelmousse Grille. I was sitting next to a local celebrity (a football player, I think) and the chef, Jeffrey Strauss came out to greet him. The chef was complaining that RW nites were brutal and that on a typical nite they served 120 plates but on a RW nite they served over 300 plates. That would explain why the restaurant was overcrowded with extra tables and the wait staff was trying to move you along quickly. I'd rather pay the full price and have a better experience.