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Jul 28, 2011 10:56 AM

what are your favorite places on (or off) adams ave?

My husband and I just moved to Normal Heights + have been exploring the neighborhood. We love to eat + were wondering what favorite places you might have in this area -- restaurants, fresh produce, unique eats, bakeries, etc.

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  1. I am a big fan of Blind Lady Alehouse. Excellent beer selection. I really like the pizzas there but the cheese/charcuterie plates and salads have been my favorite things to eat. Particularly the stone fruit salad.

    1. I also enjoy BLAH. Cantina Mayahuel has some interesting dishes and an excellent tequila selection. Viva Pops makes really tasty organic 'popsicles' from local fruits in some really interesting flavors - think strawberry basil, lavender lemonade of Mexican chocolate. Cafe 2121 is worth a try as well.

      Cantina Mayahuel
      2934 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

      Cafe 2121
      2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

      Viva Pops
      3330 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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      1. re: juantanamera

        Loved the Mexican chocolate paleta at Viva Pops! My only complaint is that it was too small. :-)

        Here's a photo of my popsicle from last week, looks like it has feet.

        Missed trying it last year, arriving to a dark store, because I didn't know that it closes earlier on Sundays.

        Viva Pops
        3330 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

      2. El Zarape, Lastat's for coffee drinks, Tao, Cafe 2121, Antique Row Cafe for breakfast and comfort food, Country Kabob for Greek Food, the Ould Sod for Guiness.

        As you move into University Heights, the Farm House Cafe, Muzita Abyssinian Bistro on Park, Soltan Banoo for Persian.

        Soltan Banoo
        4645 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

        Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
        4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116

        El Zarape Restaurant
        3201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

        Farm House Cafe
        2121 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

        Ould Sod
        3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

        Antique Row Cafe
        3521 Lemon Grove Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

        Cafe 2121
        2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

        1. Jayne's Gastropub is one of my faves.

          1. Jayne's Gastropub, Farmhouse Cafe, Twiggs (for decent coffee and good cake), Lestat (for the midnight cappucchino), Savory (small but interesting selection of some Spanish ingredients, e.g. different types of chorizo) and 30th is not too far away with many more interesting restaurants

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            1. re: honkman

              Just went yesterday night to Jayne's Gastropub and it is the perfect time for the pation in the back. One of the best places currently for us in SD to have good dinner outside. (And we had also for the first time their burger which was surprisingly good, especially after the Starlite one was a disappointment recently with a changed bun.)