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Jan 25, 2012 07:11 AM

Lunch after seeing His Holiness, the Dalia Lama..

Thinking Longhorn or Bully's East is out.. ; )
Event is at UCSD..
Look forward to hearing your suggestions!!/dalailama

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  1. Might as well put reincarnation to the test and go to Cowboy Star. Something tells me that the atmosphere and decor would appeal to Mr. Gyatso. Chinese food is probably out.

    But seriously, have a good visit. I hear he's a really nice guy.


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    1. re: SaltyRaisins

      'Might as well put reincarnation to the test and go to Cowboy Star' ..LOL...that would put forgiveness and compassion to the test..especially that bison burger Mandalay!
      ; )

      This isn't me and His Holiness going out for lunch on the fly....would be so honored if we did..
      If that was the case, I'd go first to the Self Realization Temple in Encinitas, hit up the Kraken for a cold one and then drive down the 101 and hit up the Roberto's on Carmel Valley..

      1. re: SaltyRaisins

        Holy cow, that's hysterical Salty!

        1. re: SaltyRaisins

          Since an all-veggie diet has not always been feasible historically on the Tibet plateau, Tibetan monks are not necessarily vegetarian. His Holiness is actually known to like a good steak himself (especially when he travels outside of India)
          I have had the privilege of hearing him speak on several occasions, and meeting him once. Quite an experience!

          1. re: ipsit

            Loved to see some pics of him with a big ol' rib eye.
            What an honor to hear him speak on several occasions and meeting him...Wow.

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          1. My "easiest access" suggestion is to cross the Ridge Walk and have some greasy bar food, along with a decent beer, at the Home Plate Cafe.

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            1. re: RB Hound

              Good call there a karaoke machine at Home Plate Cafe....Freebird and Hold On by Wilson Phillips would be good starters to get the party going.
              PBR on tap?

              1. re: Beach Chick

                You must be kidding me. No, it is a sterile mid-2000s campus eatery that makes Porter's Pub look full of personality. It does, however, have an acceptable if not wide tap list. I do not know if they have PBR on tap, but they must have it in bottles to serve the hipsters.

            2. Hey BC -- all ya gotta do is pony up $5k -- then you can have lunch WITH His Holiness.


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              1. Skip up N. Torrey Pines to The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Continue the Zen vibe on the outdoor patio at A.R. Valentien.

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                1. re: foodiechick

                  It would be difficult to have lunch with him and not think about Bill Murray in Caddyshack.

                  1. re: SteveRB

                    Caddyshack is one of my fave movies...posted a quote from Bill Murray about BM getting stiffed by the 'Lama'...
                    Oh well, the beloved Mod's removed I got that going for me..which is nice.
                    ; )

                  2. re: foodiechick

                    Keeping the Zen vibe going and that is an excellent call chica..