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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!


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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.

        2. 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 RB...is 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 it...so I got that going for me..which is nice.
                  ; )

                2. re: foodiechick

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

                3. Eddie V's, back patio at La V, George's, Lodge or Piatti's..

                  1. OK, if the the one and only Fake Name won't chime in, how about Super Sergio's?

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                    1. re: cstr

                      love that cstr...we'll hit up Super Sergio's after the clubs..

                    2. Going to the venue at SDSU..
                      Gingham, Terra or ?

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                      1. re: Beach Chick

                        You know the HIS Holiness, is going straight to Bully's East after his lecture an sit in DD's special bar stool with the leg warmers...
                        Mmmmm...Bully's cheeseburger medium rare with extra mayo, and a side of thousand to dip my fries in...yeah, that' s the ticket!

                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          BC, Gingham has been so packed at all day-parts and I haven't yet been convinced it's worth the 90 minutes wait for a table. So if you go, let me know, and if the weather is nice, sit outside. They finally opened the patio area a few weeks ago. It had scads of potential even before the remodel.

                          Terra's probably the better choice, if nothing else it's at least 10 minutes closer to SDSU. They bar area is prominent, but pretty easy going.

                          A pilgrimmiage to my special bar stool is also an excellent idea. (Although the revered booth at House of Pies is, unfortunately, long gone or I'd recommend you go there)

                          Here's your dark horse suggstion...just go East on College Ave. across the I-8 to Del Cerro Blvd. turn right and then make a quick left into the Windmill Farms parking lot and go to K'n'B Cellars. Excellent selection of craft beers, decent small plates and sandwiches. Not fancy, not destination dining, but a surprisingly laid back, low key, relaxing little neighborhood spot. They have seating indoors (where it is fasionably DARK at all hours of the day and night, and a bunch of outdoor patio seating. Of course, your view from the patio is of a parking lot...

                          1. re: DiningDiva

                            Thanks DD..
                            K'n'B Cellars...dark at all hours of the day...how great is that!
                            Gingham would be nice..this is in mid April..maybe all the Malarkey hype will have settled.
                            House of Pies...where was that?!?!

                            1. re: Beach Chick

                              "...maybe all the Malarkey hope will have settled."

                              BC, do you think that will EVER happen? I just wonder how many fabric-named places he will open in the next ten years. Still waiting for him to open Muslin Terrace.

                          2. re: Beach Chick

                            You should recommend the same for the DL! and a draftie or 2! Just a point of interest, ms cstr was in charge all arrangements and security for the DL years ago. She also had a chance to meet with the DL.

                            1. re: cstr

                              Wow...how long ago was this?
                              He has massive security..can't wait to meet, see and hear him speak.
                              I could see us at Bully's East having a cold one and fighting over DD's gussied up bar stool.
                              ; )