what's new and exciting?
thanks to you all...I fell in love with Cucina Urbana last year. it's time again--and not a moment too soon!!--for me to leave the desert for my annual ocean fix! (each year I scheme and plan and finagle my way into as much time as possible in SD : )
We are staying in the Shelter Island area, anywhere downtown or not too far up past La Jolla is fine.
So tell me, what are you excited about??
Welcome! I am not too excited about much of the food here. That written, I have enjoyed "Underbelly". It is in Little Italy, known for their "no spoon" ramen. The idea is pretentious (the owner has restaurants that ban ketchup for burgers and vodka in the bar). But, it's good ramen. There is an open window seating area so when the weather is nice (May and June can be spotty), it's a good spot to sit down and eat. Stop by "Influx" for good cafe and pastries (if they haven't sold out).
Since you're staying in Shelter Island, I would go to Bali Hai for mai tai's which are fab..lunch or dinner.
Point Loma Seafood for lunch
Tender Greens in Liberty Station
Brigantine Shelter Island for everyday happy hour..fish tacos are great
Azucar in OB,,,great guava pastries
South Beach in OB for fish tacos
Jimmy's Famous Point Loma
Pearsons Deli Shelter Island...ode to foodiechica
Humphrey's for outdoor concert
Happy hour at Island Prime Harbor Island
Bencotto in Little Italy
Brooklyn Girl Mission Hills
Red Sails for dive bar Gorton's Fisherman sightings..
Water taxi it over to Gaslamp/Coronado from Shelter Island..good way to party.
re: Fort Point
Starlite is always special, like wearing a favorite sweater after you take off the button-down uniform. It's not "new and exciting" but it's always a joy.
Last night's soft shell crabs were remarkably flavorful. Whole pea pods in butter and herbs: simple yet perfectly executed.
We were going to try the new Mission Hills foodie hop -- Starlite for starters; Brooklyn Girl for the entree -- but alas BG was overflowing, with nary a seat at the bar.