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May 15, 2012 09:57 AM

You are leaving San Diego forever; where would you eat?

Well, maybe not forever. But both my boyfriend and I will be moving from our beloved hometown of San Diego - he in a week, I in a few months. Any suggestions of where we should go before we leave? Or, alternatively, where would you eat if you were leaving SD?

We already made reservations for TBL3 at George's, had omakase at Kaito, eaten tacos at Mariscos German and Las Cuatros Milpas and Carnitas Snack Shake, had poutine at the Linkery, brunched at Cafe Chloe and Farmhouse Cafe, devoured pizza at Bruno's, etc - just to give you an idea of our palette :) We will eat pretty much anything and everything as long as it tastes delicious.

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  1. Barbacoa at Aqui es Texcoco
    Slow Braised selection at Super Cocina

    1. My husband and I did the same thing. We ate our goodbye to San Diego ( and then ended back here after two years away.) Your list is pretty great, but here are a few more from our playlist. --the back palapa at Don Bahia Bravo in Bird Rock, late sunny afternoon, with beers, fish tacos, and that tiny view of the Pacific. --The Fishery and El Pescador, where I felt like I was saying goodbye to west coast waterman culture. --and our two final meals: AR Valentien for champagne and lunch on the terrace amidst the Torrey pines and The Coffee Cup in La Jolla, for one last breakfast before we drove away.

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      1. re: pickypicky

        Pho Hiep, Phuong Trang, Pho Cow Cali, Saigon, Pho Hoa, etc. I'm certain wherever I move next won't have that.

        1. re: SteveRB

          Even better and more unusual: Bun bo hue (spicy beef noodle soup) and bun rieu (seafoody noodle soup) at Mien Trung, There's a lot of pho around, but these two soups are hard to find and done better at Mien Trung than anywhere else.

            1. re: chezwhitey

              Not the new location. Bun Bo Hue at the two is comparable - but Bun Rieu at Mien Trung is pretty amazing.

      2. Uni pasta at Izakaya Sakura is one of my favorite local dishes,

        1. Carne asada at Rudy's in Solana Beach

          1. Watching the sunset at Swami's while sipping a nice California sparkling wine, J perhaps, of course using the appropriate discreet container