Boston Hounds visiting in September
- trufflehound Jul 24, 2012 11:34 AM
We'll be spending a couple of nights in SD staying at the Solamar Hotel (6th Ave) in September 7,8 and are looking for good options. We eat most evrything and prefer casual to formal, pubs and fine dining, and ethnic. Mexican is difficult here so good suggestions are welcome.
Perhaps a gentlemans club.
Easy access to Coronado?
Would it be my good fortune that Stone operates a pub? Or has a favorite pub with many of their beers? I'll trade Doyle's in Jamaica Plain as being a test market for Sam Adams.
+1 on Alpine Brewey. We often make the 30 minute drive from San Diego proper for growler fills and the Stone South Park store is a five minute walk from us...
Downtown for beers you'll want to try Downtown Johnny Browns (excellent taps, pretty meh bar food) or The Neighborhood (nice selection of taps and much better food), Avoid the Yardhouse at all costs.
For some good craft breweries/pubs try:
Super Cocina - slow cooked home cooking braised style Mex entree's
Tacos El Gordo - carne asada tacos and more
Marisco's Food Truck - baja fish tacos and more
Marisco's Godoy - Mex seafood, something you'll never get in BOS
Linkery - good house made links, good beer selection as well.
Stay away from Chinese, Italian and Pizza, no where near what you get in BOS.
As for gents clubs, your on your own.
Not sure if I agree with the pizza assessment - there is hardly any food which has so many different regional variations than pizza. The few times I have eaten pizza in Boston (without any searches online before, juts by going to random shops). the products weren't good. If you like Napolitanean style pizza Blue Ribbon, Bruno and Calabria have all three very good choices which can compete with most pizzerias outside of SD.
I recommend Bice. In my humble opinion, it is one of the only really superb restaurants in San Diego. I'm from Northern California and have been very disappointed with San Diego restaurants. Not Bice.