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salustro Nov 8, 2012 06:32 PM

I'm taking a family friend on college tours tomorrow at SDSU and Grossmont. Is there anywhere near either school that's good for a basic lunch (salads, sammies, burgers, etc) a 17-yr old won't shun?

  1. DiningDiva Nov 8, 2012 06:52 PM

    Terra...on El Cajon Blvd. a block or so east of 70th. The housemade tater tots were great last itme I had them . Then go 3 or 4 blocks further east and pick up a cupcake from Pub Cakes

    1. RhonelyInsanediego Nov 9, 2012 10:05 AM

      How about DZ Akins for an old fashioned Jewish style deli? Great sandwiches, patty melts, and hamburgers. 6930 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA
      http://dzakinsdeli.com/menu/lunchanddinner.htm

      Or Brigantine makes some decent pub grub and seafood. My son likes their burgers and sliders, but I'm partial to their fish tacos.
      http://www.brigantine.com/brigantine_...

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        JRSD Nov 10, 2012 01:16 PM

        The Matzoh Ball soup, corned beef knish and corned beef hash at DZ are good and they give huge portions there. The Jewish deli sandwiches/appetizing are not that good.

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        JRSD Nov 10, 2012 01:13 PM

        K n B Wine Cellar has inexepensive lunch specials and is on Del Cerro Blvd right up the hill from SDSU. Not as good as Terra, but quicker and cheaper.

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          DiningDiva Nov 10, 2012 03:57 PM

          Good call on KnB. Nicalosi's might work too

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            salustro Nov 12, 2012 02:09 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions - We had a lovely lunch at Terra. The teen was grossed out by the "not ketchup ketchup" but enjoyed the ginger lemongrass lemonades. A successful outing with a 17 yr old for sure!

            1. re: salustro
              DiningDiva Nov 12, 2012 06:52 PM

              I'm not wild about (okay, I seriously dislike it) their ketchup that isn't ketchup either, so I can totally see how a 17 year old would be grossed out by it. But otherwise, glad to hear Terra worked out for you.

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