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what's newly amazing or worth trying again?

i can't believe its been 3 years since i moved away. i want to make a weekend somewhat soon. i can't see everything, i'd want to see some old friends who do the mom and pop places.

say you were leaving san diego. where would you want to spend your time.or what's really cool that has opened up recently that's worth a trip?

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          1. I'd say Fathom Bistro on the Shelter Island Pier is worth a visit. It's the re-modeled bait shop - it's a tap house and burger/sausage joint right on the water.

            1. With my fireproof kevlar vest firmly in place (I'm going to take some heat offline for this) I really like the grilled shrimp tacos at Blue Water on India Street.

              Nothing quite like them anywhere.

              Oh- and a chorizo chico sin arroz at Cuatros Milpas.

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              1. re: Fake Name

                Dear FN (I wouldn't presume to refer to you as Fakie - that is the province of "The Chicks".)

                I have always really liked Blue Water Bistro; it was a favorite go to for a late lunch, before the Guy Fiere Food Network firestorm.

                I could order a great, very fresh seafood seafood salad, or a plate of smoked fish, or an appetizer of oysters or something else light and refreshing from the catch of the day.

                I would settle down at a table on the patio and work in a tranquil environment on my summaries before heading home or back to the office.

                1. re: Gypsy Jan

                  Tranquil is not a word I associate with Blue Water, unfortunately.

                  1. re: Fake Name

                    So it has changed since I was doing what I did a few years ago.

                    1. re: Gypsy Jan

                      Yes. Lines out the door at lunch- really- out to the sidewalk, adversarial table scrambles, etc.

                      I don't go anymore.

                      1. re: Fake Name

                        I never eat there, but I do pick up fish (usually sea bass) from the counter if I'm in the area. They let you cut up to the register if you are buying from the counter, but not all the people in line for the restaurant realize that, and I've been yelled at more than once for "cutting in line".

                        1. re: RB Hound

                          You can call in your food order and cut straight to the front too

              2. The Pork Belly Torta at the newly opened Blind Burro downtown is definitely chow worthy. It comes with pickled onions and nopales, plus red cabbage and mayo on a torta bun. Washed down with beer or a tequila drink, it's a little bit of heaven just 2 blocks from that place that spoiled everything...Petco Park. (kidding......kidding!)