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Jun 13, 2013 10:34 AM

What is the best damn thing you've eaten in SD?

Couple of Gobernator tacos from the Mariscos German Food Truck
Patty Melt at Studio Diner
Mussel Bisque en croute at Dobson's
Steamers, chowder and a cold Anchor at the Oyster Bar at the Fish Market Downtown
Chile Relleno at Fidel's Del Mar
Cobb sandwich at Con Pane
Scallop sandwich at Point Loma Seafoods
Anything at Cafe Chloe

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  1. Carne Asada Burrito, Super Sergios.

    A turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich from some grocery store, brought to me by my mother-in-law about an hour after the arrival of our son to the world. I was damn hungry, had to endure listening to all that labor- complaining and pushing and carrying on. Yeesh. I was tired.

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    1. re: Fake Name

      I recently saw someone wearing a t-shirt that said "I'm on the Carne Asada Burrito Diet". Could that have been you?

      1. re: cstr


        I don't wear shirts that say things. Ok, I have one shirt I wear under moto gear that has a logo I designed.

        No color, no patterns.

    2. All right, I'll play.

      Lamb Burger -- Mille Fleurs
      Fish Taco with day-glo house margarita -- The Brigantine
      Pork Burrito -- Los Cuatros Milpas
      Crab Sandwich -- Point Loma Seafoods
      Truffle popcorn with My Father's pizza -- Blue Ribbon Pizza
      The King Crab Legs with loaded baked potato -- Red Tracton's

      As an aside, can someone please explain to me the appeal of a Gobernador Taco. Shrimp, onions and bell peppers, all smoothed in cheese?!. It's a culinary food crime on so many levels. And yes, I have eaten a Gobernador taco at Mariscos German. There. I'm done ranting.

      1. Just about anything while riding the water taxi from Gaslamp to Coronado. (Sorry, feeling mischievous):)

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        1. Does Tijuana count? Mision 19's Risotto with Huitlacoche, wild mushrooms and heirloom beans.

          Gone but not forgotten from Paul McCabe:
          English pea agnolotti with stinging nettles, lobster, orange essence and baby heirloom tomatoes.
          Seared halibut in smoked pork broth with crispy chicharones.

          Smoked pork ribs (no mop, no sauce) from a little pop-up joint near Mission Hills/Hillcrest.

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          1. re: foodiechick

            If you did the Mision 19 pop-up at El Take it EZ then you had the risotto dish in SD. And I'd agree, it is without a doubt sublime :-)

              1. re: foodiechick

                You so rock it chica...tag you the Mayor of CH!

                1. re: foodiechick

                  LOVED MISION 19 IN TJ!
                  Went there for a 5-course tasting menu from my birthday in January. Chef came out to say hello when they brought a gratis first course. Best pulpo ever. A couple of us said that it was the best meal of our lives (thus far). Compare $100.00 p.p to what that would cost from French Laundry!!! And yeah -- they're comparable.

                  1. re: ScottinSanDiego

                    If you liked Mision 19 then you should also try Erizo in TJ. They have an octopus carpaccio on the menu that is truly out of this world.

                    And if you think M19 is a value for what you get, Erizo is an even better one

                2. A donut! After a PM at Studio.

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                  1. re: cstr

                    Gotta give Studio Diner props for serving really good diner.
                    Had a Rachel sandwich last month...outstanding!