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Jun 23, 2013 06:32 AM

Summer fun places..

Cheese Shop in La Jolla for sandwich to go, eating on the beach after boogie boarding.
Jeffs burger in LJ Shores.
Green Flash or World Famous in PB.
Bull Taco
South Beach in OB..beers and fish tacos w/sos.
Fathom in Shelter Island pier.
Concert at Humphrey's with mai tais at Bali Hai and Brigantine for HH fish tacos.

Whats your summertime fun place??

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  1. "Cheese Shop in La Jolla for sandwich to go, eating on the beach after boogie boarding.
    Jeffs burger in LJ Shores."

    A few comments:

    1. Isn't the Cheese Shop pretty much across the street from Jeff's? Is Avenida De La Playa some sort of new dividing line between the Shores and the Village?

    2. I'd like to modify your first suggestion to include the requirement that if you plan on keeping that sandwich on the beach to eat right after boogie boarding, you have it in a solid cooler with a heavy enough led that the seagulls can't open it.

    My rec: Caroline's Seaside Cafe at Scripps for lunch. While everybody circles endlessly looking for free parking, I come flying in with my UCSD faculty permit (*) and park in a 24/7 spot. Then, it's a short walk down to the beach afterwards.

    (*) I am not faculty, but then again, neither are 3/4 of the people with "faculty" permits.

    5 Replies
    1. re: RB Hound

      Native and know all about the frigging sky rats..

      Showoff with your fancy pants UCSD faculty permit..

        1. re: cstr

          Yeah, privileged to be able to pay $110/month for the only permit that reliably lets me park within a 1/2 mile of my office. You'd be surprised how many people at UCSD are eligible to buy them, or get them as a perk.

          Back to the topic at hand - isn't the concept of a summer place in San Diego a little hazy? Summer, fall, spring, even winter - really all that different? To me, the most notable thing about summer in San Diego is the large number of Zonies.

          1. re: RB Hound

            Summer at the beach in SD means no full body wetsuit..maybe a rash guard, since the water temp can get up to about 72+ degrees in La Jolla and there is nothing finer, then riding waves in the summertime in La Jolla...eating a turkey/cheese/avo on rye on the beach..Jeff's burger or get gussied up with the sarong and have lunch at Piatti's.

            In regards to the Zonies, I don't mind them for the most part, they keep our local economy going and for the most part, are respectful.

            LJBTC in August is inundated with the Texans from Dallas..they spend money like nobodys's business..they put the fun in a good time!

            Giddy up.

            1. re: Beach Chick

              Don't get me wrong - w/o Zonies, we'd probably have it a lot worse.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          The ultimate quintessential summer fun place. .

          1. Love this post and all your places are on my list too. One or two times a summer while cruising on my bike on the board walk I will hit Lahaina's for the pure craziness of it all.

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            1. re: jbol

              How could I forget about Lahaina's?!?!

              Nothing like riding up on your beach cruiser in summer..drinking a couple of pitchers on the deck, watching the waves, the people and the loud 70's music...sublime

              1. re: Beach Chick

                A total San Diego beach experience, right?

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  After a couple of pitchers, how did you drag your butt and the beach cruiser home? Hitchhike??

                  1. re: cstr

                    The answer is undoubtedly staggering.