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Places you haven't tried yet but can't wait to eat and drink at. .

For me, it's the Blind Burro. .looks so fun and festive with a great menu and fab drinks!

George's CA Modern TBL3

The Hake

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  1. +1 on Blind Burro - trying it this week.
    Want to revisit 1500 Ocean so see what the new Chef has created.
    Ditto on La Villa when Chef Sinsay settles in.
    Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen in Hillcrest.
    Magnolia Tap and Kitchen.
    Acme Kitchen and Bar.
    New tapas place coming to La Jolla from the owner of El Agave.

    1. Oh, and how could I have left off Matt Gordon's Sea and Smoke!

      1. +1 on the Hake. Maybe I should have lunch there with the BeachChick.

            1. Promiscous Fork--heard good things, have note been.

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              1. re: El Chevere

                My husband has been asking to go there for the longest time! Has anyone tried it and have something to report?

              2. In no particular order:
                Sea and Smoke

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                1. re: 4wino

                  Went to all three in the past week. ; )

                  Do I win a prize?

                  1. re: Fake Name

                    Only if you give us a small summary

                      1. re: Fake Name

                        I want to hear your capsule review of Amaya. And the decor. ;D

                        1. re: foodiechick

                          Hake was terrific, no matter what you say, FB. Neener.

                          Sea and Smoke was a pre-opening dinner and unfair to review, regardless of how good it may have been. And while I will be returning (despite its location in a distant land) I'm also ethically obligated to remain silent here on CH due to a personal/professional conflict.

                          Avant had a beautiful view and a great Whiskey Sour. I'd tell you more, but that's all I had- we were there for the spa, and the kitchen was not yet open. : (

                          Looking up the stream, I see I made a mistake- 4wino referred to Amaya, not Avant. So no trophy for me. Soon, Mr12 will return from his two weeks at camp, and our wild, heady evenings of culinary indulgence will be over.

                    1. Also anxious to try Blind Burro but will hold off until my stay at the Grant in Sept.

                      1. Love everyone's replies. .
                        I have new places to add to my list!

                          1. Lobster West
                            Lion's Share
                            Stone World Bistro - Liberty Station
                            Pete Mayo's Waffle Burger