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sel Jan 14, 2014 06:04 AM

One of my lads is graduating from boot camp this Friday. Found a thread with the same question but it was a bit over 2 years old. With the restaurant scene changing so rapidly I'm thinking maybe some new places have opened.
We're staying in Old Town but will all have cars. Our group of family and Pfc. sel's friends is quite diverse, ranging from 18 year olds to the Marine grandma who will be 88 four days after the grad. Grandma is the only stickler, she enjoys good chow but doesn't like the order at the counter, take a number and receive minimal service drill. Prefers good table service, especially for dinner. That said, where should we go for maybe excellent morning coffee (really would like to avoid the Charbux on base!), patisserie with fresh croissants, breakfast (Cafe on Park still good?) maybe a lunch (I've liked sandwiches at Bread et Cie) and a couple of dinners (good craft local and Belgian brews a plus for me!)? Price is not much of a concern but don't want to mess with reservations or get dressed up. Upscale Mexican or Indian, Neapolitan Pizza with other choices for those that aren't into pizza, local, organic farm to table etc. places (might have gone to The Linkery where I've had some good meals but…..), American comfort food or…….?
Thanks!!!

  1. ipsedixit Jan 14, 2014 07:13 PM

    For Neapolitan pizza, go to Buono Forchetta or Caffe Calabria (the latter is also good for good brew and breakfast).

    For dinner look at Neighborhood.

    Congrats to your lad, sel.

    1. Beach Chick Jan 14, 2014 05:01 PM

      Congrat's to your son..that is awesome!

      Breakfast..
      Perry's in Old Town
      Ricky's Coffee Shop Mission Valley
      Snooze in Hillcrest
      Armando's Green Flash Mission Beach
      Cafe Chloe

      Lunch..
      Tender Greens in Liberty Station
      Guadalajara Grill in Old Town
      Blind Burro Gaslamp
      Stone Brewery in Liberty Station..food can be meh but the beer is stellar!
      Point Loma Seafoods..get there early..scallop and calamari sandwich are fab..counter but have Grandma secure the seats and get her some chowder and shrimp cocktail and a glass of wine.. ; )
      In and Out in Point Loma/Sports Arena
      George's at the Cove in La Jolla..sit up in ocean terrace
      Fathom in Shelter Island pier..craft beer and homemade sausages

      Dinner..
      Cucina Urbana
      Blind Burro in Gaslamp for great Mex
      Oceanaire for happy hour
      Brigantine Shelter Island for everyday happy hour..best fish tacos.
      Basic in Gaslamp for great pizza
      Level C patio Harbor Island for happy hour..bayfront
      Bo Beau in Ocean Beach for French
      Cafe Chloe in East Village French
      Pizza Mozza Downtown

      Have fun and report back!

      1. Gypsy Jan Jan 14, 2014 01:40 PM

        Congrats to you and family for this celebration!

        From Ed Bedford's "Tin Fork" column:

        http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/aug/28/tin-fork-witches-brew-hotpot/

        http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/oct/02/tin-fork-real-deal/

        http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...

        Wishing you a wonderful time!

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          master815k Jan 14, 2014 11:58 AM

          How about Stone Brewery in Liberty Station? Maybe Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill?

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