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SD: Places to go if your having an affair. .

Beach Chick Feb 7, 2014 06:03 AM

From a classic post on the LA board..

Got me thinking..where in SD, would you send them?
Strictly for fun..happily married.

Hungry Hunter Mission Valley

  1. Divamac Feb 22, 2014 02:02 PM

    My first thought upon seeing the title only was going to be Albie's :)

    I'm going to add Muzita Abyssinian Bistro to the list. It's small and dark, exotic, and you can feed each other with your hands.

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    1. re: Divamac
      globocity Feb 22, 2014 05:08 PM

      See now Univ Heights is the worst place (next to North Pk) for my hypothetical affair. But I do love me some Muzita.

      1. re: Divamac
        foodiechick Feb 23, 2014 12:19 AM

        I dunno. Chef Andrew Spurgin is single handedly cheerleading Wednesday nights at Albie's as the new "it" place. Gibsons and a steak dinner.

      2. d
        DoctorChow Feb 22, 2014 01:45 PM

        Hmmmm...Can't help but notice that there have been 58 posts (so far) to a thread about where to drink & dine (and whatever) if having an affair.

        Just a casual observation...

        1. globocity Feb 21, 2014 08:19 PM

          Pal Joey's

          The Lodge At Torrey Pines

          The West End

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          1. re: globocity
            foodiechick Feb 22, 2014 12:06 AM

            I don't know, West End is full of local men. I run into peeps at Lodge at Torrey Pines often. ;)

            1. re: foodiechick
              Beach Chick Feb 22, 2014 06:47 AM

              I've seen them lined up at West End before 6am..thank goodness its on the PB side vs La Jolla side of the street.
              Is its twin, the Night Owl down on Garnet?

              The Lodge at Torrey Pines..good call/bad call..depends how you roll in LJ...
              2 LJ chicas, we'd have to slum it in Del Mar...hee hee

              1. re: foodiechick
                globocity Feb 22, 2014 12:53 PM

                "local" for you maybe!

            2. r
              RB Hound Feb 20, 2014 10:06 AM

              My brain keeps combining this thread with the afternoon tea thread, and the result is that "Afternoon Delight" starts playing in my head.

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              1. re: RB Hound
                Beach Chick Feb 20, 2014 12:17 PM


                1. re: Beach Chick
                  Gypsy Jan Feb 21, 2014 11:01 AM

                  Seconding the LOL!

                2. re: RB Hound
                  DoctorChow Feb 20, 2014 04:50 PM

                  Hmmm...So what song do you get if you combine those two threads PLUS this month's Dish of the Month thread???

                  1. re: RB Hound
                    globocity Feb 21, 2014 08:20 PM

                    Well then you gotta watch the episode of Arrested Dev't where Michael and his niece unknowingly sing that song at a corporate function. Good stuff.

                  2. Dagney Feb 9, 2014 09:51 PM

                    Come on guys....Mr A's!

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                    1. re: Dagney
                      RB Hound Feb 9, 2014 09:57 PM

                      JV's burritos to go; cheap hotel room.

                      1. re: RB Hound
                        Dagney Feb 9, 2014 10:22 PM

                        L O L

                        1. re: RB Hound
                          Beach Chick Feb 10, 2014 07:02 AM

                          If I'm gonna stray, it's not going to be a JV's burrito and a cheap motel room..

                          Room service baby at the Grand Del Mar!

                          1. re: Beach Chick
                            Veggo Feb 10, 2014 07:35 AM

                            Sounds nice! Do they offer a Siesta Rate?

                      2. Beach Chick Feb 9, 2014 06:38 AM

                        Hernandez Hideaway
                        Bully's East
                        Fish Fry place in Jacumba

                        1. DiningDiva Feb 8, 2014 08:47 AM

                          Hmmm...if I was having an affair, to me, the most logical thing is to just head south to Tijuana...

                          Chances of running into to someone unforeseen would be pretty slim...

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                          1. re: DiningDiva
                            Veggo Feb 8, 2014 09:10 AM

                            I posted Ensenada for the same reason, but it was deleted. Plus, it's a nice ride once you're south of the TJ traffic.

                            1. re: Veggo
                              DiningDiva Feb 8, 2014 09:46 AM

                              It's a beautiful ride. Unfortunately, the most gorgeous part of it slide almost into the ocean right after Christmas.

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                              P Macias Feb 12, 2014 08:57 PM

                              Don't bet on it! I've had a few unexpected run ins there. But not so many now that La Fonda is not the same. Everybody stopped there.

                              1. re: P Macias
                                LorenzoGA Feb 14, 2014 01:38 PM

                                What happened to La Fonda?

                                1. re: LorenzoGA
                                  Gypsy Jan Feb 14, 2014 02:59 PM

                                  Joe Dmytri sold/rented it to new investors several years ago.

                                  They thought that they knew what they were doing, but the food went downhill and the rooms also went downhill.

                                  Last we heard, he was talking about taking it back for non-payment.

                                  1. re: Gypsy Jan
                                    foodiechick Feb 14, 2014 03:39 PM

                                    That is welcome news about his possibly taking it back.

                                    1. re: Gypsy Jan
                                      foodiechick Feb 15, 2014 10:46 PM

                                      Estero Beach. Any update on that old 70's hangout? We saw a travel show that featured it and it looked like someone had bought it and spent some serious $$$ to bring it up to 2014 standards. There was some clue that it could be Hugo that owns RB Hotel.

                                      1. re: foodiechick
                                        Gypsy Jan Feb 16, 2014 01:40 PM

                                        I read a good, meaning that they had a good experience, review about the food (always first with me, and the rooms recently.


                                      2. re: Gypsy Jan
                                        LorenzoGA Feb 16, 2014 07:16 AM

                                        I left SD over 10 years ago, but I recall many great times at La Fonda. It's hard to imagine the rooms had any downhill left to go--they were a bit skanky. But it was all part of the experience.

                                        Joe was the spitting image of my father-in-law, and somewhere there's a pic of them together.

                                        1. re: LorenzoGA
                                          MrKrispy Feb 20, 2014 11:24 AM

                                          awww man, I haven't been to La Fonda in about 5 years, and Ms. Krispy and I have been talking about getting Sentri passes and going back to La Fonda and that area. I agree that I wouldn't think the rooms could go downhill short of literally going down that hill. I loved eating on the cliffside though.

                                          1. re: MrKrispy
                                            Beach Chick Feb 20, 2014 12:22 PM

                                            Love La Fonda and wonder if the wooden ship is still there on the dance floor..

                                            Of the zillion of times I've been for Mex breakfast, drinks, lobster and guac with beers, never seen the rooms on the Cliffside.

                                            We always had use of a house at Las Gaviotas up the road.

                                            I miss Mexico so much!

                                            Get the sentri pass and take Ms. Krispy and whoop it up for us all.

                                            Take Jan, DD and Foodiechica and you'll have one hell of a time.
                                            ; )

                                            1. re: Beach Chick
                                              foodiechick Feb 21, 2014 02:07 AM

                                              Sweetie...the pirate ship dance floor is at Calafia. But both Calafia and La Fonda both have cliff side hotel rooms. We have only tried La Fonda. Pretty funky. "Taco" beds. ;)

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                                                Beach Chick Feb 21, 2014 04:47 AM

                                                LOL. .
                                                I've been mixing these two up for years.
                                                Must be the zillion of times I've been..hee hee

                                                1. re: Beach Chick
                                                  Fake Name Feb 21, 2014 07:31 AM

                                                  and so rarely sober.

                                                  1. re: Fake Name
                                                    Beach Chick Feb 21, 2014 08:21 AM

                                                    ha ha ha..
                                                    Who asked for a second martini first at the Rancho Valencia Resort?

                                                    ; )

                                                2. re: foodiechick
                                                  foodiechick Feb 22, 2014 12:08 AM

                                                  Taco beds indeed. That was the first place that I heard that phrase!

                                  2. Fake Name Feb 7, 2014 09:09 PM

                                    Just got back from a dinner at Wellington's.

                                    Classic dark and hushed intimate place.

                                    Really, really good food, too.

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                                    1. re: Fake Name
                                      Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 05:55 AM

                                      Sounds like the perfect place..
                                      I wish more resto's were dark, hushed and intimate.

                                      1. re: Beach Chick
                                        Fake Name Feb 8, 2014 06:26 AM

                                        It was.

                                        And we lingered like we never would elsewhere. Which means we bought dessert and after-dinner drinks like we never would elsewhere.

                                        And enjoyed each other's company like we couldn't elsewhere.

                                        Which makes it a restaurant, not a dining hall.

                                        1. re: Fake Name
                                          Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 06:35 AM

                                          Love that you and Mrs. Fakey lingered over after drinks, desserts and conversation..

                                          What did you and the the Mrs. have?

                                          1. re: Beach Chick
                                            ipsedixit Feb 8, 2014 07:23 AM

                                            Why do you assume it was Mrs. Fakey?

                                            1. re: ipsedixit
                                              Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 07:39 AM

                                              I know Fakey and he is devoted to the Mrs..
                                              Plus, me another chica on this board are his 'girlfriends'!

                                              1. re: Beach Chick
                                                ipsedixit Feb 8, 2014 08:37 AM

                                                I hope both you and Fakey realize I was joking.

                                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                                  Fake Name Feb 8, 2014 09:56 AM

                                                  It was MrsName to whom I'm devoted- she had a quail special that was awesome, the leftovers on which I'm about to pounce.

                                                  I had the Wellington (Had to try the signature dish) and it was very good- m a y b e cooked a little beyond med-rare, but still flavorful and tender.

                                                  Two Caesar salads- well executed.

                                                  A goat cheesecake.

                                                  1. re: Fake Name
                                                    ipsedixit Feb 8, 2014 06:31 PM

                                                    Do they do a table-side Caesar?

                                                    Dying art ...

                                                    1. re: ipsedixit
                                                      DiningDiva Feb 8, 2014 06:48 PM

                                                      Absolutely a dying art :-(. I've had so many bad Caesars, which is a shame since it's a really nice and simple salad.

                                                      1. re: DiningDiva
                                                        DoctorChow Feb 8, 2014 07:02 PM

                                                        I'm glad that Romesco does it right, IMO.

                                                        1. re: DoctorChow
                                                          DiningDiva Feb 8, 2014 07:07 PM

                                                          I've had a bad version at Caesar's in TJ!!! Way over dressed.

                                                          1. re: DiningDiva
                                                            DoctorChow Feb 8, 2014 08:03 PM

                                                            Yeah, sorry to hear. That bursts my bubble a little...although I've heard that said before.

                                                          2. re: DoctorChow
                                                            P Macias Feb 12, 2014 08:54 PM

                                                            This place is so old school and they are trained right. Brings back memories of the old days in Baja, after the races and the jai alai. I love Romesco's. And they know how to mix drinks. Love that Proseco and Campari.

                                                    2. re: ipsedixit
                                                      DoctorChow Feb 8, 2014 10:23 AM

                                                      Should have used my nifty handy-dandy "tongue-in-cheek" emoticon, ipse.

                                        2. ipsedixit Feb 7, 2014 09:01 PM


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                                          1. re: ipsedixit
                                            Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 05:53 AM

                                            Had to Google Legend. .
                                            Is that the infamous Club Legend in Kearny Mesa?
                                            ; )

                                            1. re: Beach Chick
                                              ipsedixit Feb 8, 2014 07:22 AM


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                                            aliceqfoodie Feb 7, 2014 07:26 PM

                                            Went to the golf course grill at the Grand Del Mar a couple of weeks ago for breakfast with the rents at their suggestion. Would be a great place to go if you're having an affair, because there would be NO ONE there to see you. ;)

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                                            1. re: aliceqfoodie
                                              Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 05:58 AM

                                              Grand Del Mar..good call Alice!

                                            2. Gypsy Jan Feb 7, 2014 12:40 PM

                                              The Steak House in Chula Vista


                                              Cafe la Maze, National City


                                              Not that I would know anything about this. :)

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                                              1. re: Gypsy Jan
                                                Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 06:00 AM

                                                ; ~)

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                                                DoctorChow Feb 7, 2014 10:59 AM

                                                Butterfield at La Casa del Zorro.

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                                                1. re: DoctorChow
                                                  Beach Chick Feb 8, 2014 05:51 AM

                                                  Love the Butterfield room at the gorgeous resort...
                                                  Have they reopened?

                                                  1. re: Beach Chick
                                                    DoctorChow Feb 8, 2014 10:17 AM

                                                    Yes, it's open now. The Fox Bar and patio area opened first -- last summer.

                                                    It has a more modern look now (and a big TV in the bar area). I liked it better the way it was, especially sans TV. Food was ok but they were just getting re-started.

                                                    I don't know about the look of the main dining room, which used to be pretty formal, or the food -- haven't been.

                                                2. Beach Chick Feb 7, 2014 09:37 AM

                                                  Golden Acorn Casino dining room
                                                  Iron Door Saloon Ocotillo Wells

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