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Apr 10, 2014 01:41 PM

If you could change the restaurant/bar scene in SD. .

What would you do?

First of all, I would bring Piret's back!!
Huge honkin' (no reference to Herr Honk) Piret's..

I would make it mandatory for the Gaslamp to power wash their sidewalks every damn day!
I would limit the permits on burger joints.

I would expand on the trolley and transit system.
I would have more water taxi's service...served with some mussel bisque..hee hee

Every resto has to have a damn good Quinoa burger and other veggie alternatives.
More French bistros.

Happy hours would extend everyday.
Water fountains with SD finest craft beer..
; )

I would give huge tax incentives to the likes of Starlite, Café Chloe, Tender Greens, Super Sergio's, George's, Blue Ribbon.. to open up more locations.

I would make it a felony to use Ranch dressing on fish tacos in the greater SD area.

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  1. Well, that about sums it up.

    1. More French Bistros - FTW!

      1. Ranch dressing on fish tacos? Forget the felony; the punishment should be banishment to International Falls, Minnesota.

        1. I would move all my favorite places to East County.

          And bring back foie gras.

          Cheesecake Factory? CLOSED.

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          1. re: Dagney

            I would make more room for sidewalk seating, then create outdoor eating spaces like Cafe Calabria did.
            I would require by law all restaurants with a view of the water to serve outstanding food.

          2. OK, here's my fantasy change: I would reduce Convoy to two lanes with no median, put in broad sidewalks and lots of trees and other landscaping, and build a big free underground parking lot with free continuous back and forth shuttle service along the street. And change the name from Convoy to something that's not so atrocious.

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            1. re: DoctorChow

              I thought your fantasy change would be to wipe out Petco Park and the Gaslamp in one big ol' swoop..

              I bet your wearing your Padre shirt and SD ball cap backward looking over the Pads schedule now...hee hee

              1. re: Beach Chick

       that you mention it...

                Naw, not wipe out Petco Park. Just pick the whole thing up and move it six blocks further east.

                The Gaslamp would then instantly transform into a utopian dining district, chock full of sophisticated, interesting restaurants.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  Why not burn down San Diego and start from scratch ?

                  1. re: honkman

                    "Why not burn down San Diego and start from scratch?"

                    That's not a bad idea - it worked for Berlin.

                    [I'm really sorry, Honkman - but you threw a hanging curve.]

                    1. re: RB Hound

                      Why feel sorry - I was also thinking about Berlin

                      1. re: cstr

                        Burn the Muslin Terrace down to the swatches too!

                  2. re: DoctorChow

                    Don't spoil a good thing, maybe a re-name to AsianTown.