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Savor La Jolla March 28, 2010

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Taking just a few days jaunt to the beach and

environs in beautiful La Jolla, just north of San Diego.

This is a great spot for wining and dining, so what better time to update DISH?  Thanks to our host for use of his computer.  So many restaurants, so little time.  Where do we begin?  Alas, we are working on it.  I must say, that a trip to the area around La Jolla Shores brings one the best dining bang for the buck (s).   When you compare the dining scene to the other shopping options nearby, like the Maserati and Ferrari dealerships, restaurants like George’s at the Cove are quite a bargain.  I do recommend you call ahead.  Reservations on the popular top deck restaurant with the unlimited views of the beautiful blue Pacific are in huge demand.  You can choose to wait an hour and a half for lunch on a Saturday (unfortunately, this is what most people seem to do), or think ahead and call for a reservation and wait just a minute at the bar.  The Niman Ranch Burger was my favorite along with the seafood tacos.  No whales this time of year, but a whale of a time on deck. The upscale restaurant on the main level is still one of the best fine dining choices in San Diego.

George’s at the Cove, 1250 Prospect Street, 858-454-4244.

Other great options along the downtown Ja Jolla scene include Piatti Restaurant, with a friendly face and a hearty menu.

Chicken Panini, tasty pasta, and wood-fired pizza are favorites.  This is a favorite of the locals and tourists.

Piattti Restaurant, 2182 Avenida de la Playa, 858-454-1589.

Our popular “watering hole” for Champagne on the deck or a sumptuous Sunday brunch is Vigilucci’s, at 909 Prospect, 858-454-9664. This is part of a small San Diego area chain of restaurants.  Food and service both rate 3 stars (on a scale of five).  Like most of the restaurants in the area, the wine list is fairly limited to popular labels and priced to the max (at least three times retail).   Most California restaurants allow you to bring wines in.   You may want to check ahead on procedures, but this is a preferable alternative if you can swing it.

We’ll update this list as the trip permits.  Let me know if you have some favorite San Diego, or La Jolla restaurants.



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