Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans the question:

If you only had 24 hours to show a friend the best that urban San Diego has to offer, where would you take them?


Adrianne Tolentino

Owner,  The Lab A Salon,  http://thelabasalon.com
Live: North Park
Work: North Park
How Long: San Diego native


BREAKFAST:
Well I’m not much of a breakfast gal, but I get over to Nomad Donuts to get my fill. Take it from me and their following: you won’t be disappointed with their mix of tasty nuts. Then head over to Señor Mango’s to wash it down with a carrot, apple and beet juice. I know it’s kind of all over the place, but it’s a good way to start your day.

LUNCH: As a native San Diegan, I can’t get enough of Balboa Park. Head over there to Panama 66 for lunch. This little gem is next to the San Diego Museum of Art and shares a space with its sculpture garden — a rad set up. The food menu can change often because they use seasonal ingredients, so just go with it. They also have many local breweries on tap, so grab a bite and throw down a few and walk around our beautiful park.

DINNER: My newly fave dinner spot is Caffé Calabria. These guys are making pizzas like they’re fresh off the boat — their whole menu is on point. Not only do you walk into the place feeling like you have been transported to a different country, but sometimes you can’t understand the guys because they are the real deal. Just smile and nod. Love this place!

DRINKS: Night cap drinks — Starlite to end the night. Unfortunately, I don’t drink cocktails —I have a business to run — but definitely a beer or two. But I will sneak a sip off one of my gals’ drinks, and those things are tasty. I hear the mules are the jam.

There are so many amazing places to dine in San Diego it was hard to decide, but these are a few of my faves at the moment, enjoy!