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?
Live: North Park
Work: North Park
How Long: 19 years
REAKFAST: A lovely morning begins with a hike through Switzer Canyon ending in South Park with Café Madeleine‘s vegetarian crepe. Throw an egg on top and get ready to conquer the day. Extra bonus: sidewalk tables = sunshine and doggies abound. Other contenders include theStarlite, as their Sunday brunch menu serves up a mean organic Benedict on a gluten-free waffle (no joke, just ask.)
LUNCH: Perpetually on the snoop for some rockin’ greens, I never tire of Salad Style‘s Moroccan Cous Cous salad eaten whilst lounging on a blanket at Balboa Park. Influx remains my go-to spot for lunch meetings and food made with love (as best experienced in the Tofu 1.) But if it’s Sunday, the Veggie Panang Curry (with pineapple AND apples!) care of The Black Thai at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market always makes my taste buds sing.
DINNER: Blind Lady Ale House because they are great people who serve pizza with local swiss chard and egg upon it (!), Ebisu to support my sushi, and the MIHO Gastrotruck…because of, well, everything about them.
BAR: On the off-chance I actually venture out past 9pm, I like to keep it in the ‘hood with the Station Tavern for gathering ’round ye old community table, the Whistle Stop Bar for Tuesday night Friend’s Chill (GREAT music, Atari games & life-sized Connect Four, people), or Counterpoint for yummers wine and noshes.