Each month, we ask one of San Diego's chefs:

What do you do and how do you eat when you're out of the kitchen?

Gerry Torres

Owner,  City Tacos, Tostadas,  http://citytacossd.com
Work: North Park

What kinds of meals do you eat at home?
My wife does the cooking at home. She prepares traditional Mexican fare with a gourmet twist: aguas frescas, fruit salads and the occasional grown up tapas like angulas or patés.

When you’re out of the kitchen, where do you like to dine out? Any favorites?
I like going to new restaurants and experiencing different takes on food. Most recently Bracero, Patio on Goldfinch, Villa Marina in Tijuana, La Corriente also in TJ.

Where do you go for a drink?
I’m a simple man — a cold beer with the wife will suffice.

How do you like to spend your days off?
Days off? What are those? Ha ha. When possible, we take mini vacations far away, usually places with great food.

What made you decide to become a restaurateur?
Because of the love for food. It makes me happy to brighten lives through the shared experience, and to interact with real people on a daily basis.

What is your favorite thing about the San Diego culinary scene?
I believe San Diego is a great place to live if you love food. The scene is vibrant and young — perhaps even a bit risqué and trendsetting!

What kind of change do you hope to see?
I love when people experiment with food and re-invent traditional dishes and your cant wait to try the next great bite!