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Offline AnnaD

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Eats Around Comic Con
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:56:08 PM »
What are your favorite places to eat around the Gaslamp/San Diego?

I'm always on the hunt for something quick and I love the PDF Comic-Con has made.  (Last year's PDF)

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-What's your 'must-order'
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 01:59:46 PM »
If you're looking for some carne asada fries, La Puerta on 4th Ave. is pretty delicious!

560 4th Ave
(between Island Ave & Market St)
San Diego, CA 92101




Daily Happy Hour Specials on Alcohol & Appetizers
Monday Extended Happy Hour: 3pm to Close
Tuesday thru Sunday Happy Hour: 3pm to 7pm

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They start to 'check IDs' after a certain hour, since the alcohol starts flowing more freely then!
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 02:03:41 PM »
A pretty popular chain is the YardHouse on 4th Ave.
Yard House San Diego | 1023 4th Ave. | San Diego, CA 92101 | (619) 233-9273

They have a Happy Hour :
Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm Sunday - Wednesday 10pm - Close
(They also start checking IDs after a certain hour)

Select Half-Priced Appetizers & Pizzas
Pizzas
BBQ Chicken · Four Cheese · Margherita · Pepperoni & Mushroom · Ham & Pineapple · Spicy Thai Chicken

Appetizers
Spinach Cheese Dip · Moo Shu Egg Rolls · Fried Calamari · Fried Chicken Strips · Chinese Garlic Noodles · Onion Ring Tower · Chicken Nachos · Hawaiian Poke Stack · Seared Ahi Sashimi · Chicken Lettuce Wraps · Spicy Tuna Roll · California Roll · Blue Crab Cakes · Wings: Traditional, Boneless or gardein™

Sliders
Classic, Béarnaise, Pastrami, Turkey Burger or gardein™, $6.95
Ahi Sliders, $9.95

Martinis & Beer
Shortys   $2.25 - $4.25
Domestic Pints   $3.50
Craft/Import Pints   $4.25 - $5.00
Goblets   $4.75 - $5.50
Half Yards (M-F, 3-6 only)   $7.00 - $10.00
Well Drinks   $4.25 - $4.75
House Martinis   $6.25
Wine By The Glass   $2.00 OFF
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 02:09:31 PM »
Looking for a quick burger?

Hennessey's Tavern on 4th Ave. delivers just that!
708 4th Ave
(between G St & F St)
San Diego, CA 92101


Monday    
Shot & a Beer for Only $5 - Every Monday Night from 9PM

Tuesday    
Two Timin' Tuesdays - All Day - 2-4-1 Burgers & 2-4-1 Breakfast Entrees

Wednesday    
Wine-Down Wednesday's - All Day - 50% all Bottles of Wine

Thursday    
1/2 Off All Martinis - All Day

Friday    
Fabulous Friday Happy Hour - 50% Off All Appetizers - 4-7pm

Saturday &Sunday    
Enjoy $4 Bloody Mary's - Early Mornings During Breakfast
Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice only $20 - Early Mornings During Breakfast

Hennessey's Lemonade Flavors & Favorites - Made with fresh squeezed lemon juice. The Chilled Grape made with Bacardî Arctic Grape, The Very Cherry made with Bacardî Torched Cherry & The Original made with 42 Below. The Absolut-ly, made with Absolut Berry Acai or Absolut Raspberry.

Tasting Menu - $15 Each Taster - Crown Royal (Crown Royal, Black, Special Reserve), Bourbon (Maker's Mark, Maker's 46, Red Stag), Cazadores (Blanco, Reposado, anejo), Jamenson (Jamenson, 12 year, 18 year), Johnnie Walker (Red, Black, Gold)

World's Largest Pint only at Hennessey's - Gigantic 64oz Souvenir Glass FIlled w/ Domestic Draft or Import/Premium Draft


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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 02:16:52 PM »
At Comic-Con 2011, there were a 6 food trucks that were all parked outside past the tracks.


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Bleu cheese fries from Super Q. 

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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 02:20:19 PM »
I always like to eat at Tin Fish at least once or twice. Good food, right across the street and some tremendouse people watching. Also a good place to grab a beer with friends.

Breakfast I always hit Cafe 222. Usually 2 or 3 times during the con. It is my first stop after the hotel when I land.

Tilted Kilt is kind of a walk (near Petco) but has decent food and drink specials. Last year you got like 10 or 15% off with your badge.

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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 02:30:00 PM »
If you're picking up your badge from Town&Country, please PULEEEASE check out El Zarape!

4642 Park Blvd
(between Madison Ave & Spalding Pl)
San Diego, CA 92116



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Scallop tacos, lobster burritos, fish tacos, and carne asada fries that is super SUPER affordable!

Their menu is huge and here is their Yelp page:
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 02:33:04 PM »
Last year I tried the 'Cafe Diem' in the Gaslamp only because it was after 9 pm and I didn't know where else to go. It was pretty overpriced. I think it came out to $20 for just me. Buuut the food was really good, BIG portions, and the atmosphere was really cool. They did a nice job with the look of the place!

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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 02:36:51 PM »
Ah Cafe Diem!  I tried to check that out last year, but the line was too ridiculous for me!

Cartoon Network took over a pizza restaurant last year to promote..'Adventure Time'

Here are my pictures for it. 
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They had people outside fist-bumping me and reciting from the show.

And they had free pizza.

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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 03:37:27 PM »
Phil's BBQ is really good if just a bit out of the way and usually packed. They didn't have a sampler plate so I ended up getting the chicken and ribs combo and added a pulled pork sandwich as well as an order of the brisket just so I can try it all. Tangy BBQ if that's the type you're into.

3750 Sports Arena Boulevard  San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 226-6333

Across the street from it is Dupar's which is a really good pancake and pie place (been to the one at the Farmer's Market in LA).  Good out of the way spot just to relax and enjoy breakfast.

3711 Sports Arena Boulevard  San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 224-4454

If you have a sweet tooth, try Extraordinary Desserts (multiple locations). LOTS of cakes and sweets. Bring friends so you can share or be like me and order 4 different desserts for yourself. They do coffee and such so it's a nice place to wind down at the end of the day.

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Gaslamp Strip Club Steakhouse is kinda fun if you don't mind grilling your own steaks. It's a fun environment though the point of going out to eat is for someone else to serve you so it's not for everyone but if you want a good steak, the prices are very reasonable.  Plus they offer tater tots as a side and I can't say no to tots!

340 5th Ave
(between J St & K St)
San Diego, CA 92101

I went to Broken Yolk Cafe since it was featured on the Triple D show but thought it was subpar. Maybe I just didn't order the right thing but it wasn't worth it.  Did the French toast and then got biscuits and gravy. Eh.

355 6th Ave
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 04:26:08 PM »
Have you guys tried Anthony's Fish Grotto? Its right on top of the ocean next to The Star if India. The food is pretty amazing seafood, burgers and more.

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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 04:35:24 PM »
I've only been to Comic Con a couple of times, but the one place I always love to go is Nicky Rottens.  Great burger, great atmosphere, and as of 2008 when I last went, the wait was fine considering it was right during Comic Con!  Here's a yelp link:
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 06:46:39 PM »
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I've only been to Comic Con a couple of times, but the one place I always love to go is Nicky Rottens.  Great burger, great atmosphere, and as of 2008 when I last went, the wait was fine considering it was right during Comic Con!  Here's a yelp link:
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Nice!  They also have a happy  hour!


Come in for Happy Hour and enjoy $3 Draft Beer, Well Drinks & House Wines, and Half price appetizers...

MONDAY- 3pm to close!

TUES-FRI 4pm-7pm

SAT & SUN 11am-2pm


TUESDAY is $1 SLIDER night!
7pm to 11pm, 1 slider=$1, 3 sliders=$3, etc. Ya Gettit?
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Every Monday- Happy Hour All Night!
$3 draft beer and well drinks from 3pm-close
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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 10:17:41 AM »
Kansas City BBQ!  A couple of scenes from TOP GUN were filmed there and the bar is great.  I wouldn't really recommend the food, but if you're looking for a place to have a few beers without the gaslamp prices, this is the place. 

Corner of Market and Harbor, across from the Hyatt.

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Re: Eats around Comic-Con
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 01:58:58 PM »
I ate there once long ago and the food was blah. Also the original Kansas City BBQ burned down to the ground few years back with all that Top Gun collection. It has been rebuilt since but it is not the original building as seen in Top Gun.