2013 – The Year’s Best Eats – Restaurant Edition


I never bothered to publish this – then again, I have not written anything for quite some time.

For what it’s worth, here are the lovely dining establishments I enjoyed visiting in 2013 ~

Consider this Joel’s substitute for Yelp.

Sea & Smoke in Del Mar, CA – Niman Ranch Burger, Warm Spinach Salad
Under The High Wheel, Edmonton, Alberta – House Burger
Rudy’s Taco Shop in Carlsbad, CA – California Burrito with Guacamole
The Crown and Anchor in Monterey, CA – Cheeseburger
Señor Pancho’s in San Marcos – California Burrito with Guacamole
Lallapalooza in Monterey, CA – Blue Cheese Steak Bites
First Food and Bar @ The Palazzo in Las Vegas – CLOSED – Mini Wedge Salads
Golden Road Brewery Pub in Los Angeles, CA – GRB Burger
Urge Gastropub in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA – Garbage Burger
Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, CA – Jalapeño Popper, BYO Mac & Cheese
Tin Leaf Kitchen in Carlsbad, CA – Grilled Loch Duart Salmon
Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA – BBQ Chicken Pizza
Marina Kitchen in San Diego, CA – Tuna Nicoise Salad
Hubcap in North Park, San Diego – CLOSED – Herbed Boursin Burger
The Linkery in North Park, San Diego – CLOSED – Beer Battered Cheese Curds, Fish Tacos
Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar in Carlsbad – Hanger Steak Salad
Slater’s 50/50 @ Liberty Station in San Diego, CA – Peanut Butter & Jealousy Burger
Slater’s 50/50 in Pasadena, CA – Nacho Supreme Burger
The Waffle in Hollywood, CA – Red Velvet Waffle
Peace Pies in Leucadia, Encinitas, CA – Bliss Burger (Vegan)

My list of the top ten spots I would love to visit in 2014:

  1. Verde y Crema in Tijuana, Baja México
  2. Bull Taco in Cardiff By The Sea, CA
  3. Carnitas Snack Shack in North Park, San Diego, CA
  4. Rocky’s Crown Pub in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
  5. Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights, San Diego, CA
  6. Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen in Little Italy, San Diego, CA
  7. Young Hickory in North Park, San Diego, CA
  8. Urban Solace in San Diego, CA
  9. Romesco Mediterranean Bistro in Bonita, CA
  10. Caesar’s Restaurante Bar in Tijuana, Baja México

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