Skeedaddy trip to LA and San Diego

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Apr 14, 2006 9:55 pm

Hey ESSAY!

Leaving Easter Sunday...want to know you're favortite Mexican and Sushi

hotspots at either locale. Thanks



SKEE

Apr 14, 2006 10:30 pm

Skee,


In SD, for mexican check out Joses in La Jolla (on Prospect) for the best burritos ever (Carne asada wet...). Or go to Old Town and walk up the main strip (there are about 20 authentic mexican places-great). As for sushi check out Roppongi in La Jolla or Zenbu, also in LJ. Or you can go downtown to the Gaslamp and check out Heat dining club or RA sushi... Then stay downtown and check out the 80 bars, lounges and clubs that will blow your mind... The Gaslamp District is out of control and definately worth the trip.


As for LA I have no idea. That city sucks compared to SD. In my opinion... Have fun and let me know what you thought of SD...

Apr 15, 2006 12:54 am

Skee, you gotta have the taquitos with a side of guacamole from Roberto's, washed down with a Dr. Pepper.  I know it's a greasy pit, but damn it's good.  Fish tacos at the Brigantine ain't bad either.  Another one of my SD favorites is a tongue sandwich at Milton's at the Del Mar exit. 

Apr 15, 2006 3:32 pm

Thanks fellas. You know how it is with hotel concierges....they get spiffed to

send tourists to restaurants. It helps to have a local give you the heads up.



I'm sure San Diego is going to be much better than LA, but I wanted to see

Hollywood and Bevery Hills being so close and all.



Take Care,

Apr 15, 2006 7:45 pm

Skee, one more idea.  If you're going to Beverly Hills, stop into the hotel bar at the Beverly Wilshire.  Have a crab claw appetizer with a good vodka martini.  Have on your best metro-sexual duds with a sassy pocket hanky to add a little splash, and who knows, you might wake up next to Paris Hilton......or maybe one of her friends.  Good luck.

Apr 15, 2006 11:08 pm

Thanks...but I don't have my eyebrows plucked. Crab appetizer sounds

good.



Well, I'm past my bedtime....Bon Soir! & Bon Voyage!

Apr 23, 2006 5:24 pm

CALIFORNIA ES PADRE!



Had a blast last week. The weather was simply incredible, no rain and I

didn't sweat once. Split my time between LA and San Diego. I saw Santa

Monica, Burbank, Hollywood, toured Warner Bros. studio, Brentwood, and

stayed in Beverly Hills, Also went to Malibu. Drove down to San Diego,

thru Long Beach, Huntington and Newport Beach. Thanks for the tips,

very good. I went to Roppongi on Thursday for lunch. Parked in front of

Merrill Lynch. No sushi before 4 p.m. The Gaslamp District was awesome.

You said 80 bars, its more like 280. It reminded me a little of Hoboken,

NJ or Greenwich Village, NY. Very old, but very nice. I ended up eating

Mexican at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town. It was great. Also hit Balboa

Park, La Jolla, the zoo and stayed in Coronado. Highlights:





Favorite meal: Geoffrey's in Malibu (great views and sat next to actor

Christopher LLoyd)



Most educational: Titanic exhibit at Queen Mary in Long Beach



Most shocking: price of California wines in California



Most cool: cocktails at BLVD at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel



Biggest surprise: the $cratch in Newport Beach. Can someone tell me

where it comes from? I will begin watching O.C. to get more of it.



Most friendly: a tax advisor of one of my client's who lives in Huntington

Beach, I stopped to say hello (write off).



Best value: $9.95 a day for GPS.



Priceless: video taping my two sons playing with crabs at the caves in La

Jolla.



I will be back for sure. Thanks again for the suggestions.

Apr 23, 2006 7:22 pm

Thanks, skee. Reading your post took me on a mini-vacation. 

Apr 24, 2006 12:19 am

Ahhhhh, I just took a little 2-minute vacation in my mind's eye, too.

Apr 24, 2006 11:20 am

Glad to hear you had a good time in SD.... As for the wealth in Newport Beach/ Corona Del Mar/ Laguna Beach- ridiculous isnt it??? I have a few clients who live up there (one in particular has a 6000 square foot home in Pelican Bay in Corona Del Mar). The views are amazing....

Apr 25, 2006 12:17 pm

Skee.. cool...