boy,” sits next
to its brother
Eat Around the World
Take your appetite globetrotting by visiting these San Diego restaurants.
Specializing in inventive plays on Milanese street food, this Italian eatery is a
local favorite. The crowd-pleasing menu is filled with Italian specialties
incorporating imported cheeses, artisanal charcuterie and a 27-ingredient,
house-made sweet vermouth.
1655 India St., Little Italy
Tip: Head in between 4 and 7 p.m. for “Milanese Aperitivo,” when each drink comes
with a trio of complimentary small bites from the chef.
INDIAN: ASHOKA THE GREAT
Regulars at this Miramar mainstay make the drive out for award-winning
curries, specialty dishes cooked in a tandoor (a cylindrical clay oven) and innovative desserts like homemade cheese medallions in honey rose water. An
affordable lunch and dinner buffet offers variety for diners who don’t care to
be limited by menu selections.
9474 Black Mountain Road, Suite G, Miramar
Tip: All dishes can be ordered mild, medium or hot. Err on the side of caution.
PUB & GRILLE
Take a break from touring San
Diego’s famed brewery corridor
at this authentic British pub.
Don’t be deterred by the reputation of British dishes; the food
is sure to please hungry visitors,
regardless of their beer intake.
887 W. San Marcos Blvd.,
Tip: They always offer two
cask-conditioned beers, so make sure
to check out what’s on tap.
The menu at this cavernous
Asian fusion restaurant is
separated into flavors: sweet,
spicy and savory. Selections
trend toward Chinese favorites,
but items like panko-crusted
sweet and sour perch with Thai
peanut sauce delve into more
3029 University Ave.,
Tip: They have separate vegetarian
and gluten-free menus.
THAI: LOTUS THAI
With two locations in San Diego,
this modern Thai joint is a
popular noontime destination
because their lunch special
includes an entrée, soup, salad,
crispy vegetable roll and steamed
rice, all for one low price.
906 Market St., East Village and
3761 Sixth Ave., Hillcrest
Tip: Try the Tom Kha (sweet and
sour coconut soup). It’s the best
Korean BBQ joint has grills at
the table to cook the meats.
Their basic buffet includes 11
cuts of meat, while the premium
menu includes seafood and
prime rib—both options come
with unlimited sides.
Pub & Grille