boy,” sits next
to its brother
Take your appetite globetrotting by visiting
these 12 San Diego restaurants.
Specializing in inventive plays on Milanese street food, this Italian eatery was
named Best New Restaurant of 2013 by San Diego Magazine. The crowd-pleasing
menu is filled with Italian specialties incorporating imported cheeses, artisanal
charcuterie and a 27-ingredient, house-made sweet vermouth.
1655 India Street, Little Italy
Tip: Head in between 4 to 7 p.m. for “Milanese Aperitivo,” when each drink comes
with a trio of complimentary small bites from the chef.
MEXICAN: LA FACHADA
Seek out this off-the-beaten-path, turquoise-painted gem for the most authentic street tacos north of the border. Mouth-watering pork carnitas and carne
asada are perfect for the uninitiated, while more adventurous selections like
beef tongue and menudo will keep aficionados sated.
20 25th Street, Logan Heights
Tip: Don’t be afraid to try the grilled sweet onions and peppers on the grill out front:
JAPANESE: BANG BANG
Home of the famous Ryan Gosling-themed bathroom, this new Japanese restaurant is a design
lover’s dream, complete with an entryway built to
channel a Tokyo subway entrance. Sushi options
range from traditional sashimi to more inventive
options like rosemary garlic tuna rolls.
526 Market Street, East Village
Tip: Stick around after your meal for one of the best
electronic dance music lineups in the city.
Fun Fact Bang Bang’s owner Johnny Shockey used to play
professional hockey for the San Diego Gulls.
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 Boulevard, San
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,
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