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PJ's Maven guidebook

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Super Divey with a killer bar, walking distance from the house. The house made gin is a favorite. Live music on the weekends. Cook your own steak on the grill or have it made for you, the outdoor patio seating is nice if you want a different vibe. The sweet potato fries and loaded potato are favorites of ours.
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Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room
7777 University Avenue
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Super Divey with a killer bar, walking distance from the house. The house made gin is a favorite. Live music on the weekends. Cook your own steak on the grill or have it made for you, the outdoor patio seating is nice if you want a different vibe. The sweet potato fries and loaded potato are favorites of ours.
Amazing food and wine. Outdoor eating with fire pits and a school bus turned into a play area for the kids. They are famous for their brussel sprouts, the pork shank, burger royale and french onion soup are fantastic.
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BO-beau kitchen + garden
8384 La Mesa Boulevard
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Amazing food and wine. Outdoor eating with fire pits and a school bus turned into a play area for the kids. They are famous for their brussel sprouts, the pork shank, burger royale and french onion soup are fantastic.
The portabello tacos are an absolute favorite of my vegan wife. The carne asada, carnitas and smoked tuna tacos are all excellent.
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City Tacos
8325 La Mesa Blvd
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The portabello tacos are an absolute favorite of my vegan wife. The carne asada, carnitas and smoked tuna tacos are all excellent.
There are several top shelf BBQ establishments in San Diego choosing the best spot to me depends on the style and meat you prefer. Too me this place is the absolute best. I like the Texas road house style food and open eating. The briskets is phenomenal but you cant go wrong with anything they make. Additional BBQ places to consider Coop's West Texas BBQ and Cali Comfort in the area.
Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs
15505 Olde Hwy 80
There are several top shelf BBQ establishments in San Diego choosing the best spot to me depends on the style and meat you prefer. Too me this place is the absolute best. I like the Texas road house style food and open eating. The briskets is phenomenal but you cant go wrong with anything they make. Additional BBQ places to consider Coop's West Texas BBQ and Cali Comfort in the area.
This is our go to coffee shop. I love the machiatto and their house made chai is also incredible. Their cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwich and the tomato bisque with grilled cheese (seasonal) is really good. There coffee is more of the hipster vibe you would find in North Park or little Italy.
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Public Square Coffee House
8278 La Mesa Blvd
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This is our go to coffee shop. I love the machiatto and their house made chai is also incredible. Their cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwich and the tomato bisque with grilled cheese (seasonal) is really good. There coffee is more of the hipster vibe you would find in North Park or little Italy.
My favorite burger in San Diego. Located in the Pacific beach / Mission bay area near sea world its something you can tie into a beach day plan. All american classic, its a no frills pub that only serves booze burgers and fries. The wait to get a table (first come first serve) can be long on certain days or times of the day but its worth it.
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Rocky's Crown Pub
3786 Ingraham Street
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My favorite burger in San Diego. Located in the Pacific beach / Mission bay area near sea world its something you can tie into a beach day plan. All american classic, its a no frills pub that only serves booze burgers and fries. The wait to get a table (first come first serve) can be long on certain days or times of the day but its worth it.
Located in the little Italy area, this place is happy comfort food that tastes like heaven. I literally went there for my last two birthdays, don't sleep on the cookies or milkshakes. The Senor Croque is my favorite.
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The Crack Shack - Little Italy
2266 Kettner Blvd
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Located in the little Italy area, this place is happy comfort food that tastes like heaven. I literally went there for my last two birthdays, don't sleep on the cookies or milkshakes. The Senor Croque is my favorite.
Located in North Park area northeast of Balboa Park. Strong Italian style coffee and espresso lots of open areas to set up a laptop and get some work done. If they have the brick oven pizza going (usually at night) its an absolute must. Good place to start the night then head out to the hundreds of bars restaurants and fun options in the area
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Caffè Calabria
3933 30th Street
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Located in North Park area northeast of Balboa Park. Strong Italian style coffee and espresso lots of open areas to set up a laptop and get some work done. If they have the brick oven pizza going (usually at night) its an absolute must. Good place to start the night then head out to the hundreds of bars restaurants and fun options in the area
Easiest walk to fine dining from the house. Great farm to table style food, known for great appetizers wine and drinks and also a great brunch spot.
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Farmer's Table La Mesa
8141 La Mesa Blvd
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Easiest walk to fine dining from the house. Great farm to table style food, known for great appetizers wine and drinks and also a great brunch spot.
One of our go to food delivery places through grubhub or the yelp app. My wife is mainly vegan so the veggie korma is one of her all time favorites, I love the chicken marsala and chicken tikka tandoori. Make sure to get an order the Naan bread you'll wish you had more, the cheese nann is also tasty.
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Himalayan Cuisine
7918 El Cajon Boulevard
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One of our go to food delivery places through grubhub or the yelp app. My wife is mainly vegan so the veggie korma is one of her all time favorites, I love the chicken marsala and chicken tikka tandoori. Make sure to get an order the Naan bread you'll wish you had more, the cheese nann is also tasty.
Go to Deliver place. Use grub hub or the yelp app. The wei wei chicken or beef is truly amazing but you cant go wrong with anythin they make. Fresh cut veggies make this place a standout and their deliver times are usually super fast.
Wei Wei Asian Express
6465 University Ave
Go to Deliver place. Use grub hub or the yelp app. The wei wei chicken or beef is truly amazing but you cant go wrong with anythin they make. Fresh cut veggies make this place a standout and their deliver times are usually super fast.
See & Do
Ridiculous 360 degree views of San Diego, the ocean and all the way south to Mexico. Sunrise and Sunsets are beautiful and you can walk around a little bit. Short drive and worth stopping by at some point during your visit.
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Mt. Helix Park
4905 Mount Helix Drive
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Ridiculous 360 degree views of San Diego, the ocean and all the way south to Mexico. Sunrise and Sunsets are beautiful and you can walk around a little bit. Short drive and worth stopping by at some point during your visit.
Epic view above Coronado in all directions. Check the whale migration pattern to see if its whale watching season. You can hang out up top and take in the views or plan for low tide and do a hike along lower edge and see what you find in the tide pools.
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Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
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Epic view above Coronado in all directions. Check the whale migration pattern to see if its whale watching season. You can hang out up top and take in the views or plan for low tide and do a hike along lower edge and see what you find in the tide pools.
This is an all time favorite spot of our family, the kids can walk around for hours seeing the fish, hermit crabs and brightly colored moss and seaweed its beautiful! Make sure to check google for low tide times because that is the ideal time to be there and explore for hours but even if you cant hit it there will be lots of cool stuff afterwards we hit the Baskin Robbins on the way out.
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La Jolla Tide Pools
303 Coast Blvd
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This is an all time favorite spot of our family, the kids can walk around for hours seeing the fish, hermit crabs and brightly colored moss and seaweed its beautiful! Make sure to check google for low tide times because that is the ideal time to be there and explore for hours but even if you cant hit it there will be lots of cool stuff afterwards we hit the Baskin Robbins on the way out.
Fun way to navigate up and down Windsor hill or get in a nice run while you take in the views and eclectic homes
Secret Stairs La Mesa
8019 Windsor Dr
Fun way to navigate up and down Windsor hill or get in a nice run while you take in the views and eclectic homes
Not alot of drive in theaters anymore but we have two the Santee one and the South Bay drive in in Chula vista (little longer drive but I actually prefer it) We love taking the kids to the drive in, you can pick up a pizza or burritos on the way and kids are only $3 also kids under 5 are free.
Santee Drive In Theatre
10990 N Woodside Ave
Not alot of drive in theaters anymore but we have two the Santee one and the South Bay drive in in Chula vista (little longer drive but I actually prefer it) We love taking the kids to the drive in, you can pick up a pizza or burritos on the way and kids are only $3 also kids under 5 are free.
Very cool park. Right on San Diego bay. Parking can be tough but they do have paid underground. Super unique playgrounds and the water fountains / splash pad are alot of fun!
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Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
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Very cool park. Right on San Diego bay. Parking can be tough but they do have paid underground. Super unique playgrounds and the water fountains / splash pad are alot of fun!
If you have your out of state card it will likely be accepted. If you don't this dispensary will help you get an appt and prescription via video consultation on the spot. I've had a lot of back issues so the CBD heavy tinctures and edibles are incredibly helpful when I travel. This place is nearby and incredibly easy to work with while creating a professional and clean environment.
The Grove, Medical Marijuana Dispensary
8155 Center St
If you have your out of state card it will likely be accepted. If you don't this dispensary will help you get an appt and prescription via video consultation on the spot. I've had a lot of back issues so the CBD heavy tinctures and edibles are incredibly helpful when I travel. This place is nearby and incredibly easy to work with while creating a professional and clean environment.
A friend of mine owns this shop and you could walk there from the house or take a short drive. They carry an herb that can be mixed in a drink or ingested via capsule that is a natural pain reliever. Having personally dealt with chronic pain for years its good to know about alternative options to prescription medications and this is certainly one of the most effective solutions I have ever found.
Bumble Bee Botanicals
8047 La Mesa Blvd
A friend of mine owns this shop and you could walk there from the house or take a short drive. They carry an herb that can be mixed in a drink or ingested via capsule that is a natural pain reliever. Having personally dealt with chronic pain for years its good to know about alternative options to prescription medications and this is certainly one of the most effective solutions I have ever found.
A local favorite. Great hike with views, its a steady upward grade but we do it with the young kids and the view is awesome!
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Cowles Mountain
7001 Golfcrest Dr
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A local favorite. Great hike with views, its a steady upward grade but we do it with the young kids and the view is awesome!
You could spend days here. So much to do, 13 museums botanical gardens and koi ponds. The Fleet science center is one of our kids favorite places to explore the science area is ever changing and the toddler play area on the second floor is super fun. They also show imax shows through out the day. The Natural History Museum is also super fun and they have traveling exhibits like Dinosaur fossils, Whales were some recent ones plus they have an imax theater as well. There is an admission cost per museum or you can get a pass for all the museums if your planning to do it all, actual balboa park the fountains and many places are free of charge and plenty fun. Tip if its busy and hard to find parking at Balboa go over and park in the southeastern corner of the zoo parking lots (free) and walk over.
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Parque Balboa
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You could spend days here. So much to do, 13 museums botanical gardens and koi ponds. The Fleet science center is one of our kids favorite places to explore the science area is ever changing and the toddler play area on the second floor is super fun. They also show imax shows through out the day. The Natural History Museum is also super fun and they have traveling exhibits like Dinosaur fossils, Whales were some recent ones plus they have an imax theater as well. There is an admission cost per museum or you can get a pass for all the museums if your planning to do it all, actual balboa park the fountains and many places are free of charge and plenty fun. Tip if its busy and hard to find parking at Balboa go over and park in the southeastern corner of the zoo parking lots (free) and walk over.
Shopping
Largest grocery store nearby carries a wide range of organic veggies and conventional foods. The maple iced cinnamon rolls are epic.
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Vons
8011 University Avenue
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Largest grocery store nearby carries a wide range of organic veggies and conventional foods. The maple iced cinnamon rolls are epic.
This is where we do most of our shopping, smaller store but everything you need, good meats selection, lots of organic produce at reasonable prices (for southern cal) the iced lemon cake bites are a favorite.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
4630 Palm Avenue
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This is where we do most of our shopping, smaller store but everything you need, good meats selection, lots of organic produce at reasonable prices (for southern cal) the iced lemon cake bites are a favorite.
I LOVE this store. Now for me its all about the butcher shop and this place is top 3 in san diego for selection and quality, the pre marinated carne asada, pollo asada are incredible as well as the poke. The BBQ shack in the parking lot has tons of options you can take home pre cooked, hey your on vacation so its cool to take it easy but also enjoy some nice home cooked food!
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Valley Farm Market
9040 Campo Road
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I LOVE this store. Now for me its all about the butcher shop and this place is top 3 in san diego for selection and quality, the pre marinated carne asada, pollo asada are incredible as well as the poke. The BBQ shack in the parking lot has tons of options you can take home pre cooked, hey your on vacation so its cool to take it easy but also enjoy some nice home cooked food!
TJ's is great. If your looking for TJ's here is the closest one.
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Trader Joe's
5495 Grossmont Center Drive
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TJ's is great. If your looking for TJ's here is the closest one.
Pretty close. Has all the costco stuff you need to make your trip a great one : )
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Costco Wholesale
8125 Fletcher Parkway
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Pretty close. Has all the costco stuff you need to make your trip a great one : )