Grand Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park is definitely San Diego’s best barbecue option, without question. Brisket should be your priority at this outdoor-only, Texas-inspired spot, but keep an eye out for the Argentine-style asado and choripán (grilled chorizo sandwiches) too. Also, be in line when they open at noon because they run out fast.
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Nomad Donuts is where to go in North Park for unusual donut flavors, like blueberry lavender and ube taro.
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Blind Lady Ale House
Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights serves really good pizza and more beers than you could ever consume in a lifetime.
Little Lion Cafe
Little Lion Cafe is an all-day restaurant in Sunset Cliffs that's the perfect stop before, during, or after a trip to the beach.
It’s Raw Poke Shop
It’s Raw Poke Shop in Ocean Beach is where to go for authentic poke and chicken long rice.
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Stateside is a classy Vietnamese fusion spot in Capitol Hill where you’ll feel like you’re on a mini-vacation.
Pocket Bar NYC
If you really insist on going on a wine bar date in Hell's Kitchen, do it at Pocket Bar NYC.
Campfire in Carlsbad looks like the setting from Moonrise Kingdom, serves a wide range of wood-fired dishes, and let's you roast your own s'mores.
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