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The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to San Diego

The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to San Diego

by Stephen Silverman
     
 

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The creators of the popular, no-holds-barred, Unofficial Guides( now take locals and travelers out on the town with The Eclectic Gourmet, their dining-guide series. The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to San Diego helps you avoid dining disappointments and overpriced restaurants and points you directly to the best-quality dining for the price. San Diego's many suburbs and

Overview

The creators of the popular, no-holds-barred, Unofficial Guides( now take locals and travelers out on the town with The Eclectic Gourmet, their dining-guide series. The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to San Diego helps you avoid dining disappointments and overpriced restaurants and points you directly to the best-quality dining for the price. San Diego's many suburbs and south-of-the-border influence offer a wide variety of dining experiences for even the most seasoned connoisseurs. Whether you're looking for a quiet night out or a tableside mariachi band, chicken mole or fresh local seafood, The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to San Diego has a recommendation for you. Inside you'll find San Diego's top 150 restaurants rated and ranked by Stephen Silverman, an acknowledge culinary expert and critic. A full page is devoted to each establishment, and the reviews discuss each restaurant's best dishes, atmosphere, and service. You'll also find: easy-to-read ratings for quality and value; restaurants indexed by cuisine, quality, value, and location; hours, reservation, credit card, dress, and parking information; recommendations for what to order, and for what not to order; a favorite-picks section that tells you where to find the 'Best Burgers,' Best Desserts,' Best Delis,' and more. Best of all, with The Eclectic Gourmet, you'll find the same honest observations and accurate information that made The Unofficial Guides( the ultimate insider's guide. With this dependable resource, you'll have the city's best dining at your fingertips. (5 1/4 X 8 1/4, 240 pages, map, charts)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897323789
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Eclectic Gourmet Dining Guides Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.42(d)

Read an Excerpt

Laurel's 'Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity seems to be the mantra here, but don't believe it for a moment. This is a simplicity based on complex intelligence, not naiveté. While many of the foods appear familiar and presentations are often modest and bistro-like, there is considerable creativity behind virtually every dish served. Laurel is one of those restaurants whose very look raises expectations about its food. Most of the time it delivers unflinchingly. Waiters wear khakis and striped shirts which take the edge off what's otherwise a formal and formidable-looking restaurant. The force behind the food is Chef Doug Organ who, though continuing to look like a Yale freshman, has developed an impressive reputation. A bar menu composed mostly of appetizers is available every evening for as late as anyone hangs out at the bar. Another restaurant Organ and a partner operate in Sorreno Mesa, the WineSellar and Brasserie, serves excellent food, but in no way compares to the uptown experience of Laurel.

Meet the Author

Stephen Silverman is a restaurant critic and food writer who has made his home in California for more than 30 years. For 15 years, his restaurant reviews were heard weekly on KPBS radio. He has written reviews and articles on food trends and events for San Diego Home/Garden magazine for more than a decade.

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