Comic Con is less than a week away, and naturally, as a glutton, I’m already thinking about what I’m going to be eating while I’m in San Diego. My past two visits to the city have left me with mixed feelings, but also a realization that Gaslamp really sucks for great food. Don’t misunderstand; there is good food in Gaslamp. You won’t have to journey to Del Mar or La Jolla for a good meal.
Last year I discovered some nice places for breakfast: Grant Grill and the Broken Yolk Cafe. the Grant Grill is located in the US Grant Hotel (hence the name) and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a walk all the up to Broadway, and 4th Ave, but if you’re a block or two away, it’s worth the detour for breakfast, unless you’d rather sit or stand in the halls of the convention center, waiting to get into the Exhibition floor.
Another spot in Gaslamp, one closer to the convention center, is The Broken Yolk Cafe. Be warned, if you go in a large group, you might have to wait. Despite the number seats available, it can get busy there. I’m a solo traveller, and so, getting a table for one wasn’t difficult at all. While it may just be a diner, the food was worth my second (and I think even third, can’t quite remember) visit. I had the country fried steak, and while it was delicious, it was heavy, and left me in a bit of a food coma/ugh-I-ate-too-much state for about half an hour, but, that was the steak, not the rest of their entire menu. I’m gonna get another fried steak next week, so, I’d say it’s worth the coma.
If you’re staying near Nordstrom, then check out Panera Bread for breakfast on the go. Panera Bread is a bakery/coffee shop that servers baked goods, bread, sandwiches, and some wonderful bagels and cream cheese.
If you want to take a break from the nerdfest, head to Saltbox at the Hotel Palomar on 5th and Broadway. They have some nice korean tacos during happy hour for a great price.
I hope you guys find this entry helpful. Safe travels, good eating, and maybe I’ll see you at the con.