Taste of Gaslamp


When San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter invites you to spend an entire day (or weekend) tasting their famous fare, YOU GO.  You don’t say, “let me check my calendar” or “I have other plans”.  You say “Where will we meet, and what time should I be there?”.

Two PM at my friend’s place.  Got it.

We bought our tickets and strategically headed North on Sixth St., trying to beat the crowds.  It worked- we were the first people at our first restaurant, Greystone.  There they served us delicious little meatballs with risotto.  It’s one of the only restaurants I’ve been to before, and I haven’t been since, but I’d go back for those meatballs!


Next, we went to Ocean Room for some delicious sushi.

IMG_3639Then to Chianti for some mediocre pasta…

IMG_3640And Whiskey Girl for a bourbon slider and chicken wing.  The slider was a tad dry, but the wings pretty much blew my mind.


And on it went… bite after bite after bite…



IMG_3644And we topped it all off with a cupcake from the appropriately-named Heavenly Bakery (really, to die for! I mean, just look at my face!)  I got salted brown butter caramel (or something like that.)  It was 30 seconds of euphoria.


And last, a beer garden atop the Marriott.

IMG_3652By the end of the day, we’d tasted cuisine from nearly every continent: sushi from Asia, paella from Europe, ceviche from an African joint… even good ole’ American grub.  It was deliciously satisfying and a whole day of fun.

The only bad thing about it? It only happens once a year 😦


About how bout some cake

I'm a 20-something woman with an insatiable thirst for adventure. I love red wine, chocolate cake, and comments from my lovely readers.
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5 Responses to Taste of Gaslamp

  1. i love gaslamp! brought back some memories! the sushi looks so yum! happy 4th gorg ! xO!


  2. AJ says:

    How fun! Looks delicious and entertaining!


  3. Oh my goodness–that sushi looks amazing!

  4. Jen says:

    This looks like so much fun!! All of the food looks delicious, especially that cupcake! You look beautiful, I love the color of your dress and your sandals look so comfy!

    xo jen

  5. Amanda says:

    Love that dress (really, the entire outfit)! You look gorg!

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