Food & Drink

5 must-have off-menu items in SD

Published On 09/13/2013 Published On 09/13/2013
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1. Maryjane's Coffee Shop 207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Located in the Hark Rock Hotel, Maryjane's is an eclectic America cafe with a decidedly hard-rock twist -- they've got DJs at brunch and a whole lot more.

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2. Spike Africa's 411 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Spike Africa's is a Gaslamp fish house paying homage to the "President of the Pacific" thanks to its "urbanautical"-themed accents (ropes! 100yr-old wood tables!) and sea-focused menu.

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3. BiCE 425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

BiCE is an innovative Italian resto in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter by chef Mario Cassineri, and's dishing out seasonally inspired Boot-themed fare.

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4. Sublime Ale House 1020 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 (San Marcos)

Proving they're more than just a band from the '90s that got teenage chicks to say they like ska, Sublime Ale House is now gracing San Marcos' Restaurant Row with their heady presence, ready to dish out an extensive menu of "gourmet comfort fare" from a wide-open rustic joint with a covered patio and a square, centrally located bar surrounding a pillar sprouting four massive flatscreens, and 48 taps, or as it's known in Morse code "somebody being a d**k"

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5. Bang Bang 526 Market St, San Diego, CA 92117 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Bang Bang is a sushi palace in San Diego that lets you dine on top of a koi pond, and's got crazy signature rolls like the Bruce Lee, as well as a banana-bacon ice cream sandwich.