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Essentials in San Diego

Brewery
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“Great food and beer. Kid friendly outdoor area. They have cornhole games they can bring out. ”
80local recommendations
Wine Bar
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“Third Corner would shine in any upscale dining scene and it's literally .5 block from OBungalow. Awesome late night dining option”
64local recommendations
Bar
“Go right before sunset and sit on the lower deck outside. Overlooks their vineyard! Lots of different wines and they serve pizza .... I believe that is their only food. Bring a sweater, it gets a little chilly at night -”
17local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“These sandwiches are huge! We recommend the pastrami. They stack the meat on super high. You can definitely share one of these sandwiches. 5 min walking distance (2 min biking) from the cottage. ”
40local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“Dining + design form the perfect union at San Diego’s highly acclaimed CUCINA urbana, a California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop, located in the heart of Bankers Hill since 2009. CUCINA’s cuisine is prepared with a focus on California seasonality + the bounty of local farms. Combined flavors of Italy + organic freshness of Southern California is emblematic of CUCINA’s from-scratch menus. Standouts include shareable portions of house made pastas, innovative pizzas, cleverly crafted seafood and meat preparations, an elevated selection of antipasti, dolci and signature cheese + salumi. Seasonal cocktail menus crafted with freshly picked herbs from their own gardens are precise, balanced…”
48local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“My absolute favorite restaurant for a breakfast or brunch. I simply love this restaurant for the food and service they offer, plus its close to the beach.”
39local recommendations
Liquor Store
“One stop shop for organic and specialty groceries, fine wine, craft beer and premium spirits.”
31local recommendations
Wine Bar
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“This place is cool if the vibe feels right when you walk in the door. You may just want to get a glass of wine here or take a bottle to go. 3rd Corner is located in the Lumberyard in downtown Encinitas.”
28local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“They have reasonably priced wine for the value. The food is delicious. Its sister restaurant in Downtown San Diego, called Cucina Urbana, received a Michelin nod in 2019.”
22local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Since 1949, this spot has been a local favorite. This is one of those red-checkered-tablecloth spots, Chianti bottles overhead, serving amazing ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna and pizza. Originally D’Filippi’s, this is the first Filippi’s location.”
32local recommendations
Wine Bar
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“1.8 miles away (7 min drive) Great wine selection and flatbreads in a cozy setting. Great for a girls night or date night. Also known for weekend brunch. therosewinebar.com 2219 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 Sun 11am-10pm Mon-Wed 4:30pm-10pm Thu 11:30am-10pm Fri 11:30am-11pm Sat 11am-11pm ”
36local recommendations
Pharmacy
“Pharmacy/Convenience store. Open until midnight. They sell sunscreen and beach supplies year round as well as basic groceries. (20 min walk/10 min bike)”
12local recommendations
Pharmacy
“Forget to bring your sundries or need Over the Counter or Prescription Medication? CVS has all of that plus more! You can also buy inexpensive towels and beach gear here.”
7local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“Literally, the best take out pizza in the world! We buy our wine there, too. ”
33local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“Drug store with Pharmacy, toiletries, liquor store and convenience items. They have the best "Thrifty" brand ice cream! ”
13local recommendations
Pharmacy
“There is a CVS very close for all those little things you have forgotten to bring. But let's face it, I have those for you anyways.”
8local recommendations