Bye bye diet – It’s Restaurant Week!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  I LOVE RESTAURANT WEEK!  “Why the heck is he telling us this today?” you ask, well uh, yeah…it’s Restaurant Week THIS week!

I recently realized that I don’t take my girlfriend out to nice sit-down restaurants for dinner nearly enough (see previous posts on my love of taco shops!).  So, I determined to fix that problem last night by planning a date night at the Chart House in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.  We had some FAN-tastic prime rib and creme brule and the restaurant has an amazing view of the ocean from their dining room!  What better place for a romantic dinner?  And while ordinarily I might have been a little worried about the bill at the end of the night, dining during Restaurant Week guaranteed us a delicious meal at a pre-set price!

If you don’t already know it, here’s the Restaurant Week schpeel:  Pre-fix 3-course meals for $20, $30 or $40 per person at over 200 different restaurants in San Diego.  A great deal for some awesome food.  Who can beat that?  I NEVER miss a Restaurant Week and always take the opportunity to try the food at a restaurant I’ve never been to.

Restaurant Week runs now through Friday (the 24th) so don’t miss out!

PS…And since I just can’t get Restaurant Week out of my mind….I’ve organized the crew to head out for something a little more adventurous on Friday…French food!  Buon Apetit!

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About Benjamin Eastman

I lead a pretty active lifestyle and try to spend as much time outdoors as possible. On any given Saturday morning you'll find me on one of San Diego's beach volleyball courts and quite possibly on the water or a hiking trail at some other point during the weekend. As a single professional I definitely enjoy experiencing the nightlife throughout the county - but lean more towards the Gaslamp Quarter, North Park or Hillcrest when planning a night out. I love to eat, and try to keep my ear to the grapevine about new and exciting restaurant openings.  And while I'm certainly excited to try the latest, trendiest restaurant in town, I am also infamously known for late night trips to 24-hour taco shops. Basically, whether I'm in board shorts or a bow tie, I try to enjoy all the many opportunities available to me in San Diego!What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?I’d start with a leisurely, late morning brunch.  Spend some time on the beach.  Grab some rolled tacos at a taco stand and then grab a nap.  In the evening I’d hit the Gaslamp District for dinner and then end the night at a rooftop bar/lounge.If you were invisible, where would you go?If I got to pick a superpower, I don’t know that I would pick invisibility…but if I were to become Mr. Invisible, I guess I would go to all the live music, theater and symphony performances in town.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?On a beautiful, San Diego day there is nothing better than playing beach volleyball.  The sun on your back, a gentle ocean breeze, and a whole lot of bump, set, spiking!  And of course the perfect day of beach volleyball isn't complete without a grill to barbeque some burgers or carne asada on.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Both actually!  That’s the beauty of the San Diego food scene.  I CAN have my cake and eat it too!  Depending on my mood (and my finances!) I am happy to chow down at a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood burger joint or a luxury steakhouse. I'm actually a founding member of a Burger lunch group that eats at a different burger restaurant each month.  We've been going for 6 months now and still have plenty of locations to visit before we exhaust all our options!

5 thoughts on “Bye bye diet – It’s Restaurant Week!

  1. The new dates for Restaurant Week have been released – January 16-21, 2011. Time to start planning where I am going to go this time!!!

  2. Great news, Robert! They’ve extended Restaurant Week for an additional week (Sunday – Friday), so you’ll have even more chances to try out some new restaurants!

  3. Thanks for writing this article since I’m fairly new to San Diego having moved here at the beginning of this past summer I’ve been looking for some great restaurants in town. So I’ll be sure to check out restaurant week and looking forward to trying out some new awesome foods.

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