Adobo Road - Marvin Gapultos on adobo, Lior Lev Sercarz on spices, The Perennial Plate in Spain, Laura Catena on malbec, Sidney Fry on sodium.
1441 Garnet Avenue
Jane and Michael Stern say go to Ichiban P.B. near San Diego if good, cheap Japanese fare is what you're looking for. Schmooze with the surfers and other laid-back types while you sample the California rolls and hot teriyaki at this sushi bar and noodle parlor just blocks from the surf. After a bowl of Stamina Noodles you'll be ready to 'shoot the curl' yourself!