We were thrilled to have noted NBC Sports baseball writer Craig Calcaterra stay with us for the Major League All-Star game in July. He posted a nice article on Mudville Flats.
One of San Diego’s best restaurants is Cafe Chloe www.cafechloe.com it is right around the corner and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. This award winning French Bistro never disappoints and has some of the best coffee in town. Just across the street from Chloe and one block down is another one of our favorites Zanzibar Cafe www.zanzibarcafe.com they have great healthy breakfast options, homemade baked goods, a European style gourmet market and a full service bar. Just a few more blocks down the street lies our latest discovery in the heart of the Gas Lamp Quarter www.gaslamp.org/dining/ and our favorite new spot Cafe 21 www.cafe-21.com located at 750 Fifth Avenue. All the food is made from scratch daily with organic local farm fresh ingredients. We love the fancy crepes,the potato pancakes, and the individual cast iron skillet omelets with interesting ingredients like scallops or pork belly. This place always delivers the goods. Another great spot is down the street by the ballpark at 13th and J, called The Mission www.missionsd.com . It’s housed in San Diego’s oldest meeting hall, built in the mid 1800’s. This very popular spot has great simple, tasty food with a whimsical edge. Breakfast offerings in both a traditional and a Chino-Latino style. They also have a great coffee and pastry bar. All four of these great restaurants have interesting and eclectic decors and all offer sidewalk al-fresco dining.
If you are looking for just quick cup of coffee or a bagel you can see a Starbucks from our front porch and just a block further is Brooklyn Bagel and Bialy www.ordermybagel.com on Tenth and Island. We also frequent a little independent coffee shop and cafe around the corner on 9th and Market called The Village at 631 www.villageat631.com a good place to sip a cup of joe, have a fresh pastry and read a book.
These are just a few of our favorite breakfast and coffee spots but it barely scratches the surface of the dozens of other places nearby. From the gospel brunch at the House of Blues www.houseofblues.com to the extremely popular Richard Walkers Pancake House www.richardwalker.com/sandiegolocation/ If you don’t feel like leaving your room don’t forget that all of the flats come with fully stocked kitchens ideal for making a home cooked meal or just warming up leftovers. We provide the coffee and with a full size fridge and stove. You can load up on supplies from the brand new grocery store only a block away and have breakfast in bed or outside in the courtyard.
The arch rival Los Angles Dodgers were in town for the home opener and there was an electric atmosphere as the game got underway. The Dodger faithful, as always, were out in full force, but their applause was muffled as the Padres defense got them out of out of a bases loaded jam with only one out jam in the first. The Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the inning. LA battled back to tie it up in the fourth and both teams exchanged runs with the gamed knotted at 3 going into the 7th inning stretch. The Padres retook the lead in the bottom of the inning and scored 5 more runs in the 8th as the screams of “Beat LA” resonated through out the park. Final score Padres 9,Dodgers 3.
The revelry continued as the park emptied out into the surrounding neighborhood and filled the bars and restaurants in the East Village and the Gaslamp Quarter. Many fans were scrambling to beat the traffic for the long journey home, but we Mudvillians were happy to take the casual stroll back to the Flats. Today there was truly JOY IN MUDVILLE!
Mudville Flats is located in Downtown San Diego and is surrounded by many restaurants most within a short walk. One of our favorite restaurants in the area who we always refer our guests to is the Neighborhood. This London style gastropub boasts around 20 microbreers on tap along with a simple straight forward menu with contemporary cooking techniques applied to Traditional American cuisine.
If you are in a more daring mood there is a speakeasy in the back of the restaurant. This is a traditional speakeasy in every sense except prohibition is no longer in effect. No one will tell you where it is in the restaurant, you have to be in the know and make a reservation well before hand by visiting The Nobel Experiment’s website. They are very vague but that is because it is a speakeasy so don’t be offended. It is a must if you have never been to a real speakeasy!
Contact the Neighborhood:
777 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101