skyhawk
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San Diego Restaurant

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:21 pm

I wonder if someone out there can help me. Many years ago I had the occasion to eat in a restaurant in the harbor. It was built as a paddlewheeler. One of the specialities they had as an appetizer was deep fried artichoke hearts. The were delicious! Can anyone remind me of the name and is it still in existence?

The other question is about the hotel El Cortez. When I was flying for National that is where they put up the crews. I will always remember the bar being roof top and just above the approach to the airport. Always funny to be higher than the planes!

Any help is appreciated. Thanks ahead of time.
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SlamClick
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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:31 pm

I think the restaurant is the "Reuben E. Lee"

Article about:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050310/news_7m10bell.html

While I was still in San Diego the El Cortez ceased to be a hotel and was taken over by some religious organization. I don't know what it is now.

I do remember National crews staying there. On one occasion in about 1977 there was a party going on and the crew could not get any sleep. The captain canceled a DC-10 departure the next morning because of it.

edit: Well, we do know the flight was canceled. That was the story we heard around the airport as to the reason.

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:51 pm

SlamClick-Thanks so much for your reply. The minute is read the name, I did indeed remember it. The Rueben E. Lee was very nice, too bad to hear that it no longer exists. As for the hotel El Cortez, I had heard a rumor about it, but nobody seemed to know for sure. You mentioned partying there, I remember a layover when they had a convention of Shriners there. The Shriners decided to ride their motorcycles up and down the hallways to all hours. Yes, our captain did cancel our early moring flight, so I am sure that there was more than one event like that.
 
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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:45 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 1):
I think the restaurant is the "Reuben E. Lee

I remember that place well.....I vaguely recall there being a second Reuben E. Lee (or similar name, haven't eaten there in at least 30 years) up the coast, perhaps around Laguna or Newport Beach, or possibly Dana Point.

There used to be, and might still be, another awesome seafood restaurant on the San Diego Bay somewhere around the cruise ship terminal. Can't remember the name offhand, but I'd know it if I heard it...
[edit to add]: it might be Anthony's.

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 3):
[edit to add]: it might be Anthony's.

Anthony's Star of the Sea was the first one I thought of. Just next to the bark "Star of India" and across the street from a hotel where I've stayed many a night but cannot name. Used to belong to Kirk Kerkorian if I'm not much mistaken.

Speaking of the Star of the Sea, I always wondered if it took its name from the San Diego-based tuna seiner of that name. I was aboard that boat as it was breaking up in the surf near Point Arena in about 1960.
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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:22 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 4):
Star of the Sea

I did a little Yahoo'ing, and came up with Anthony's. Anthony's website mentions that Star of the Sea is closed for remodeling, and will reopen as Ghio's.

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:26 am

Did I have that wrong?
Is it two different restaurants?

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:09 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 6):
Is it two different restaurants?

I thought it was only one myself.....then I found this:
http://www.gofishanthonys.com/allrestaurants.html

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:33 am

You guys are making me hungry! Anthony's is so good. I love their fish and chips!!

They even have their fish and chips and shrimp and chips at Petco Park (where the Padres play).

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 7):
I thought it was only one myself.....then I found this:
http://www.gofishanthonys.com/allres....html

Yep they have some resturants around the county that are more "fast food" like. Still really good food though.

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 6):
Did I have that wrong?
Is it two different restaurants?

From their website:

Quote:
The new Ghio’s, named after the founding family of Anthony’s Seafood Group, will offer the best seafood and steaks available, served in a casual waterfront environment. The menu will be made up of classic dishes, prepared flawlessly, and the signature service that the Ghio family is famous for.

Interesting. Thanks for making me hungry, arrhhhg  biting   Silly

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:59 am

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 8):
They even have their fish and chips and shrimp and chips at Petco Park (where the Padres play).

You're making me want to bring my kids out there, and include a return trip to Petco. I brought my 7-year old out there last summer for a visit, and we did a Padres-Giants game with my brother and his family.....

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:20 am

http://www.elc.cc/

Its now a condo and retail space.
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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:20 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 9):
You're making me want to bring my kids out there, and include a return trip to Petco. I brought my 7-year old out there last summer for a visit, and we did a Padres-Giants game with my brother and his family.....

NICE!!! Come on back  Smile Let me know, maybe we could have an Anet Padres meet  stirthepot   tongue 

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:58 pm

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 8):
You guys are making me hungry! Anthony's is so good. I love their fish and chips!!

I think the best seafood in San Diego County has got to be the Fish House Vera Cruz. There's one in Carlsbad and also the original at Restaurant Row in San Marcos.
 
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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:17 am

Quoting N200WN (Reply 12):
the original at Restaurant Row in San Marcos.

Considering my brother's house is in the hills of San Marcos, that place sounds doable next time out.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 11):
maybe we could have an Anet Padres meet

Works good for me.....

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 1):
I do remember National crews staying there. On one occasion in about 1977 there was a party going on and the crew could not get any sleep. The captain canceled a DC-10 departure the next morning because of it.

What National never knew was that the DC-10 crew was actually holding the party!  Wink

Ahh how I like those room parties!

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RE: San Diego Restaurant

Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:56 am

San Diego is a fun layover city with it's Gaslamp district and all. We had a last minute flight to a Super Bowl event there. The closest rooms available were in L.A. A friend found a Yacht & Breakfast across the channel from the airport. Stayed in a real nice Hunter 48' separate staterooms. Guess we were lucky there were no National crews staying there as we needed our rest!  Wink
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