Getaway: San Diego


Some places just fall off my radar. It’s not that I have anything against them, but I just get busy hopping about and plain forget. Then, before I know it, it’s been ages since I last visited, say, San Diego, which is ridiculous since it’s only a short jaunt away.

This past weekend I remedied that by jumping in the car and heading south. The excuse was to check out the first ever San Diego Surf Film Festival, but really it was just great to get away and take a few days off (something that’s a rarity for me). As someone who’s barely-able-to-surf, I was in the minority but I was welcomed with open arms just the same.

There was a mix of filmmakers, photographers, artists, shapers, and groms, all with the common love for getting stoked about the ocean. Though the weekend was decidedly not about food, and I spent a good deal of it at the beach or looking at footage of the beach, I still managed to sneak in a visit to my friend’s restaurant, a stop by a fellow Le Cordon Bleu grad’s place, and a few greasy bites of the largest burrito I’ve ever seen.


Here’s a little ditty rounding up the weekend with clips from the festival, our feasts, and our other fun times.

Though I was only there for a short weekend, I still made some great discoveries. Here are a few of the songs, films, restos, and stores worth checking out:
Soundtrack: Mattson 2 (a local band who played the opening night)

Favorite films: Gauchos del Mar, Going Vertical, and Promised Land

Food finds:
4996 West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego

Prep Kitchen San Diego
7556 Fay Avenue, La Jolla

Quality Social
789 6th Avenue, San Diego

Other worthwhile stops:
Bird’s Surf Shed
1091 West Morena Blvd, San Diego

Bloom San Diego
660 9th Avenue, San Diego

The Griffin
1310 Morena Blvd, San Diego

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