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Where Chefs Eat With George's at the Cove's Trey Foshee

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Welcome to another installment of our new Eater Guides feature, Where Chefs Eat. We want to know where the men and women of San Diego restaurants go to feed on their all-too-rare days off. Where do they choose to spend their hard-earned pay and what do they crave?

trey%20photo%20new.jpgSince 1999, Trey Foshee has been at the helm of La Jolla's iconic George's at the Cove, which encompasses George's Bar, Ocean Terrace and George's California Modern, their bastion of fine dining where the chef plates up his innovative, locally-driven cuisine through seasonal menus that includes his TBL3 experience; Foshee's chef de cuisine, Jon Bautista, was recently named an Eater Young Guns semi-finalist.

Here, Foshee shares his favorite local dining spots, from Chula Vista to Carlsbad; see where the chef eats sushi, buys coffee, and stops after a surf session.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Zumbar Coffee & Tea

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10920 Roselle St, #106
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 622-0000
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This is my local coffee spot and where I buy beans for the house. They take it seriously but are friendly and fast. There pastries are good but I go for the coffee.

2. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

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910 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 964-5400
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I have known Jason for over 20 years and we have worked together twice. He is a good friend and one of the best chefs in SD. I never get a dish from him that has anything unnecessary on it, it's always clear why each ingredient is there and to me that’s the sign of a great chef.

3. Pollos Maria

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3055 Harding St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-4858
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A good stop after a surf in Oceanside. Everything chicken is great here. Nice people serving good and tasty Mexican food.

4. Rubicon Deli

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3819 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-3354
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I don’t get there very often so I don’t have a regular item that I order but pretty much all their sandwiches kick ass.

5. Asi Es Jalisco

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1037 Broadway STE. A
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 426-1140
Birria is a dish I crave and this is the place I go for it, usually on Sundays.

6. Aqui es Texcoco

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1043 Broadway Ste 108
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 427-4045
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They have great barbacoa, mixiotes and sopes and this the only place I know that makes and serves pulque.

7. The Pho Shop

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3760 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 222-1447
I order the Bun Thit Nuong, it's seasoned well, and the meat is super tasty with a good balance of vegetables.

8. V.G. Donut & Bakery

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106 Aberdeen Dr
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
(760) 753-2400
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This place just has a neighborhood vibe. We go on Sundays, which is a tradition for a lot of families in Encinitas/Cardiff.

9. Kaito Sushi

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130 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-2746
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We go almost every Monday after tennis practice. Each member of the family has their favorite items, I just ask them to send me 4-5 orders of sushi. Always super fresh and seasonal, and they carry Koshihikari Echigo which is a rice beer that I enjoy.

1. Zumbar Coffee & Tea

10920 Roselle St, #106, San Diego, CA 92121
This is my local coffee spot and where I buy beans for the house. They take it seriously but are friendly and fast. There pastries are good but I go for the coffee.
10920 Roselle St, #106
San Diego, CA 92121

2. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
I have known Jason for over 20 years and we have worked together twice. He is a good friend and one of the best chefs in SD. I never get a dish from him that has anything unnecessary on it, it's always clear why each ingredient is there and to me that’s the sign of a great chef.
910 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

3. Pollos Maria

3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
A good stop after a surf in Oceanside. Everything chicken is great here. Nice people serving good and tasty Mexican food.
3055 Harding St
Carlsbad, CA 92008

4. Rubicon Deli

3819 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
I don’t get there very often so I don’t have a regular item that I order but pretty much all their sandwiches kick ass.
3819 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

5. Asi Es Jalisco

1037 Broadway STE. A, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Birria is a dish I crave and this is the place I go for it, usually on Sundays.
1037 Broadway STE. A
Chula Vista, CA 91911

6. Aqui es Texcoco

1043 Broadway Ste 108, Chula Vista, CA 91911
They have great barbacoa, mixiotes and sopes and this the only place I know that makes and serves pulque.
1043 Broadway Ste 108
Chula Vista, CA 91911

7. The Pho Shop

3760 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
I order the Bun Thit Nuong, it's seasoned well, and the meat is super tasty with a good balance of vegetables.
3760 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110

8. V.G. Donut & Bakery

106 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
This place just has a neighborhood vibe. We go on Sundays, which is a tradition for a lot of families in Encinitas/Cardiff.
106 Aberdeen Dr
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

9. Kaito Sushi

130 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
We go almost every Monday after tennis practice. Each member of the family has their favorite items, I just ask them to send me 4-5 orders of sushi. Always super fresh and seasonal, and they carry Koshihikari Echigo which is a rice beer that I enjoy.
130 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

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