The final two annual installments of Eater San Diego’s year-end survey of local food writers on the past year in the San Diego dining scene dropped as the year turned. Here are my contributions to the last two parts of that survey:
What was your single best meal in 2015?
It is impossible for me to decide between my two best. First, was Chef Diego Hernandez’s five course tasting menu at Corazon de Tierra in the Valle de Guadalupe, rightly listed as one of San Pellegrino’s 50 best restaurants in all of Latin America. But Davin Waite’s omakase at Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub in Oceanside is an experience like no other. Indeed, Waite’s food is like that of no other. Sushi but not, high end but not fine dining, it is some of the most creative food being done anywhere.
What are your headline predictions for 2016?
“Neighborhood restaurant opens and succeeds without big-name chef and big-budget build-out.”