Hotel: Marriott Gaslamp Would I stay again? Yes. It is conveniently located in the gaslamp district and close to the conference I attended at the Hilton. It has a lounge and a rooftop bar.
Marriott gaslamp room 2126
View from the Marriott
View from the Marriott
Lunch: Tin Fish Gaslamp
Would I dine again? Maybe. There are so many restaurants in San Diego and I wanted dish tacos and a short walk.
Fish tacos/ octopus tacos
Dinner:Juniper and Ivy Would I dine again? Most definitely. I was dining with colleagues and so we each picked a “bite” to start, then a small plate and then entreés. I loved my yellowtail bite, the heirloom tomatoes and the black cod. My colleagues each had the steak which they shared a bite and that too was amazing. I look forward to returning on my annual trip to San Diego!
Juniper and Ivy menu
Breakfast: Lucky’s Lunch Counter Would I dine again? Yes. It’s around the. Order from the Marriott, you can build your own breakfast burrito and it’s per diem friendly!
Build your own burrito
Dinner:Ironside Fish & Oyster Would I dine again? Yes. But I admit I liked dinner at Juniper and Ivy a little better. I liked the menu options with lots of fresh fish and it was easy to share with others. I tried a bunch of items including two desserts.
Dinner:Davonti Enoteca Would I dine again? Yes. The menu seemed familiar and it was because I dined at a location in Chicago and had the same polenta and ragu. Group dining is great because we tried a bunch of dishes!
Hotel: Four Points City Centre
Would I stay again? No. Nope. Not going to happen. Very convenient location for me for business, but the hotel rooms feel old, small and there are so many more options out there.
Lunch: Mein Restaurant
Would I dine again? Yes. Two of my favorite dishes are bbq pork and soup dumplings plus I had a booth big enough to get some work done. If they had a second location in north Dallas, I would be there often.
Dinner: International Smoke(closed)
Would I dine again? Probably not. The restaurant was walking distance from my hotel. The service was severely lacking from when I sat down and the manager ended up taking my order and checking on me throughout my meal. I enjoyed the food but would do dinner elsewhere during my next trip to Houston.
RHotel: aloft Rogers-Bentonville
Would I stay again? Yes. I like the aLoft brand, the staff was nice and it was conveniently located to my clients and to downtown Bentonville.
Lunch: The Preachers Son
Would I dine again? Yes. But I would try it for dinner. My lunch was delicious but I was one of 4 tables so the experience was a bit different than a full restaurant.
The Preacher’s Son
Inside the Preacher’s Son
Dinner: The Hive
Would I dine again? Yes. The restaurant is at the 21c hotel and they had their well known penguins in the restaurant. I greatly enjoyed my pork chop for dinner and the cotton candy at the end of the meal.
cornbread at the Hive
cotton candy to end the meal
The 21c penquin
The Hive Menu
Dessert:The Spark Café/ Walton’s 5&10 Would I dine again? Yes. I usually like to check out the dessert menu where I have dinner but if I wanted a quick scoop, of ice cream and I was downtown, sure, I would return.