While in San Diego last week, I met up with my friend Lisa, who took me out for lunch at Urban Solace in North Park.
I first met Lisa at the Little Italy Mercato Market back in February, and we have kept in touch ever since. She is a very talented woman who is soon opening her own organic gourmet popsicle shop in Normal Heights. I'm very excited to share the details of her new store in my next post.
Urban Solace was recently voted "Best of the Best" by the readers of San Diego Magazine, and "Best American Food" by the critics of San Diego Magazine. In 2008, they were voted ‘Best New Restaurant’ and ‘Best Sunday Brunch’ by the same publication. Urban Solace serves American comfort food that is both classic and cutting edge.
For lunch, I ordered the grilled albacore tuna sandwich. This was rare tuna on a grilled egg bun with arugula, tomato, lemon thyme aioli, and grilled onions. It was cooked perfectly, and tasted great. A side of rockin' sweet potato fries was served with the sandwich. I highly recommend this dish.
Grilled Albacore Tuna Sandwich
I didn't just stop at the sandwich, I also ordered a side of duckaroni. This was a rich mac n' cheese dish with duck confit, blue cheese, arugula, scallions, and roasted garlic.
Lisa ordered the grilled four cheese sandwich with a creamy tomato-fennel soup. I had a taste of the soup, and was blown away. It was full of flavor and I had major soup envy. This dish was also served with a side of sweet potato fries.
Grilled Four Cheese Sandwich with Tomato-Fennel Soup
We sat outside on the terrace, and enjoyed our meals in the warm sunny San Diego weather.Urban Solace
3823 30th Street
San Diego, California, USA