Keli Dailey deserves applause for her affordable eats article in the San Diego U-T on how to get through Comic-Con on a budget. I like her recommendation of China Too, the hole in the wall, NYC-like, Chinese restaurant. One of my favorites. Likewise Burger Lounge and Bite M.E.
She failed, however, to go deep and imagine the cheapest places within walking distance of the Convention Center. I can think of two. So here we go.
1. Ralph’s Supermarket at First and G Streets. Plenty of freshly made food, salads, sandwiches and sushi. Ralph’s has set up an outdoor venue to cater to passersby just for Comic-Con. You have to enter the supermarket to get the best it has to offer.
2. The Horton Plaza food court at First and G Streets. The food court is located on the upper level. There are at least a dozen choices. And compared to a restaurant, you can have as much or as little as you want at a food court.
After that, if you are staying at the 500 West Hotel, don’t ignore Grand Central Cafe in the hotel. It has a great breakfast. And there is always Breugger’s Bagels across the street. If you walk down Kettner Blvd to the Convention Center, you can stop at Brickyard Coffee and Tea for a breakfast burrito built on a spicy red pepper tortilla. It rocks!