Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 2 - Page 42

last Locals Only Eat and drink like a San Diego native with suggestions from these Evans Hotels employees for the best coffee shop, music venue and restaurants in the area. BY JACKIE ADAMS “ CROWN POINT COFFEE is the No. 1 location close to the Bahia Resort Hotel for coffee. It’s my favorite location in all of this area. They have the freshest coffee and breakfast sandwiches. It’s a little hole- in-the-wall place down the street and it’s just this diamond of Pacific Beach. I drive all the way down for it sometimes on the weekends.” (3510 Ingraham St.; 858-272- 8003; crownpointcoffee.com) “There’s a roller coaster that we have here at Belmont Park in Mission Beach and right near that is the WAVEHOUSE . It’s an outside venue with fire pits and they have an artificial wave that people can either boogie board or surf on. It’s a great San Diego spot, because you’re outside and you’re right on the board- walk. It’s good for people who want to come out and get the local San Diego flavor.” (3125 Ocean Front Walk; 858-228-9283; wavehousesandiego.com) —Melissa McDermott, director of sales at Evans Hotels —Mike Cannon, front desk supervisor at Bahia Resort Hotel “ CANNONBALL is over in the WaveHouse complex, facing the beach in Mission Beach. The decor is really cool inside because it looks like the inside of the swimming pool and then it has this logo of a sumo wrestler doing a cannonball into a pool. They have really good sushi, the atmosphere is nice and it has amazing views. It’s a little bit pricey, but it’s in a great area and there are a lot of other places around there to grab a drink or you can ride the roller coaster. It’s a good date spot.” (3105 Ocean Front Walk; 858-228- 9304; cannonballsd.com) “After a beautiful sunset walk along the beach, head east three blocks and you will find the best date night spot in Pacific Beach. ENOTECA ADRIANO is a cozy Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor patio seating covered in twinkle lights. They have an extensive wine list and actu- ally started as Pacific Beach’s first wine bar. Everything on the menu is divine, but their burrata specialty plates as a starter and the Pope’s Pillow for dessert are a must-try.” (4864 Cass. St; 858-490-0085; enotecaadriano.com) —Sarah Roberto, bartender at Tangier Bar at Bahia Resort Hotel and the Bahia Belle —Amber Lighty, director of catering at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa “ LAHAINA BEACH HOUSE is a true beachfront bar. It has an open-air deck area that overlooks the Pacific Ocean—it truly is the perfect place to go to listen to music, enjoy a drink and eat an amazing burger or taco and watch the sunset. It’s the epitome of the Pacific Beach lifestyle: Fun in the sun. And all of their pricing is under $10 for food, and it’s cash only.” (710 Oliver Ct.; 858-270-3888) “One of the best places to watch the sunset is KATE SESSIONS PARK . It’s known in the area, but visitors who come here might not know how good it is. It’s probably 2 to 3 miles from Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, but it’s up in this huge, beautiful grass park, and it looks down on Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach and Mission Beach, and it has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is so pic- turesque. I found it when I went to my nephew’s birthday party there.” (5115 Soledad Rd.; 619-525-8213) —Charlotte J. Corvi, executive director of sales at Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa 42 —Dave Hopper, banquet captain at Catamaran Resort Hotel