Even in 100-degree weather- their Vietnamese pho is DELICIOUS! I just went here recently for the first time, and I loved their soup. I also ordered their House Special sandwich and Thai tea which were delicious as well. The restaurant itself is very dim inside. The service is great though. We sat down, ordered, and got our food quickly, which was a surprise with how busy it was inside. This is definitely a place I would go to next time I'm in Vegas!
This place is awesome for late night breakfast. It's located in Terrible's Hotel & Casino, which is off the strip on Flamingo Rd. It's open 24 hours, and they have a Graveyard Special menu from 11pm to 7am, which includes breakfast meals for as low as $2.99. I've gone here twice, and for the prices of the meals, it's definitely a great place to go for late night munchies after a night out in Vegas! You save so much money than eating at restaurants on the strip.
I love Daydreams Cafe. This is a great place to go to make personalized, hand-painted gifts for your loved ones! It adds a little more to know that it was specially designed by you. For all the guys listening, this is a cute place to bring your lady to on a date! Girls eat this kinda stuff up, so you'll definitely win brownie points for taking her. Plus it's always nice seeing your final product after all the hard work you put into it!
One star taken off because of the prices- but then again it's understandable since it's in the heart of a tourist location. I ate at San Diego Burger Company when I was visiting Seaport Village, because I felt it'd give me the most for my dollar. It's kind of pricey, but after tasting their burger, it's well worth it. I tried the avocado bacon burger, and paired it with fries with nacho cheese. Best combo ever. Nearly cost me almost $15, with a drink- but at least it tasted good.
When you see Margarita's Kitchen, you kind of think it wouldn't really be any good. I tried it out one time because I wanted to taste their frozen margaritas. The margs were DELICIOUS, and were pretty big for only $4-5. I ordered their Super Nachos with carne asada, and was surprised by how tasty it was. And they have really good hot sauce, which is the deal breaker for me. So all in all, four stars, because of taste and because of the margarita. Would've been five if it was a little cheaper.
If you don't want to pay for overpriced drinks in a club, it's always a great idea to head to Star Bar first! I went here for the first time on my 21st birthday, and I heard about how they have Filipino "aunties" working at the bar. It's probably as divey as dive bars get.. a little sketchy, the booths are ripped and duct-taped, and the bathrooms are horrible. But for cheap alcohol, you're probably too drunk to care.
Ginza is the best place to get sushi in National City. It's a pretty small restaurant, but it never gets buys, so we never have to worry about seating. They have a wide selection of sushi, which I love. My favorite is the Yummy Roll- and it definitely lives up to it's name!
Flashbacks is one of the best vintage stores you can find in Hillcrest. Compared to the other vintage stores, the prices here are a lot better- but still pretty pricey. They have a huge selection of vintages clothes in every era. It's always fun rummaging through the clothes to find some outrageous outfits.
Back when I used to live on Harbison, I would always walk to this liquor store with my friends to stock up on Mexican candy. Since then, I frequent this place now & then, especially when I go with my boyfriend to the Salvanera dentistry right next door. It's a pretty well-kept liquor store, and the employees are very nice and not creepy at all (like at other liquor stores).
I love that this place is right off the freeway near my house, because I can always come here for Mexican candy! They have all my favorites- Lucas chili powder, mango & watermelon lollipops, pulparindo, veros, & more! It's gotten harder to find Mexican candy for a cheap price, so I'm glad this place is convenient for me.