Turning the tide and getting jobs back is Master Sushi Chef Gerardo Torres. Behind the counter at Ue Kara Grill he is serving up quality Sushi with jalapenos and cilantro. Thus knocking out the wasabe supplier and serving the balance of trade, keeping it all home grown and locally owned. The tea is Yamamotoyama though.At the helm of Ue Kara Grill is Arturo Ayala of Chula Vista. Building it through sweat equity, no bank's outrageous loans to tie him down. At times I think, "Like Sancho Panza he is chasing fish gills." I'd like to say he is 25 years too late but he is only 23 years old, shouldn't he be going Chinese? Whatever the case I will be fascinating to see his business grow. Torres is a creative chef with 15 years at Ichiban in PB and a two-year stint as head chef at Sushiya in Otay Ranch. Ayala's grandfather was the largest exporter of fish in the state of Morenos, Mexico. They have a fighting chance in a tough downtown market.Try the Sashimi Mexican Style. I had it with Yellow Tail Tuna, but I think with Salmon may have been a better selection. The dish was topped with jalepeños, lemon, cilantro, a seaweed salad and gobo. Nonetheless, it was a nice surprise like a jumbo ceviche and a beautiful photo op. In fact all of Torres' creations are almost too pretty to eat. The decor is not yet much to look at, but there is tile for a new floor in one corner, new higher tables are on order, and a liquor license application has been filed. Yogata! That is Japanese for Que Bien! He has a 42 inch flat panel in place and a large projection screen. Outdoor seating is available. There were no Foo Fighters, in fact the place was a bit too silent, make your mark drop off some classical Biwa (a pear shaped lute) or some hardcore Japanese punk.Ue Kara Grill also has a great selection of Udon Noodles, Bento (lunch) boxes for under $7.00 making it a destination for a quick and convenient downtown lunch and in San Diego, isn't it right to have Sushi with a bit of Mexican flair?
Walking into the Gaslamp Garage, I notice that this was not a typical novelty store. The walls were covered with murals, the ceiling lined with old rims and tires, making true every sense of the store's name. On the back wall were Roxy, Hurley and Quicksilver clothing and accessories. This means that I could find a bathing suit for me and a gift for my little sister all in one store. I was impressed by the colorful decor and upbeat music. With 5,000 square feet of retail space, I could browse for hours. The coffee table books were fun, with titles like "He Said, She Said." Not only that, this store offers the largest selection of souvenir merchandise in San Diego. You can find anything from a T-shirt, keychain, shot glass, or fleece hoodie. The employees were professional, dressed in store polo shirts. I could definitely do a lot of shopping here.
So I went to a couple of parties downtown last weekend and ended up at The Tipsy Crow!! It was my first time being here and I had a blast the service I received here was amazing and all the bartenders really new how to make some drinks. What made this place stand out from the rest of the bars in downtown is that they are very unique the way they came up with all the extra amenities you get for hanging out here.
Tipsy Crow was so much fun!!! The bartenders really knew there drinks and usually when you go to bars or clubs the bartenders are really arrogant but not here they were friendly and when you asked a question about the Tipsy Crow they did not hesitate to give you a honest answer. My Boyfriend and I had a blast and we are going back tomorrow this is our new place to go to in Downtown!!!
I love coming here after work on Thursdays they have the best happy hour in town and I always have a blast. I love the atmosphere and the staff is great as well. The bartender was the best thou she remembered all of out names and she recommended something for my girlfriend that was not really strong but tasted great! Thank You The Tipsy Crow for always a great time.
This place was just ok. I think it is great for drinking, but not food. We went on a saturday around 730. They have Saturday happy hour till 8 so that's a plus. The food was pretty bland and greasy. They had a nice selection of beer on tap and a variety of cocktails. Pretty disappointed with the food though, so I have to knock it down a few stars. Service was quick
One day after work I came to The Tipsy Crow with a few co workers and we had the time of our lives the music was really good and our bartender was awesome the happy hour specials were great and I will recommend this new spot to all my friends and family members can not wait to come back and have some more outrageous fun.
My boyfriend and I came here while passing by on a Friday night and it was so cool in here they had everything you can think of for a bar. The music was great service was awesome and all the people there were really friendly and laid back. Thank You Tipsy Crow for an amazing night.
Drink exchange? It definitely made drinking a bit more interesting. It was a new and fun way to get your drink on. Great music and the happy hour is killer. I'll definitely be back to experience some more of this crazy place. This is probably my new hang out in downtown.
Friday was my Sisters 21st birthday and we had such an amazing time at The Tipsy Crow it was so laid back no drama and everything they had there was unique and for you to have a FUN time. We went for a good time and that is what I received here. I WILL BE BACK SOON!