One of the greatest joys of Comic-Con is the quest for food, as regular Beat readers know. From a filling lunch consisting of a handful of carrots to a hearty dinner of clawing at the last crumbs of chips at the Wired Cafe happy hour, Comic-Con is a food orgy for the hardworking folks at Stately Beat Manor.
Luckily some people have a clearer idea of where to go to grab a bite. The folks at CCI haveput up an exhaustive list of restaurants, including many con specials where you need to just show your badge to get extra goodies or a discount. The locals love Comic-Con –it’s official!
Comics gourmet C.B. Cebluski has teamed with iFanboy’s Ron Richards, Top Cow’s Filip Sablik and Joshua Sheehan for a guide to good eats around town. It is a great guide but do these guys EVER eat anything besides burgers, fried things and steak? The Beat does better on our diet of scraps than all that red meat. However, it is agreed that the fish tacos at Tin Fish are among the best eats of the con. And that octopus carpaccio at Nobu sounds yummy, too. Got a suggestion for where to eat chicken or fish? Sound off in the comments!
Finally, the unofficial Comic-Con blog has a guide to the food carts which, like everything else, will be out in force.
A “Food Truck Food Court” will be at San Diego Comic-Con this year! Here are the details: Location: the lot located at the 1st/Island/2nd/J lot. When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (some trucks will be there on Sunday but most won’t) They can be selling from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm although most trucks will be gone by 8:00pm The entrance will be off 1st Ave, right next to the Comedy Central interactive park. Warner Brothers and Disney will also be doing projects in the lot. Trucks scheduled to be there include: Chop Sooey, Patty Melt, Super Q, Asian Persuasion, Two For The Road, Devilicious, SD Street Eats, Flippin Pizza and Green Truck. This list may change! Important note–there is NO public parking in the lot.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.