Chuck's Favorite Eats: San Diego

Find out where to eat on 30th Street in San Diego.

San Diego's 30th Street

San Diego has it all: the beaches, zoo, aquarium and marine park. This city encompasses the whole sunny California dream. But for a deep dive into some of the best food in California, you'll want to venture inland to 30th Street.

Roast Coach

Every morning, Jenna Woodruff and Salpi Sleiman wheel a custom-made cart, the Roast Coach, onto the sidewalk to wake up the North Park neighborhood with pour-over coffee drinks shaken cocktail-style.


Along with their caffeinated cocktails, Jenna and Salpi also serve up sweet, spherical Danish pancakes called aebleskivers  hard to pronounce, but all too easy to eat.

Shady Bunch   

Chuck poses for a pic with the Roast Coach owners, Salpi and Jenna.

The Smoking Goat

Chuck's next stop is The Smoking Goat, a cozy bistro that serves French and American "countryside fare."

Poulet Basquaise

Chef Fred Piehl shows Chuck how he makes Poulet Basquaise, a classic French dish composed of quick-braised chicken and creamy, cheesy polenta.

Urban Solace

A local favorite for brunch and dinner alike, Urban Solace serves modern American cuisine along with boutique wines, craft beers and fabulous homemade cocktails.

Watermelon Salad        

Chef Matt Gordon shows Chuck how to make his simple and summery watermelon salad, using only the freshest (and locally sourced) ingredients.

Watch Chuck's Eat the Street

Hungry for more? Tune in to Cooking Channel for more of Chuck's silly antics and foodie finds, Thursdays at 10pm ET.

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