I come to you from the east, no matter where I go in this great county I’m coming from the east. Today I drop off the elevation covered with the white snow to find some natural heat because it’s cold where I live. Along the way, there is one point where I can see all the way to the ocean doted with a peninsula called Point Loma, a couple of islands called Coronado and I see those funny box buildings in Coronado standing like sentries watching my lands, keeping the land safe.
I follow the ribbon called I-8 down to the estuary we called the OB Dog Beach Estuary back in the day. It’s still too cold to be called Miami’s South Beach but I’ll settle for OB.
With Alexi Murdoch rolling on the tape player and my ride buzzing steadily to my natural heater, I wonder where to grab a bite to eat.
I’ve lived here all my life, with the exception of the four years I spent in Old Lynwood of 1962, yet I’ve never made it to Hodad’s and everyone knows they do the best burger around, so I figure that’s the spot. Heading south on Bacon I can’t believe there’s a visible line of humanity heading east on Newport Ave starting at the front door of Hodad’s and that’s why I’ve not done a burger from that fine establishment yet.
I’m a little bummed at not eating a Hodad burger once again, but I’m in OB so I can’t stay that way too long and I press on figuring I’d look out over Sunset and watch the big sets rolling in. I roll past the houses on Sunset Cliffs Blvd and just before you roll out of the low rent district and follow the ultra rich homes on High Rentville still known as Sunset Cliffs, there to my right I see a little tiny spot that I’ve passed hundreds of times and it calls me to eat at Point Loma Beach Cafe http://www.sandiegoreader.com/places/point-loma-beach-cafe located at 1424 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, fronted by Ocean Front Street which is like two buildings east of the ocean waves. Good street parking allows me to park and stroll to the Cafe where I survey the menu.
I was starving and ordered a turkey avocado on sourdough while Nancy went with the BLT on toasted wheat bread. Our tab came up to about $13.00 and we were very satisfied with the entire experience. Hodad’s loss is our newest favorite spot for good tasting healthy eats from Point Loma Beach Cafe. Who knew Point Loma had a beach to park it’s cafe at?
When you take life as it is served up sometimes you drink lemonade and in this outing we decided to not only enjoy the food at the Beach Cafe but we stayed on at the Inn At Sunset Cliffs because it is spectacular for very reasonable rates. We can't wait to go back for an instant replay at the Cafe and Inn at Sunset Cliffs.