11 Spots to Eat & Drink If You're Headed to Comic-Con


San Diego’s ultimate annual geek-fest is nearly upon us! This year’s Comic-Con (which runs Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 24) once again promises to bring fanboys and fangirls from far and wide to our fair city for a four-day celebration of all things pop-culture. But with less than stellar food choices on offer at the 'Con, escape the costumed craziness and refuel at one of these eleven awesome eateries and watering holes within walking distance of the Convention Center instead.

1 Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

In honor of Comic-Con, BASIC will be rocking the block with two back-to-back parties. Join comic book artist/designer Gabe Eltaeb on Wednesday, July 20, and LA-based toy store Munky King on Thursday, July 21 for their 9th annual Comic-Con celebration. Be prepared for dual nights of cold beers, hot pies, and DJ tunes.

2 Puesto

Puesto’s culinary team has created a Comic-Con themed selection of dishes, including a dynamic duo of special tacos— the Maine lobster and filet mignon-filled El Heroé Taco ($10) complete with melted cheese, avocado, crispy onions, chipotle heroé sauce, and the duck carnitas El Villain Taco ($8) with black bean purée, whipped avocado, and habanero pickled onion. A combination of Vida mescal, Guanabana, tamarindo, lime leaf and charred orange, we hear the El Mezcalito cocktail ($12) makes the perfect sidekick.

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