It's Saturday afternoon and my husband suggested that we try a new happy hour in Golden Hill. It was only four miles away, so we decided it was worth a try. I was a little dubious because the “nice neighborhood pub” he found last weekend turned out to be a dive. Golden Hill is one mile east of downtown and south of Balboa Park. There was plenty of free street parking.
Fortunately, The Counterpoint, 830 25th Street, San Diego, was a great find. It is a small contemporary restaurant with a European flair. We sat by the window and enjoyed $3 wine and $3 beer. We also ordered an appetizer: bacon-wrapped dates with cream cheese and bitter chocolate. They were great but probably a better dessert than appetizer.
After enjoying the libations, the real bonus was a leisurely stroll through the trendy Golden Hill historic neighborhood. Many of the Victorian homes and apartments date back to the late 1800s. Here are some of my favorites: