The East Village owes much of its revitalization to Petco Park. The Padres’ home stadium opened in 2004 and has attracted hot new restaurants—not only in the surrounding area, but inside it as well. Cruising the concession stands is akin to a citywide food crawl. Cheer on slugger Matt Kemp and the home team, and sample Hodad’s burgers, Lucha Libre tacos, Phil’s BBQ, and Baked Bear ice cream sandwiches. Stone Brewing Co. and Ballast Point’s Draft taproom provide the requisite game-day beer.
San Diego, California