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Oh man. What a night.

You had to be there.

And I mean outside Comic-Con, not inside.

This was around seven in the evening.

I get off the trolley at Gaslamp Quarter, and there, okay, for a start, crowds, of wizards, Vaders, drummers, 10-foot stilt dancers, a guy who’d do back flips for you for two bucks…

But the biggest surprise was Tin Fish, the reasonably-priced eatery right there in the plaza across from the Hard Rock Hotel (Tin Fish Gaslamp, 170 Sixth Avenue, by Gaslamp trolley stop, 619-238-8100) , where the makers of the TV series "Grimm" have decorated the whole patio like a forest, with lichen-moss umbrellas, a wrap of the Tin Fish building with photos of giant trees, and even a “get lost” path through a mini-forest of real trees.

And first nite anyway everybody, but everybody (okay didn’t see no movie stars) was there.

Felt like Midsummer Night’s Dream…

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The good news? Tin Fish hasn’t upped its prices for the duration. I could’ve had a regular $4 cod fish taco. Instead I got me a $7.50 taco platter with the cod taco plus their dee-lish crosscut French fries and cole slaw.

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Sisters Carnela and Ronalda eat tacos near the Grimm Forest...

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...along with maybe 20 fellow fantasy feasters.

Taco came with shredded cabbage, cheddar cheese, salsa, and a white sauce.

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Jessica

Jessica the waitress also brought out a bottle of hot sauce, but the white sauce-salsa-batter-fish combo was so tasty I didn’t use it.

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Rest of the night, living the fantasy everyone had created.

Free.

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Lori, who's into vampires, won a ticket to Comic-Con in a radio contest. She has her own special dietary needs. They involve her friend Estelle...

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More in upcoming Tin Fork.

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