Wang's North Park (Permanently Closed)
3029 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
This Palm Springs transplant melds Asian fusion with traditional Chinese cuisine in a deep-east glamorous (if not cavernous) dining room. You know the place: where the now-iconic 50-foot pink-and-purple cartoon dinosaur — painted by Madsteez — stomps along University Avenue’s historic JCPenney building. Crunch into Good Fortune Hour ’til 7 daily for $4 wells, $6 large martinis, $4 red or white wine, $4 drafts, $4 domestic bottles, and $5 import bottles. Nibble happy with $3 edamame hummus and wonton chips, $3 veggie spring rolls, $4 cream-cheese wontons, $5 salt & pepper shrimp, $4.50 dumplings, $5 jalapeño calamari, $4 beef skewers, and $3 edamame bowl. Invoke Tiki Tuesdays for $5 rum and punch cocktails and $8 pupu platters.