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Sweet deal going on right across that beautiful pedestrian bridge outside San Diego State.


Sweet potato fries for $2.50, French for $2, veggie egg rolls for $3 and shrimp tempura for $4.

This is at State Street Grill (5131 College Avenue, Suite F, 619-286-4700), the pretty sophisticated hangout that David Dadon and his sons Jacob, Barry, and Darryl run.


Happy hour drinks are good, too. You get a hot sake for $2, pay $4 for a “personal” pitcher of domestic beer (about a pint and a half), and $7 for the large.

These are happy hour prices and happy hour is seven days a week from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. till close.

They’re heavy on Japanese food here, and if you work it right you don’t have to empty the wallet. Like, get a State Street dragon roll (with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, eel, avocado, $11.95), and a second dish is half price, if you get a drink. So yeah, a bit complicated, but hey, you could just share.


State Street dragon roll

Point is, nights with buds here can be great, the kind you’ll remember when you’re hobbled and gray, and humming that old tune “Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end…”

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