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If you’re looking for a unique experience in San Diego…then I think I’ve got it.

Last Tuesday night, London and I went to dinner and a (Oh Wonder) show at West Coast Tavern/The Observatory North Park. West Coast Tavern is the restaurant connected to The Observatory. And while I’ve been to The Observatory venue several times for shows (e.g. Jungle and Tame Impala) I never knew that the VIP/Balcony area existed.

When London and I first arrived to the show, we were seriously worried that we weren’t supposed to like Oh Wonder. Everyone was literally 18, or younger with a guardian. However, I guess they were just trendy teens, something we’ve always aspired to be 😛

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Everything was running a little late (mainly stemming from the doors opening ~20 minutes behind). Fortunately, we our dinner was located in the balcony area overlooking the stage. So we were able to sit, relax, eat and enjoy a literally elevated experience!

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We started off with the charcuterie & cheese board (because we can never seem to pass one of these up when we’re together). And the seared hamachi tostadas (which were perfectly mini little bites filled with a lot of flavor).

For cocktails, if you know us and rose…we had to try the “Ladies Choice” made with minuty rose, pamplemousse, leon, simple syrup.

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Next we had the quinoa & feta salad, and I was loving the black olives, marcona almonds and lemon oregano vinaigrette in this (London also said this seemed like a salad I’d make for lunch).

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Lastly, we shared the prosciutto flatbread, that had a sundried tomato pesto base underneath a layer of gooey cheese. Between the food, drinks and live music, we were fully satisfied and entertained in all aspects.

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If you’re planning on seeing a show at The Observatory North Park (and they’ve got a lot of good ones coming up), I highly recommend reserving a table in the balcony section. We had completely unobstructed views. You could hear everyone on the ground level singing to the band (in a good way). And we also got to enjoy a variety of food and drinks delivered straight to our table. And, if Oh Wonder is ever playing near you, go see them! They were amazing live! I would say, even better than on Spotify. And contrary to what I said above, they’re not just for teens! 😉

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