UMAMI MART MATSURI FESTIVAL
SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop #5: Small Bar

PREFACE
Stop #1: South Beach Bar & Grille (Ocean Beach)
Stop #2: Tin Fish (Gaslamp Quarter)
Stop #3: Mariscos German Taco Truck (Normal Heights)
Stop #4: El Zarape (University Heights)

There's something about walking into a bar and having a dozen beer taps against a wall that excites me. It's doubly thrilling when I've never heard of half the beers.

Am I easily amused?

Which is why ending the fish taco crawl at Small Bar, just three doors down from El Zarape, was the perfect way to end the day. Look at all the taps!

SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop #5: Small Bar

Beer list- WOOHOO! From what I gather, San Diego has become a hotspot for microbreweries and artisan beer makers in the last ten or so years. Notable breweries (says Nate) include Green Flash, Port Brewing, Alesmith, Ballast Point and Stone.

SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop #5: Small Bar

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous. I heart the Stone logo.

SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop #5: Small Bar

I love me a good neighborhood bar-- it's just as necessary as a laundromat, corner store and greasy Chinese take-out joint. I guess this makes me easily amused, afterall!

SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop #5: Small Bar

Thanks everyone for coming out for the 21st Umamiventure!!! Hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did-- supreme gluttony and all.

SD Fish Taco Crawl, Stop #5: Small Bar

SMALL BAR
4628 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA
T: 619.795.7998

AFTERWORD
Dear San Diegans, please don't take your fish tacos for granted- there's nothing like it anywhere else in the California (maybe the entire USA??). Baja-style fish tacos FTW!

*Umamiventures are organized monthly, traveling far and wide to find good, cheap grub off the beaten path. We're gonna take a holiday hiatus in December, but expect a trip in the Bay Area at the top of 2010! I've been dying to go to St. George distillery-- stay tuned for details.

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Past Umamiventures include:
1.) Ocean Jewel Restaurant - Flushing, NYC; June 2007
2.) Red Hook Ball Fields - NYC; June 2007
3.) Taste of Jackson Heights - NYC; October, 2007
4.) Sripraphai Restaurant - Woodside, NYC; November 2007
5.) WINTERMARKET - South St. Seaport; December 2007
6.) Jackson Diner- Jackson Heights, NYC; January 2008
7.) Pacificana - Sunset Park, NYC; February 2008
8.) Puerto Alegre - The Mission, SF; March 2008
9.) Dinosaur BBQ - Harlem, NYC; April 2008
10.) Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden - Astoria, NYC; May 2008
11.) Brooklyn Banh Mi Crawl - Sunset Park, NYC; August 2008
12.) Sheapshead Bay Lobster Crawl - NYC; September 2008
13.) Flushing Food Circuit - NYC; October 2008
14.) Strong Beer Month - SF; March 2009
15.) Loisaida Throwback Crawl - NYC; April 2009
16.) Harley Farms Goat Dairy - Pescadero, CA; June 2009
17.) Tomales Bay Oyster Farm - Marshall, CA; August 2009
18.) Din Tai Fung - LA; September 2009
19.) Din Tai Fung - Tokyo; September 2009
20.) Schroeder's Oktoberfest - SF; October 2009