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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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April 6, 2009

San Diego

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Thanks to the readership for all the suggestions. Today I managed to survive on fish tacos for lunch and a fearsome bacon burger at Hodad's over in Ocean Beach for dinner. Good thing the hotel has a gym. No one's going to mistake Newport Street there for La Jolla, are they? Tomorrow I'm having a working lunch, a light one, I should hope, and at some point I'll do my Mexican thing over on University Avenue (Super Cocina has come highly recommended).

And yes, for the folks back at the shop who read the site, I am doing something here other than plow through the local food. Honest. I have witnesses that I was in every single talk at the meeting today, and y'all know from experience how rare that is.

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1. NH_chem on April 7, 2009 7:05 AM writes...

Enjoy the Mexican food. You won't see that out on the East Coast. I love getting to California when I can!

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2. Anonymous on April 7, 2009 8:56 AM writes...

dont forget to go to the beach and catch a couple of waves. its been beautiful here in san diego the past couple of days.

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3. Cloud on April 7, 2009 10:35 AM writes...

I'm glad you're enjoying your time here. No, no one is going to mistake Ocean Beach for La Jolla!

Its funny- one of the things I missed most when I temporarily relocated from San Diego to New Jersey was Mexican food. And margaritas- I quickly realized that it was foolish to order margaritas in New Jersey. But now that I've been back for quite awhile, I don't get out for good Mexican food that often.

I used to take the train to New York City to get my Mexican food fix. There is a restaurant in NYC called Los Dos Molinos that is run by the same family who run the restaurants of the same name in my home town in Arizona. They have good food and excellent margaritas. But they're New Mexico Mex and will set your mouth on fire if you're not careful!

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4. Chemjobber on April 7, 2009 7:41 PM writes...

Seems like you can get around; if so, you will want to take Torrey Pines Road north from TSRI to Del Mar for the best view of the beach in North County (IMHO.)

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5. Sili on April 8, 2009 11:43 AM writes...

Well, you need a lot of calories to run your brain, anyway.

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6. wisdom teeth removal on April 15, 2009 4:39 PM writes...

it has been too long since I was last in San Diego.

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7. Chemjobber on April 15, 2009 5:03 PM writes...

Dude, everyone knows that you get dental work done in TJ.

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