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“Eclectic mix of businesses”
Review of Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue
Ranked #9 of 54 things to do in Escondido
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Owner description: Several antique stores
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Grand Avenue is like coming home to a time past. It is the site of the Escondido Farmers' Market on Tuesday afternoons, where the vegetables and fruits are abundant, as well as flowers and food specialties like kabobs. There is a large fabric store - not a chain version, a long, narrow barber shop (Andy's) with a parrot out front, a modern kitchen and bath design store, a vacuum and sewing machine store on the corner, the family pizza restaurant, an Irish pub, a wine bar, and many more. Our favorites, though, are two of the dining venues, which happen to be almost directly across the street from each other. Vincent's Restaurant is a very special, elegant place that is so narrow you can almost miss it when walking past. It is the site of our special dinners while in the area. The other, A Delight of France, also known as the French Bakery and Bistro, is our favorite lunch or brunch spot. It is now under new ownership, and we see a great improvement in the service and upkeep of the tables. The food is exceptional - and then there are the pastries and deadly, large almond croissants! The street is a good place to stroll.

3  Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

All the shops and restaurants to fill your day. And when you are there for the farmer's market you will enjoy your fruits and veggies!

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

In grand on tuesdays is the Farmers market exelent time to visit you could get must vegetales and plaven peolple or have a cooffe or the best pizza in town from Vinz restaurant. have fun.

Thank mmduny
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Grand Avenue is making a comeback and the residents couldn't be happier! This is a long established location with Such Major potential and it finally seems to be revitalizing. New businesses are coming in and diversifying. The Grand Tea Room is a thriving welcomed place and the owner is just lovely. The other new restaurants are doing well and deservedly so. Escondido Business Assoc needs to give the whole street a full scale high powered wash to clean up the sidewalks, and make the store owners keep it clean thereafter, but aside from that, it is a bustling place with lots of regular activities that make this a worthwhile place to visit year round.

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

lots of great little restaurants... though several have gone out of business... next time you are in the mood for dinner - check out Grand vs. some chain.
Also worth checking out is cruz'in grand - old cars, Friday nights in the summer... and a street festival 2x/year.

Thank Kathy M
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