We asked several San Diego notables to share their favorite things about the beloved town we call home, and their interpretations turned out to be quite varied and personal. Here are some of the things that make our celebrity guests tick.

 

Bob Kelly, President & CEO, The San Diego Foundation

 

Best Private Golf Course: Del Mar Country Club — very private, very challenging, but fair.

Best Public Golf Course: Maderas — great layout, great staff.

Favorite Restaurant: Carlee’s Bar & Grill — Carlee’s is a great place where travelers, bikers, lawyers, CEOs, and locals enjoy each other’s company. Great food, eat at the bar.

Best Annual Gala: Charity Ball — tradition, tradition, tradition.

Best Place To Get Married: The Prado in Balboa Park — that’s where I married my wife, Debbie.

Best Executive Chef: Brian Malarkey — great food, and he cares about San Diego.

 

 

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