The sanctimonious puffery of folks making the case for the dependents of their industry on the next convention is as anyone who's fabricated the arguments, a complete and hideous lie.
But, a Gaslamp quarter like San Diego's is a total truth and in the sleazy world of convention promotion, hits most of the really high spots.
This is the Mayor of Wopo-Scamville in with Idaho or Arkansas (he wasn't clear) doing an informercial for either the navy, the convention bureau or the Republican pro-immigration show.
Secondly, the food makes it all worthwhile. We had a sampling of a range of hot and cold tapas that would have us back for a second meal, it was of such quality. The wait staff are knowledgeable and helpful without being intrusive. The range of craft beers, good wine and solid sea food make this gem a stand out in a general backyard of formula convention dominated drinking spots.