Prix fixe vday dinner
A yummy new beer:
Potato croquettes, filet, shrimp
Jims gluten free version with mashed instead of croquettes (the mashed has nutmeg…tasty)
Grand marnier creme brulee:
my mother was in town two weeks ago and we usually hit sushi during her trips since she lives in the sushi desert…gyoro gyoro is a place we have tried in Palm Springs and now they have a location near us (they have 150 locations in Tokyo). They have a great happy hour DAILY until 6:30 and a yelp coupon for 5 bucks off EVERY 25 spent. So we raced home to pick her up and hit happy hour pricing . Gyoro-gyoro
Saki for her
Glutinous Sapporo for me
White fish and sauce on the sauce—loses its charm with no pretty presentation huh?
Very nice roll wrapped in Cucs and gluten free…Monrovia roll
Three hand rolls happy hour special
The price of doing this late is I forget what foods we actually had (especially if I didn’t order them)
I’m still playing catch up. My mom came for a visit and wanted Mexican so we passed on the Friday ritual of el Queso Grande and went to Salsa and Beer who had a wait at 7 pm on a Tuesday so off to El patron . Who tends to have great margaritas and sketchy service and used to have an extensive veg menu. About a year ago they revised the menu and rebranded to become a gastro-cantina and elimates the awesome cauliflower relleno ….but they have a tofu burrito that rocks.
Mango on fire!
My mother with the salt less house marg on the rocks
My surprisingly good tofu burrito…they have a few dishes that you have choice of protein which includes a tofu option
A quesadilla with fillings that I have forgotten
One of our last 2015 meals.:-)
Crabmeat relleno for me
Right outside the door
Back to our fave…el mirasol and we are outside on the patio
Flash forward to Wednesday and it’s our love Tropicale and our fav server remember Ed us and my Fiery Dragon low on the sweet
Gluten free pizza appy
She so did not want her picture taken
Love this stuff
Always start with the affligem
Not for the true vegs!!!! Tar tar! But it was yummy:-)
My mussels with mustard cream sauce
I’m so behind everyone…work insanity, thanksgiving plus out of town work insanity.
But we are back and hit gyoro-gyoro izakaya on the way home from today’s outings. We have been to the Palm Springs location a couple times…they have 150 restaurants in Tokyo and are venturing into the states….Japanese bar food.
They are one of the few places that stock echigo rice beer which by default has no gluten
Shishito! On the happy hour menu too! They are served with a Carmelites miso which was unique
Extra nice that yelp had a check in coupon of 5 dollars off every 25 dollars you spend
Leftover stuffing patties, potato and turkey hash, some cran resin and an avocado so far today….
It was sunny and warm today and then big black clouds rolled in and drizzled rain and the temp dropped to 60 (yup)….so it was time for want food for lunch. Pho 999 to the rescue!
I don’t have the gluten issue so I am free to have beer:-)
It’s been like 20 years since I have been to El Cholo…near USC it used to be a frequent place to eat…I swear to this day I sat at the table next to George Takei one night…but I digress…
Returning from the doll show in Orange County Sunday and I was mulling over non valley spots to dine and then the 101 was closed north of the 10 which caused the 5 to get gnarly causing me to hop on the 10 and el cholo became the obvious choice…
(Did you notice the green rice)
Nice flashbacks today from my earlier years 🙂
Check them out online Elcholo.com
we are way behind in our usual sushi consumption and after our lunch date stood us up….I figure let’s have some sushi!