This place looked cute from the outside, but the service was horrible!! Our main waitress was SO absentminded and slow that we didn’t stay to order any food after this beer. We really didn’t have the time for it so we decided to cut our losses and leave.
Bud Light beer and bar snack mix. Hunters, Palm Springs CA
I have a guilty pleasure when I’m traveling. I’m kind of addicted to that bar trivia game called Buzztime, lol! I never play it at home, but bars across the nation have this video-based game so I tend to end up at one to play. I think it’s super fun!
Mr. Rex, Cabazon Dinosaurs, Interstate 10. I’ve always wanted to visit these guys ever since I saw them in the movies “The Wizard” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”! Hehe
“It’s Tops award-winning fresh ground burgers are juicy and hand formed. Fixin’s are grilled onion, mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickles.” Added Monterey jack cheese and subsituted crispy onion rings. $11.20 It’s Tops Coffee Shop, San Francisco CA
I’d been meaning to finally try this hole-in-the-wall 50′s diner on Market Street. We were starving after a night at the theatre so we decided to duck in for a late meal on our way home. The restaurant decor is very kitschy and the service was super friendly, but the food was marginal verging on just plain bad. This burger was pretty large, but really boring and sad looking. The onion rings were limp, soggy and greasy. Ew!
“Mixed rice” with soy marinated chicken strips, fried egg, assorted vegetables and served on a hot stone pot with soup. $13.95 K-pop, San Francisco CA
This was pretty good and super hot temperature-wise! I wish the egg was runnier (maybe even raw like other bi bim baps), but it still tasted good and the whole thing was flavorful.
I think this Korean restaurant is a great new option in the Castro. The food is a little on the salty side but the flavors are great. The service also needs improvement. At the end of our meal, we could NOT get our check no matter how hard we tried. We literally stalked all the servers until we could finally flag one down. I hope this places stays open though.
OB Lager beer. I’ve always found Korean beer to be super drinkable!
Fresh mint, peach white sangria: California chardonnay, fresh mint, summer peaches, fresh oranges and lime. $5 Sliderbar, San Francisco CA
Mmm, sangria! This cool sports bar is a nice addition to the restaurant scene in the Castro. It replaced Criolla Kitchen, and was Bagdad Cafe before that. We ended up here after a day of hanging out with friends and the service was amazing! The crowd was young and fun, and the food was pretty tasty too!
Allagash White beer. Refreshing with orange peel and coriander notes. Portland, MA, 5.2% ABV. $6
This was a really short flight so by the time we had ordered a beer and started drinking, we began preparing for landing and the flight attendant was walking around to collect the cans. I chugged that the remainder of the beer SO fast, lol!
Yellowtail over rice. 2 pcs $7
Sea urchin over rice and wrapped in seaweed. 2 pcs $12
Tokkuri Tei, Honolulu HI
I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. I felt that the service was nice, a bit slow, but the sushi wasn’t that good. I expected fresher sushi in Hawaii. The hamachi was good, but the uni didn’t taste good to me. I’m not an uni expert, but I’ve had it here and there. This sea urchin didn’t taste right though! Ew!
With cabbage salad, rice, miso soup, Japanese pickle, and choice of special sauce. $19 Kimukatsu, Honolulu HI
This was the first time I’d ever tried kimukatsu, and it was very tasty! It’s made with thinly sliced pork cutlet stacked into 25 layers, covered in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried for 8 minutes. It sounded intriguing so I had to try it. It thought it was really flavorful and tender, but it was a little on the greasy side probably because they fry it on a low temperature. The set is quite large so I was definitely full afterward.
Large bowl of cabbage salad for the table.
Ume shiso ponzu sauce.
Asahi draft. $5.50
Tahitian dancers, Canoe Pageant, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie.
A giant plate of homemade tortilla chips covered in a pepper jack cheese sauce, spicy taco-seasoned natural black angus ground beef, tomatoes, onions, guacamole, sour cream, and green onions. $15 Giovanni Pastrami, Honolulu HI
This was definitely a largo plate of nachos, but it wasn’t very good. The seasoned ground beef wasn’t spicy at all at the pepper jack cheese sauce was super bland. Lame!
Coors Light beer. Pitcher $12
White bougainvillea flowers (Nyctaginaceae), Ainahau Triangle Park.