Waimea chicken wings – Margaritaville

Waimea chicken wings - Margaritaville
Covered with a sweet Thai chili sauce, served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing. $11.99
Margaritaville, Las Vegas NV

Meh, these fried chicken wings were passable. They were really small and slightly dry. I did like the Thai chili sauce even though it probably came out of a bottle…

Flamingo Hotel courtyard
Flamingo Hotel courtyard.

Olive oil poached tuna sandwich – King’s Highway

Olive oil poached tuna sandwich - King's Highway
Toasted baguette, red onion fennel salad, nicoise olives, hearts of celery, Kennebec chips. $14
King’s Highway, Palm Springs CA

Wow, this sandwich was pretty big! It was more of a very chunky nicoise tuna salad on top of a split baguette than a proper sandwich. I’m not complaining because it was delicious, but it was not what I expected. The fresh potato chips were also very yummy.

Water - King's Highway
Water.

Boomers in Cathedral City
Boomers in Cathedral City. We went go karting here, lol!

Savory pork wings – Wingmasters Sports Bar

Savory pork wings - Wingmasters Sports Bar
With authentic Buffalo sauce served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing. 3 piece $6.99
Wingmasters Sports Bar, Seattle WA

Mmm, pork wings! They French these pork ribs for easy eating and slather them with your choice of sauce – heaven! This place is around the corner from my bro’s in Ballard so we often head over for food, drinks, and games.

Hefeweizen - Wingmasters Sports Bar

Hefeweizen.

Decorative fence
Decorative metal and glass fence, 24th Ave NW.

Savory pork wings - Wingmasters Sports Bar
September 2013. With sweet ‘n hot sauce. 3 pieces $7.59
Looks like the price has gone up since my last visit!

Celery sticks - Wingmasters Sports Bar
September 2013. Celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.

Easiest chicken salad sandwich ever!

Easiest chicken salad sandwich
I make this sandwich with leftovers and things I already had in the house, so it’s super easy!

Ingredients
Leftover roasted chicken from the store, chopped
Celery, finely chopped
Capers
Tartar sauce
Mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Cheese
Bread or roll

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and mix to the consistency and seasoning you like. I’ve found that adding tartar sauce is great because it already has some of the great flavors I enjoy. There’s usually some in the fridge already so it’s also very convenient. Scoop a generous portion onto the bread, top with cheese, then I like to put it under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the bread is a little toasted.

There you have it! A delicious, quick and easy chicken salad sammy, enjoy!

Lavendar pansies (Viola tricolor, Violaceae)
Lavendar pansies (Viola tricolor, Violaceae), Jersey Street.

Baby octopus – Briscola

Baby octopus - Briscola
With saffron and olive oil. $5
Briscola, Reno NV

I don’t expect baby octopus served in Reno to be the freshest in the world, but these were disgusting! You could definitely feel the defrosted texture of these sad creatures in your mouth. The saffron dipping sauce was also chalky. I’m gonna continue with another complaint of this abominable restaurant – the clueless waiter kept bringing us dishes we didn’t order and ended up charging us anyway. Sheesh!

Focaccia and crudite - Briscola
Focaccia and crudite. Complimentary
The focaccia was undercooked and still doughy in the middle, yuck! The large tomato cans that they use as stands at your table were a tacky touch.

Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa, Adoxaceae)
Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa, Adoxaceae), Mount Rose Summit Trail.

Sopa de tortilla – Chilango

Sopa de tortilla - Chilango
Traditional Mexican tortilla soup with chicken broth, chicken, avocado, potato, carrot, celery, and queso fresco. Lunch pre fixe (prifex fijo) $15
Chilango, San Francisco CA

Tortilla soup is SO warm and comforting. I’d venture to say even more so than regular chicken noodle soup. It definitely has more flavor! Often times, this soup is made way too salty, but Chilango’s version is perfect. You get all the comfort and flavor that you’re looking for without the salt overload.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011

The Women's Building

The Women’s Building with murals, 18th Street. The programs in this building help prepare women and girls to lead a productive and fulfilling life in society. They’ve been in this space since 1979.

Bloody mary – The Girl & The Fig

French bloody mary - The Girl & The Fig

French bloody mary. House-made bloody mary mix, pernod. Garnished with lime, caper berry, and celery. $8
The Girl & The Fig, Sonoma CA

Balsamic bloody mary - The Girl & The Fig

Balsamic bloody mary. House-made bloody mary mix, blasamic vinegar. Garnished with olive, lime, caper berry, and celery. $8

We sat in the back patio of this cute restaurant on the northwestern corner of the town plaza. You can’t do Sunday brunch without yummy bloody mary’s! I think I liked the balasamic bloody mary a little better because it had a more vibrant flavor.

Red-orange roses (Rosa sp., Rosaceae), Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Beautiful red-orange roses (Rosa sp., Rosaceae), Gundlach Bundschu Winery. This was my favorite winery of this Sonoma trip. The wine was delicious and the lady behind the bar was SO helpful and friendly.