Lemon, cucumber, fresh olives, herbs, red wine vinegar, olive oil. $13 Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA
I enjoyed the firm texture of this salad at first. It was refreshing and different since I rarely eat farro, but it quickly got boring and my jaw began to tire from chewing the farro. I did like the flavors in the salad however. The bright citrus and herbs helped to balance the dull farro.
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.
Boomers in Cathedral City. We went go karting here, lol!
Hula’s is a pretty low key bar situated near Waikiki Beach. It’s a great place to relax during the day and they have great happy hour prices – heck yeah! At night, it gets super busy but I’m usually buzzed by then and back at the hotel sleeping. 🙂
I really liked this restaurant in the Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu. I would have never found this place, but my friend who lives on the Island invited us out for dinner. I’m glad he did because this restaurant had a really cool vibe and kinda reminded me of a typical neighborhood SF restaurant. The food was delicous and these cocktails were tasty too!
Standard bloody mary. $7 Circa 59, Palm Springs CA
Circa 59 is the restaurant at the popular Riviera Resort Palm Springs and I gotta say, that for a nicer venue, this placed sucked! The service was horrendous and the food (posts to come) was disgusting and simply a slap in the face. Places that keep their business solely on popularity are just sad. I’m not sure how they maintain guests with such horrible service and food! It took forever to get water, order, receive our first drinks, get our food, have it cleared, get our check, pay for brunch, etc! I think our brunch took 3 hours because nobody seemed to be working. What a joke!
Succulent plant centerpiece.
Sequin artwork, Riviera Resort. Perhaps it’s Sammy Davis Jr.?
Heirloom tomatoes with olivada, burrata, and basil. $11 Toast, Oakland CA
So simple and delicious! I’m very fond of heirloom tomatoes and this variety was so beautiful. The soft, creamy burrata cheese combined with the salty, garlicky olivada really complemented the tomatoes. Mmm!
Sunny side eggs over a bed of baked tomatoes, cheese, olives and sausage served with potatoes and fruit. $11 Jake’s, Palm Springs CA
This wasn’t what I thought it was gonna be, hehe! I thought it was gonna be more of a hash. The baked tomatoes, olives, and sauage are actually underneath the eggs and they tasted weird. I think it was kind of an odd combination of flavors and would have worked better as a hash anyway.