Rosemary grilled California leg of lamb – Fable

Rosemary grilled California leg of lamb - Fable
Crushed yukon potato cake, vegetable medley, Castronovo green olive relish. $20
Fable, San Francisco CA

This lamb was beautifully cooked and tasted delicious. The potato cake was a great starchy accompaniment and I loved the green olive relish, noms!

Ithuriel's spear flowers
Ithuriel’s spear flowers (Triteleia laxa, Asparagaceae), Potrero Hill.

Provencal tart – Comme Ca

Provencal tart - Comme Ca
Slow cooked peppers, Primetime Farms tomato, nicoise olive, goat cheese, white anchovies, basil. Happy hour $7
Comme Ca, Las Vegas NV

Mmm, I loved the food at Comme Ca! We went during happy hour so the menu items at the bar and lounge were half off – score! This tart was very tasty and the ingredients were great.

Bellagio Hotel
Bellagio Hotel at night.

Farro calamari salad – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Farro calamari salad - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
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.

Morgan McMichaels as Pink

Morgan McMichaels as Pink at Toucans.

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

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

Classic Italian sub – Quiznos

Classic Italian sub - Quiznos
Capicola, genoa salami, ham, pepperoni, all-natural mozzarella, black olives, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, onions, red wine vinaigrette on toasted wheat bread. $10.49
Quiznos, Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

Meh, Quiznos is Quiznos. I do like that they toast their bread and their toppings seem better quality than Subway for some reason. I also like how they have a pickle and sauce bar. I love their sauce!

United Airlines ticket counters
United Airlines ticket counters.

Bloody mary – Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand

Bloody mary - Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

Happy hour $5
Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, Honolulu HI

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. 🙂

Hula's balcony
View from Hula’s balcony.

Cocktails – Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar

Bass Solo cocktail - Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
Bass Solo: rye whiskey, dry vermouth, trio of bitters. $9
Salt Kitchen and Tasting Bar, Honolulu HI

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!

Mexican martini - Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
Mexican Martini: tequila, elderflower, fresh lime, olive. $9

Sunset at Waikiki Beach
Sunset at Waikiki Beach. Ah, makes you want to move there!

Bloody mary – Circa 59

Bloody mary - Circa 59

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 - Circa 59

Succulent plant centerpiece.

Sequin artwork, Riviera Resort
Sequin artwork, Riviera Resort. Perhaps it’s Sammy Davis Jr.?

Eggs in purgatory – Jake’s

Eggs in purgatory - Jake's
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.

Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Skull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park.