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
Naked lady door handle, 24th Street.
Baby spinach, radish, tofu, tomato with sesame shoyu dressing. $8.50
Izakaya Takonoki, Honolulu HI
This was ok, nothing special. I actually would have preferred it if the salad came tossed and with smaller pieces of fresh tofu.
House chardonnay. $5.50
Sunset at Waikiki Beach, Oahu.
Black mussels in a wine wine broth, . Happy hour $5
Anthony’s HomePort, Seattle WA
Seattle seafood is always a safe bet! These mussels wear large and tender, just perfectly cooked. The broth was delicious and perfect for soaking bread. Noms!
The Eagle, 1971, painted steel, Alexander Calder, Olympic Sculpture Park.
Veal cutlets sauteed with white wine, capers, caper berries, lemon, parsley, served with spaghetti tossed with toasted garlic and olive oil. $19
Briscola, Reno NV
The veal was over-breaded and disgusting. For a veal picatta, this dish lacked acid which is surprising considering there are cpares, caper berries, lemon peels, and a citrus based sauced! Then how did the kitchen still accomplish to make it devoid of citrus flavor? The side noodles are a throw away since they lacked any flavor or life, and just take up space. Horrible service and horrible food!
House salad for the table comes with entree orders. Meh.
Galena Creek waterfall, Mount Rose Summit Trail.
Blend of white wines, a splash of this and a splash of that, fresh fruit. $8
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs CA
This was ok, but I wish it was a little more flavorful. Ugh, I did not enjoy this restaurant at all! The food was mediocre (as you will see), the service was green, and the decor and atmosphere didn’t mesh well.
Baguette and butter. Complimentary
Rainmaker Fountain, North Palm Canyon Drive.
Creamy sauvignon blanc, tarragon, warm garlic crouton. $13
Farley Bar, Sausalito CA
Another delicious dish from Farley Bar. Almost made me forget about the bloody mary that the waitress dumped on me! The white wine sauce with tarragon was SO flavorful and delicous. The mussels were also very large, meaty, tender and juicy. Don’t know why they called the sliced bread “croutons” though. I was expecting something different.
White wine, pear liqueur, allspice, tequila, and bay leaf. $8
Nopalito, San Francisco
Now that’s one refreshing glass of sangria!