I've found out two things while doing this blog: 1) I'm nowhere near as I organized as I thought I was, and 2) taking photos with a smartphone leaves a lot to be desired. The combination of these two items contributes to my procrastination in sharing info about meals and restaurants. To which I now say, eh. So, here we go.
Mondo, New Orleans
- I was there in July 2011 and had a lovely meal with my friends Todd, Nancy, and Jon, but can't find my notes anwhere about this.
- Miserably shot photos depict a giant platter of pate; what looks like an entree sized pasta but that I recall being a shared appetizer, with an egg over easy and what appears to be slices of pork belly; a ceviche; a pizza for one; roast chicken with a corn maque choux; and what looks like a demolished dessert plate.
Tarpon House at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort, Sanibel Island, FL
- Foursquare has been serving as a memory aide to me lately, and it tells me that I was here in August 2010. Purpose: conference. Time for fun / looking around a place I'd never been to: zilch.
- I had most of my non-conference meals at the hotel restaurant, which turned out to be rather good. I tend to order corned beef hash if I see it on a breakfast menu, even though it can turn out to be a big disappointment when done wrong; Tarpon's had good chunks of corned beef, nicely crisped potatoes, and perfectly cooked eggs (i prefer them runny with a hash).
- I believe I had a she-crab soup there, too, which was also good.
Shikibu, Culver City
- I was just therein July, so how is that I can't find my notes on this place???
- After a visit to the mind-bending Museum of Jurassic Technology and subsequent decompression at nearby Father's Office, my friends Susan and David recommend dinner at Shikibu, a tiny spot in an out-of-the-way location (os is it? I don't know how things work in L.A.).
- The restaurant's concept is brown rice sushi. Yes, I was skeptical. But the dishes were fantastic!
- Try anything with the crispy rice and/or the truffle salt. Tasty, tasty, tasty, and unique, but, more importantly, tasty.
Ted's Bulletin, Washington, DC
- Was I here in April of this year? Sounds about right but I have no record of it. Odd.
- Met up with my former colleague Jenni. We lucked out and got parking nearby; I think we were there during peak brunching hours.
- Walked into the place and got hit with an amazing aroma of butter and beef. Must be horrifying for unsuspecting vegetarians or vegans, but it set our appetites going immediately.
- More luck, as we bypass the long wait for a booth and stake a claim to seats at the counter.
- Too many burgers to choose from. I can't recall what I had, but do recall liking it.
- Thumbs up also to the strawberry milk shake Jenni got to go. I never think of getting strawberry shakes, as most times they taste horrifyingly artificial, but I would certainly get one from here.
Well, this has been a bit depressing, seeing how, with all my social media use and dependence on electronic devices, I still can't recall a lot of things. Sigh.