Happy Hour yesterday involved a little New Year's Eve bubbly, sent with us from my g-friend Kelci from the Grape Tap. Very tasty.
Deciding on a place for our last vacation dinner (LVD) is something we debate about days ahead of time as we always want to leave on a perfect dining note. We had a favorite place in mind (Pizza Loca) and already knew what we would order (seafood pizza for TH and a salad and guacamole for me). On our way to dinner, we were distracted by a waiter friend from the beach. He was working a double shift at a place called Carlo's and he tried to tempt us with his menu of sushi and ceviche. We told him we'd come back for a drink later, and continued on to Pizza Loca. Once seated, we were given menus, but then waited quite a while without any love. Thinking sushi, we gave ourselves a time frame to wait, and if we still hadn't received any service we were going to slink out the back door. The determined time elapsed and we made a run for it, back to Carlo's. After giving drink orders, TH asked where my camera was. Oooops- back at Pizza Loca. Before I could say "guacamole" TH had sprinted out of Carlo's and I was left to imagine the explanation situation with the wait staff at Pizza Loca, the nice folks we'd just dogged out on. Twenty minutes later, TH returned successfully, camera in hand, with sheepish tales of Spanglish confusion. My hero!
While my salad was good, Carlo's was no substitute for Pizza Loca.
TH's tuna roll consisted of mooshy rice, a speck of tuna, a fat blob of cream cheese and no wasabi!
The base of my shrimp ceviche seemed to be ketchup!
We learned our lesson. Spontaneity may be the spice of life, but not when you are dealing with something as important as LVD!
We needed to reward our palettes with desert. TH had tiramisu gelato:
I had horchata (sweet rice milk with cinnamon and vanilla):
Question: How was your New Year's dinner? Anything delicious or interesting you'd care to share?