Saturday, August 16, 2008

Patty is back!

Patty came back home last Monday night.

Here was her first meal back in the States:
In-N-Out - AvondaleIn-N-Out - two burgers and an order of fries
While we were waiting for Patty's luggage at the airport, I asked her what she wanted to eat and she suggested In-N-Out. That's exactly what I wanted as well!

I took Thursday and Friday off this week. We've been pretty much glued to the TV watching the Olympics every day.

For lunch on Friday, we went to Sakana Sushi (Glendale location). We've been going to Sakana for years. They have consistent food and are very generous with their slices of fish (the slices of fish for nigiri and sashimi are maybe 50% larger than most places).

We ordered an Agedashi Tofu ($4.99) and Sakana Special (served w/ miso soup and salad; $9.99). We added fried rice to the lunch for an additional $1.99. The soup and salad came out first, followed by the fried rice. The fried rice wasn't so good - kind of tasteless and mushy.

Next up was the Agedashi Tofu. This item was good although I prefer Kampai's version.

After a few minutes wait, the sushi came out. Here's a pic:
Sakana - Sakana Special
See the monster-sized slices of fish?!? This is nice because we can actually share one piece of nigiri (w/ each of us having one bite).

We were sooooo stuffed after this lunch!

This morning, I had my monthly Washington Street Foundation event. This month's event was our annual community service activity at St. Mary's Food Bank (St. Mary's is the world's first food bank - opening in 1967). We boxed up "Emergency Food Boxes", which are distributed free of charge to those in need. Here are some pics:
St. Mary's Food BankSt. Mary's Food Bank
For dinner tonight, we went to Davang - one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants. We ordered the following:
  • spring rolls (two for ~$2.75)
  • lemongrass chicken (~$6.95)
  • salt and pepper shrimp (~$6.95)
Here are the pics:
Davang - spring rollsDavang - lemongrass chickenDavang - salt and pepper shrimp
The spring rolls were good. The rice paper wrappers on them were still warm, meaning they were freshly made.

The lemongrass chicken was good, although I prefer Little's Saigon's version of this dish.

The salt and pepper shrimp was fantastic! I counted 15 large head-on shrimp. A serious bargain for only $6.95.

Including tax, our meal came out to only $16.75! (and we had leftovers)

Places mentioned:

various locations

20250 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

Davang Coffee Shop
4538 N 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85015

1 comment:

Yankee1969 said...

She's back already? I thought she was going to be gone for 6 weeks. Time flies. Welcome back.

I love the Sakana Special for lunch. When I worked out of Deer Valley, I'd go there for lunch when I could. Great value for a measly $10.