So I have all these pictures from the Bocalli Tomato Festival in Ojai and Sympathy for the Devil came on and then this happened.
So since last week Dad Has been intrested in getting Corn beef , pastrami and matzo ball soup. We are at Brent’s In Northridge and the feast is coming to a screeching halt. We have quite a few leftovers so that’ll keep Dad busy for the next couple of days.
We went to Sushi by Jin tonight. An all you can eat sushi joint in the valley we like for the value. We swing by there every couple 3 months for a feast. On this trip, Dina decapitates the *Blue Man* sushi. There was some spicy sauce on top and Dina likes food with a mild kick at best. Tonight’s service was notably underwhelming due to a couple runners who were new and apparently uninterested or having a bad day. That said, everyone else was very nice as usual and this will not stop us from coming back. Enjoy
So Dina and I went to Fogo de Chao in Denver Colorado and it was great. Dina was driving and I had a glass or two of wine. Enjoy
So I was down in Boca visiting my sweet and charming Aunt Bernice. I used to stay at her home in Margate NJ when we would go *down the shore* in the summer when I was a kid. Mega bonus as Cousins Franny and Patty who used to take me to the beach and Franny’s daughter, Shaina Wizov of Take a Bite out of Boca fame were all in attendance for dinner. Three generations of family starring our matriarch enjoying the delicious, opulent and kitchy Rhythm Cafe in West Palm Beach.
The Rhythm Cafe is one of those, *everything is awesome* places. Tried and true dishes would be their Seafood Chowder which was LOADED with seafood, a light cream soup that was out of this world. The butternut squash soup equally delicious. The Insalata di Caprese was petite and pretty. Blackend scallops (not so blackened for Aunt Bernice as she doesn’t like spicy) were very good. Cousin Patty had the Tenderloin Tips which she enjoyed very much. I have had a lamb shank here last time and it was everything you would expect in a place that took their work seriously. Attention to detail is everywhere from the plates to the walls and it shows, in a big way.
When I eat fish, I prefer light flaky fishes, and they had Hogfish as the special. I had never heard of Hogfish, it is light and flaky on the order of Dover sole, Walleye or Snapper. Fish is prepared one of 6 ways (perfectly I might add). Anyway, I had the hogfish done amandine and it was off the charts. Waitstaff is attentive, charismatic and on point, while the ambiance rounds out the meal. Terms like *reasonably priced*, *great value* and *gotta take so and so there* come to mind. Anyway, if you are within 45 minutes of this place, do yourself a favor and get your butt over there, it is the cat’s meow.
So Dina found this place Sri Siam cafe in the beginning of the summer. We loved it and couldn’t find it for months HOWEVER lightening has struck and we are awaiting a feast.
Starting with a fresh young coconut with my fresh young coconut:
Some bbq chicken over egg noodles
And a ready for Halloween ride pot
Awesome dinner with my beautiful wife. Get here!
This is the beginning of the BigVic.com site starring, yours truly, BIG VIC.
Expect to see, my beautiful wife Dina, my awesome Dad Jose, silliness, LOTS of silliness and people wearing viking helmets. I love to drink good wine and spirits, eat good food and pop on a viking helmet at a moments notice. Here, it just happened!
Actually that was a few weeks ago at our pre-wedding anniversary dinner. Dina was thrilled, let the games begin.