November 12, 2014

Weekend Three

(1) Went to the local farmer's market. We've never gone to the farmer's market before, and I was amazed how much fresh and inexpensive all of the produce is. We usually buy our produce from Costco or Trader Joe's. The only thing that bothers me is that most of it isn't organic. I predict we will be making many trips back!

(2) Ate a ton of home cooking. My MIL is visiting and she's been cooking up a storm. She's made won tons, meatballs, shen jian bao, lamb soup, and much more. So much for losing weight before my winter vacations!

(3) Ate Shanghai food at Little Shanghai in San Mateo. This place has some of the best xiao long bao that I've had in the Bay Area. We also ordered this soup made with duck and bamboo shots, and it was delicious.

I think I need to start writing non-weekend three posts again. I have so many restaurant, hotel, and travel photos that I have yet to post.

November 4, 2014

Weekend Three

The husband was away this past weekend to visit his parents, so I took the time to relax and catch up with friends.

(1) Went to a Yelp Elite event at Paul Martin's American Grill. They served BBQ ribs, chicken wings, mushroom burgers, and fried shrimp. The mushroom burgers were really good! They also had an assortment of wine, beer, and raspberry martinis. Their heated outdoor lounge area is a really nice place to spend an afternoon. I would definitely go back for happy hour.

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(2) Went shopping. It's lovely going to the mall by myself because I can stroll at a leisurely pace and take my time trying on clothes at every store. There's no husband there to rush me. I can easily spend an entire afternoon just browsing. I went to Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Victoria's Secret, Uniqlo, Forever 21, H&M, and probably many more that I forgot.

(3) Had dinner and drinks with my lover. We went to Vesta in downtown Redwood City and then drank champagne. Lots and lots of champagne!

My MIL is coming to visit us soon, I'm excited for home cooked meals!

October 21, 2014

Weekend Three

(1) Celebrated a friend's birthday at Arcadia by Michael Mina. We've been to Arcadia a bunch of times, and it's always been consistently good. This time though, it was more expensive and the quality seems to have gone down. Sad! At least their cocktails are good?

(2) Got a flu shot. I get a flu shot every year, but I always dread actually getting it. The person administering the shot this year was amazing, it was a quick prick that barely hurt and didn't bleed at all. 

(3) Ate a home cooked Korean dinner. One of my friends made bulgolgi with lettuce wraps, ddukbokki with egg, fried rice, and yogurt soju, and then brought it over to my house. How awesome is that? We had a nice relaxing dinner and also opened a great bottle of cab from Ridge Vineyards.

I'm ready for next weekend to start already!