Thursday, September 26, 2019

Heineken 0.0

When I went to a Giants game recently, a Heineken representative gave me a sample of their non-alcoholic beer, 0.0. I'm far from being an authority on beer, but this tasted pretty good! It wasn't quite as bitter as other beers, but yes, I'd get it again and would even be willing to pay for it next time.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jade Restaurant--Richmond, BC

A local told me that Jade Restaurant likes to put its own spin on Chinese food. That's so true and they do it well. Whether it's a creation such as breen beans and dried shrimp (as in the photo) or fried rice made with wild rice, their food is often off the beaten path but they prepare it well. Dinner won't come cheap, especially for Richmond. The good stuff starts at about 25 Canadian dollars. We came in on a weeknight but still both the restaurant and its parking lot filled to capacity.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Tasty Pizza--Cupertino, CA

If you want to get full with delicious food on the cheap (who doesn't), I highly recommend Tasty Pizza in Cupertino. You can get a signature pizza (10 inches) or they can customize one for you for $9.40 before tax and tip. You can even get a pie with everything on it. The twist here is they have pizzas with Indian flare, like one with butter chicken. The toppings are great, but what really wows is the crust. They tell me they make everything onsite. 

Even on a Friday night at 6:00 pm there was almost no line and plenty of seating. Menu below.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Club Lounge at Sheraton Grand--Seattle, WA

On the 32nd floor of the Sheraton Grand in Seattle is the Club Lounge. Accessible to qualifying guests (Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium, Ambassador, etc.), the food is constantly refreshed and suited to the time of day. In the morning, for example, they served sausages and eggs in addition to the fruit shown here. The staff is cheerful, given how chaotic the lounge can be.

I'm not complaining, but the lounge is crowded during breakfast and dinner hours. That said, the lounge is quite large and would comfortably accommodate, say, forty gests. Later at night, it's often empty and peaceful.