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After purchasing The Cat’s coffee and cocoa beans (see previous post), time for lunch. The Mouse was not expecting too much since the area is tourist oriented. Picked a spot, Stonefish Grill.

The Cat ordered “soup and salad”.

Seafood Chowder

Fresh seafood, potatoes, celery, and house seasoning in a thick sherry cream based soup. The soup was not hot to The Cat’s standard. Explanation was that since we were seated and ordered at opening, the soup didn’t have enough time to heat. Wha? The Mouse thinks soup should be ready at opening. Oh well, maybe someone in the kitchen forgot. Sigh. The Cat said taste was good.

Crab Cake Salad

House baby greens mix, mango salsa, avocado lime aioli. Lotsa bell peppers and onions which were pushed aside for The Mouse. Colorful tho’.

The Mouse ordered the Stonefish fish sandwich, which on that day was broadbill swordfish (shutome).

Fish Sandwich

Local catch grilled, served on baby greens & toasted bun with tater sauce. Not bad, fish could have been a little larger (at least to fit bread length), swordfish would not have been The Mouse’s first choice but “fresh catch” is a dice throw. Fries were excellent.

Even with the missteps lunch was enjoyable. Road trip and The Cat’s beans probably helped. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Cat got a gift card from one of her clients to Morton’s The Steakhouse, she decided to use it this past weekend.

Starters:

Onion Bread
Chopped House Salad

Chopped Iceberg and Romaine, cucumbers, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, chopped egg, avocado, vinaigrette. Portion was big, sharable.

Shrimp Cocktail

The Mouse was not sure of the size of the shrimp but they were huge, mini lobster sized. Hee hee.

Lobster Bisque

The Cat’s soup. Again, large portion (she took half home). She said as good as Chef H’s, just without the flambĂ©.

Table Lamp

Base is a sculpture of a sleeping pig. The Mouse wondered, should the base be a sleeping cow? Maybe chain got a discount from a warehouse? Dunno. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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First time for The Mouse (second time for The Cat). The Mouse watched the commercials for years, branch recently opened accessible to The Mouse and The Cat. The Mouse had to try the famous unlimited soup and salad.

Breadsticks and salad. The Mouse loves the bread, soft with just enough chew texture. Mmm. Salad was good too, house salad.

Minestrone soup. Four choices of soup, but two had dairy. The Mouse passed on the two soups with dairy, although he had lactase enzyme pills, he has to pick his battles. Hee hee.

The Mouse tried the other soup, beans with ground meat. dunno the name of the soup. Not bad. Overall, The Mouse preferred the minestrone.

The Cat’s “gotta try” dish at Italian themed restaurants is eggplant parmesan.

The Cat’s order came with a side of spaghetti. The Cat is funny, she likes eggplant parmesan but most times, there is too much cheese on the top. The Mouse thought that was the whole point? Oh well, The Cat still enjoyed it.

Dessert recommended by the server:

Tiramisu. The Mouse liked (took many lactase pills just before, picking battles). The Cat wanted a little more coffee flavor but still thought dessert was good.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The upper portion of the pork hock (the lower portion was cooked last week).

This time, after the hock was cooked, added about a third of a can of mushroom gravy.

Gravy

Pork hock, tree ear fungus, ginger, apple cider vinegar, gravy, no peanuts this time.

Pork Hock Soup/Stew

More soup than stew, The Mouse didn’t want to put in so much gravy to make the pot so thick but maybe not enough. That’s okay, with gravy, less is better. At least according to The Cat.

Also, to those that made the ultimate sacrifice … a heartfelt thank you.

Memorial Day

Credit: https://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial-day-grave-marker-at-arlington.html

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse inspired by last week’s oxtail soup. Bought a nice pork hock.

Pork Hock

No recipe, after the usual par boil and wash, added wood ear fungus, ginger, vinegar, and peanuts.

For The Cat’s noodles, The Mouse added whit stemmed cabbage and some leftover dan dan noodle soup (for flavor).

“Spicy” Pork Hock Noodle Soup

The Cat slurped.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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