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The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

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Sushi at Hana Japanese Restaurant near Santa Rosa 

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4 hours ago, Anna N said:

Kerry dropped me at the curb and the man who eventually became our server and whom I suspect might be either a manager or perhaps a part owner of the restaurant saw me approaching. I am quite obviously handicapped and he was most gracious in taking care of the doors and guiding me to a seat and was solicitous to me in a very friendly way throughout. He even made sure that I was able to navigate my way out of the restaurant after Kerry had left to get the car. stuff like this needs to be recognized I think.

 

I quite agree. What a lovely recommendation!

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I agree too.  My mum struggles to walk and it makes such a difference when we go to places where people are able to recognise that and offer help in a kind way. 

 

I was interested to hear your thoughts on Blaze pizza.  I was in Canada for the first time in January and came across this place and loved it.  So much so that I sought it out on my next visit.  We have a lot of good pizza here in London but this concept has yet to make it's way over.  I came across something similar in Las Vegas this year too but I don't recall the name of that particular place. 

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There were three ladies lunching today.
@Kerry Beal, her daughter Kira and me. A few extra challenges for Kerry. Finding an appropriate place to eat when you have two handicapped people with you presents its own special challenges.
 

The van needs a parking spot wide enough to let the ramp down so we can get Kira out in her wheelchair. And the parking spot needs to be close enough that I don’t have to walk far. In addition of course there can be no steps or stairs, reasonably quiet as Kira does not do well with loud noises and the food has to be suitable for Kira. She can eat most things but you would not like to see the mess she makes with rice or soup. 😂

 

We selected and then rejected I don’t know how many possibilities until finally settling on a diner.

 

Wimpys look like a possibility but there was no way that we could find room for the van where we could let down ramp. 
 

We finally ended up at AJs Grill in Waterdown. 

 

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Kira looking a little worried here. I am not quite sure if this is the point where her mom fed her a pickle and she’s trying to decide what the heck it is.  
 

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Kira’s grilled cheese sandwich with fries which she enjoyed thoroughly. Mom dipped the fries In ketchup for her. 
 

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Kerry had the chicken Caesar. 
 

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The incredibly fresh salad that came as part of my meal. 
 

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My ”seniors” serving of liver and onions with french fries. 

 

 

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Kira is a very pretty girl, even looking worried.

 

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Christmas lunch at The Keg. This is the second year so perhaps it is becoming a tradition.  
 

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Water for Kerry and a glass of Cabernet -Merlot for me. 
 

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Bread for the table which we had turned down but our server I suspect was quite new to the job and perhaps somewhat nervous and was not paying very much attention to anything that we actually said!

 

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Kerry wanted a wedge salad with thousand island dressing but apparently thousand Island dressing is not on the menu. So she settled for a caesar, with regrets, most of it was left. 
 

We both ordered from the “classics“ side of the menu. I even pointed to the meal I had chosen on the menu but again our young server appeared to be zoned out somewhere. Consequently I was not offered the salad which is a part of that meal. No regrets I didn’t want to waste calories on a salad anyway. But when Kerry raised the question our server seemed to assume that we were attempting to be frugal. I found this somewhat disturbing that he would even raise that possibility. However, as I say he was young and perhaps not yet fully trained. 
 

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so Kerry had the baseball sirloin from the classics side of the menu complete with accompaniments. She had argued with some vigour that I should at least get mushrooms!

 

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my 10 ounce serving of prime rib which came from the other side of the menu and lacked the accompaniments such as the lovely vegetables.

 

I ordered the cauliflower mash and Kerry ordered the baked potatoes so that we could each try a different side by sharing. 
 

We enjoyed our lunch and our time together but when it came time for the bill we did harass the server somewhat in what we hope was a friendly manner for his constant use of the words “we” and “our”. As in, “Are we enjoying our meal?”  Both Kerry and I find this worse than fingernails on a chalkboard!  We pointed out humorously that he was not enjoying our meal as we had not agreed to share with him. Where does this nonsense come from? He claimed he was trying to include the whole table but even when we pointed out to him that he wasn’t part of the table he didn’t seem to get it. We partecd on good terms, I hope!


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8 minutes ago, Anna N said:


 

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a glass of Cabernet -Merlot for me.

 

25cl?

That's quite a "glass".

I like your class!


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9 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

 

25cl?

That's quite a "glass".

I like your class!

 

Don’t know but it was a generous pour. 6 ounces maybe. 8?  I think it was closer to 8 ounces. 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

8

Yep, looks like the typical french demi-pichet -> 25 cl     Or, of course, a splash more in imperial fluid ounces.

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