While I am always, always pleased to at least see some vegetarian options on the menu of any restaurant, especially a "grill" meaty place, our exerience at Asqew was just...wrong. We placed an order for marinated tofu and veggie kebabs over garlic mashed potatos. I had dined here before and they were fine. This time one order came with a single chunk of meat hidden among the tofu. Like some kind of joke. We bravely spat into our napkin and asked the manager for a replacement order without meat. It came and this time with a single chunk of chicken hidden in among the tofu. Someone working there saw Fight Club too many times and finds this sort of thing entertaining. We didn't. So if they care this much about their diners, that is, not at all, why would anyone want to eat there? Maybe they spit on the food for giggles too? Who can say. We won't be trying it again.
Nice hiking. Really nice waterfall that is a bit of a walk but worth it. Perfect spot for a picnic or a pleasant afternoon dipping your toes in the river but almost all the dog owners refuse to obey the leash law. Nothing like watching a dog the sized of a pony take a crap in the river 15 feet upstream of where you are dipping your toes in. No wonder people hate dogowners more than dogs.
Some sad old horses for rent but we have never managed to have a booked ride work out.
We have been here a few times now. The service is patchy at best but they have a nice selection of beers on tap, a nice, if overwhelming selection of TVs screening sporting events from around the world and a very good menu with options for everyone. Excellent french fries. Eurocup fans, this is the place to watch it on Setanta over a pint at lunch but sit at the bar or you may be ignored by the wait staff who are understandably distracted by the many screens. I missed a freak goal because the tv next to the one I was concentrating on got my eyeballs for that crucial 2 seconds. Anyhoodle. Lots of beer and chips and sportz.
In a good location for visiting either Monterey or The Elkhorn Slough it seems a shame the management could not clean the rooms adequately. I found a slice of old tomato behind one of the nightstands when I went looking for an outlet, there was old food on the blankets and mold in the bathroom. The towels and blankets were actually disgusting. Our room had a lot of noise and light from the street. Basically I suggest you give this one a miss. It's cheap but it's not cheerful at all.
Mrs Rao cooks Fijian soul food with all the passion of a haute cuisine chef. Working with fresh ingredients she does an amazing job of feeding everyone, including me, an increasingly cranky vegetarian. There is no menu. You eat what Mrs Rao has deemed fit to cook that day and you will not be sorry. There is almost no seating in her tiny shop but even if you have to sit under a tree in the parking lot, go. Go and eat what this wonderful lady has prepared.
We had a marvelous time. Even those less-than-comfortable-with-boats among us. Very smooth sailing in quite a strong wind at times. The boat is a gorgeous design, sails very smoothly and is clearly piloted by an experienced captain and crew. It can get a little cold on the large deck but the cabin is spacious and is heated. Hot cocoa is available along with snacks and stronger drinks . The single best feature of this cruise: the views. They are stunning. The experience of sailing directly under the Golden Gate bridge is not to be missed. We found the staff friendly and the price is just great. Adult: $25 Children 6-12: $15 Kids 5 and under: $2. You can't beat that with a stick. We want to try the sunset cruise next. Enjoy!
Being that I am vegetarian I am unable to judge the majority of the food on offer but I had something edible with tofu in it that was so unmemorable the name escapes me. It was freshly prepared and the veggies were nice but it was rather bland, I'm afraid. My coworkers all had meat dishes that looked like hushpuppies. You know, that style of Chinese food you get in America that is basically a deep-fried series of balls of some meat substance in a sauce that uses cornstarch. They did not all order the same dish either. On the bright side, the Bistro does some nice Mojitos and would be a nice place to enjoy a happy hour. Good effort but more flavor and daring in the kitchen is in order at these prices.
Cosy, personable watering hole with ever-changing beers and live bands. Excellent crowd of relaxed people to strike up a conversation with. Ample smoking area outside. A nice part of the B Street scene.
Very pleasant space and equipment. Small class sizes. Personable staff and teaching style at the beginner and intermediate levels (all I am up to so far). Nothing too overly mystical or lifestyle-y. Something for everyone. Kid classes are scheduled to start soon which will be great during the rainy season. I'm going to buy a 6 class ticket for $78 which is very reasonable. Would like to see an unlimited class pricing option.