I had the Manly burger. There was so much sodium in this burger my mouth dried out instantly. I'm surprised we didn't see an explosive sodium hydroxide reaction. I'm not even sure why I managed to eat half this burger. A $12 burger should deliver something great, and this was a truly miserable eating experience.
Note that typically, I'm the kind of person who puts 3x the average amount of salt on everything and I've loved MSG since before it was cool. But this was inedible as served.
The onion rings were super lightly cooked and nothing interesting. I'm giving two stars because the service and environment were otherwise fine.
Not very crowded considering the quality of the trails and scenery here. The bog trail is a nice, easy, flat trail for families with small kids. Climbing to the summit allows a couple different routes, one is about 2 miles from the parking lot and back, with a 400-500 ft elevation change. Beware that It does get windy when climbing the summit.
Really smooth refinance process with Wyndham. I discovered them through Costco's mortgage site, like other revewers. Wyndham easily offered the best deal I could find -- I also used LendingTree but those deals were not as good as what I found through Costco (and Wyndham being the best of those). For my loan, there were no origination charges, no points, got a rebate, and the rate was the lowest I could find. Rates are in a good place right now of course.
My broker, Adam Coleman, was great and responded to my emails quickly. Everyone else from Wyndham involved in the process was great too. I also liked their online site for uploading documents: Wyndham was one of the more high tech brokers I've worked with. The site had https though frankly I would trust Google Drive or OneDrive more had they used that than something custom.
I just want to note that realtors have told me for years to use local lenders because they "understand the market". My loan through Wyndham was significantly cheaper than my last two loans, made through local lenders.
Tacos El Norte is probably the best Mexican for many miles, but a middle-of-the-road Mexican place when compared to food outside of Lake Zurich.
I've been twice now, and the food is somehow kind of bland. Most recently, I had the green salsa enchiladas special. The green salsa was not very flavorful and the cheese enchiladas so-so. I did like the "Chicken Coca Cola" -- that had a bit of heat to it. The chips they provide aren't super fresh as well.
A couple of things that were missing when I was there: no black beans or whole pinto beans are available. Only refried. And there are only 2-3 choices of tequila, all of which are Cuervo. Adding just a few more interesting choices and improving the flavors could really help bring this up to 4 or 5 star restaurant.
It's all relative, and Carnation Cafe goes way beyond what typical fare you would have in any theme park. The interior and exterior are well kept, as all of Disneyland. We had the meatloaf and fried chicken. The kids had the PB&J and hamburger. All were good and high quality.
The service at Disney restaurants must be called out as amazing -- they're fantastic with kids, of course, and the service is very attentive, fast and friendly.
Went back to this Safeway over the weekend, it's gone from worse to worst.
I shopped at this Safeway weekly from 2007 until last year, when I finally gave up and took my business elsewhere. The management was always non-existent: long, slow lines at any time of day. The checkers who have worked there forever--I'm not sure why they stick with it--have been overworked with no help for as long as I can remember. No help bagging. Not enough lanes open or anything.
And if you go to even the Safeway out at Taraval, it's much better. Or a Safeway outside of the city, it's like a cornucopia of amazement.
But this Safeway. This Safeway is where over the weekend I bought 4 produce items and 3 of the 4 turned out to be bad. Eggplant, habanero and basil in a package. The first two were rotten inside and the basil was good surrounded by bad. And this one is of course the one that got a 66/100 health score recently. You can read about it on KRON.
So if you're in this neighborhood, pay more and go to Whole Foods or Mollie's. I've given up on this Safeway and you should too. Safeway HQ would be wise to spend the money revamping this location if they intend to keep it open.
It's fairly good as an upscale burger. The issue is it just isn't fast enough for an airport selection. If you have a lot of time, it's pretty good though.
Also, missing from their menu are the onion strings! This is a favorite of mine at the Palo Alto location.
I kept it simple and had the French onion soup, a chicken caesar and the Côtes du Rhône by the glass. All were very good, and the folks I was with said their Filet Mignon and Seabass were both good as well. I actually was going to order but skipped the scallops because I could smell our table-neighbor's from 4 feet away and they did not smell appetizing.
The service was relatively fast, though not what I'd characterize as welcoming (they were just to the point, not unfriendly).
The price/performance is not very high. It's not exactly what I'd call a *fancy* French restaurant, even though Steak-Frites is $32. The restaurant overall is dated, and the food not great enough to demand those prices.
Probably the best place to grab a quick to-go lunch within a few block area. Certainly your best option on this block of New Montgomery in particular. Ayola is ridiculously fast, and the gyros, falafel and fries are all better than average.
By the way, I didn't love the fries at first -- I didn't think they lived up to the hype from all of my co-workers -- but they've grown on me since and I crave them.
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