Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to All! 2010 is just around the corner and there is good news to cheer about. Optimism is in the air and restaurants are on the rise in Alameda Towne Center.

Pearl's Hamburgers will open soon! They claim they will serve gourmet burgers which will be awesome. I love a great tasting hamburger with good quality meat.

A new dessert place will open soon called Fruits and Chocolates. I think their name pretty much sums up what they will be serving. I am ecstatic because Alameda desperately needs a dessert place that is not yogurt.

If someone would open a gourmet dessert place that stays open late just like La Pinata, the owner would make a fortune. Obviously, the dessert must look scrumptious and taste incredible. I wonder if someone is ready for that challenge.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wish everyone a healthy and safe New Year.

As I was strolling along Park Street checking out the festive Christmas decorations, I noticed Amarin Thai Restaurant next to C'era Una Volta was closed. The space is up for rent and there is no trace of Amarin whatsoever. What a surprise! The food in the restaurant was tasty. I did remember last year that the restaurant's beer and wine license was revoked due to serving minors. I wonder if this incident started the momentum of the downfall of the establishment. It is a shame Alameda has lost a good restaurant.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Had a wonderful dinner at Yume on a Thursday evening. There was no waiting line for the sushi bar. The assortment of fresh fish was amazing and the sushi was awesome! The fish was so fresh that it tasted like butter and was extremely tender. Definitely ask Sushi Chef Hideki for the daily specials. Unfortunately, the waiting line could be long because the owners are no longer serving at the two small tables away from the sushi bar. They decided to stop service at these two tables because Chef Hideki could not guarantee the wait time of the food orders. Wait times were over twenty minutes and the chef felt that time duration was too long. The wait for the sushi bar is worth it because the fresh fish is great. Do not get surprised by the price tag when you get the bill. Fresh fish coming in from Japan, New Zealand and other exotic locations around the globe is expensive.

Monday, December 7, 2009

December Dining

Last Saturday night I was calling a few restaurants to get a reservation for a party of two. I called about seven places and they were all booked from 6 to 9 PM. I could not get a table. I was shocked. I thought it would be easy reserving a table in this weak economy. I was proved wrong. Who said that we are in a recession?