Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pearl's Deluxe Burgers is Now Open

Finally, Pearl's Deluxe Burgers is open in the mall. It has taken a long time to get this business in operation. I am ecstatic that this new burger joint is open. I love a delicious and juicy burger. Burgermeister, you better watch out!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Zealander Revisited

Went to eat at the new and improved New Zealander. The menu has improved since the former owner with pictures and colors, but the food selection was mainly the same. I ordered the old standby of the Steak and Cheese meat pie with salad. I have to say the meat pie had more filling compared to times past, but the flavor and texture lacked appeal. The meat was mushy in the middle. I am not sure if the pie was suppose to be meat loaf like? I would not order this meat pie again. On a positive note, the crust was nice and flaky.

The service was a bit troublesome as well. The dining room was one-third full and it took over 20 minutes to get a menu. It then took more time to place an order even though water was quick to the table. Eating with a small group of people took over two hours for dinner and that did not include dessert.

Ordering beers is a safer way to go at this restaurant and bar.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I Can't Believe it was Busy

I was driving the other night on Park Street and passed Yo! Philly Cheesesteaks. The store was packed. People were eating at the counter, others were waiting for their food and more people were waiting in line to order. I was amazed at the crowd.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dreadful Beef Teriyaki at Angelfish

I was hungry and I was on Bay Farm wanting food. I went to Angelfish and ordered the Beef Teriyaki. On the menu, one does not know the cut of beef you get when you order this entree. When the beef came to the table, the beef was thinly sliced with the teriyaki glaze on top. The teriyaki sauce tasted well, but the beef was full of fat. The beef was not tender and it was tough. I do not recommend this dish and stick to the sushi and rolls.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies use to be difficult to find in Alameda. Thankfully that problem is no longer a problem. Jamba Juice is new to the mall and Cafe Central makes great smoothies at Park and Central. The prices are also reasonable at Cafe Central and if you order the daily special at Jamba Juice, the prices are affordable.

If you are seeking a sweeter beverage, go to Quickly on Park Avenue with the tapioca pearl drinks.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coming Soon ... The Frog and the Fiddle

In the former Acquacotta space The Frog and the Fiddle is soon to open. Contractors are working inside to modify the interiors and the opening should be anytime. The flyers in the window had a grand opening date of mid-August, but clearly that is not the case. The new restaurant advertises that it will serve local wines, fresh food and host live music. No menu is in the window yet.

I wish the best for the new venture. The West End of Alameda is still in desperate need of eating establishments.