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The Bathroom Makes Me Uncomfortable

A couple places of note.

Esan Thai Restaurant. I was talked into going here for lunch primarily because there is less than nothing to eat at the house. I have recently discovered that Cool Whip does not make a nutritious or filling lunch.

It was not very Thai of me, but I ordered the fried rice w/ chicken. Not terribly exciting and neither was the food. Don't know what it was, but w/ fried rice you should just want to shovel it in. Not today. Thai Ice Tea was delicious. Varied lunch menu means I‘ll go back, but not often.

Friday night we went to Pomodoro Grill. It has a funky location and is in a funky little building. I am desperate to like this place, but that has yet to happen. I freely admit to being a bit of a restaurant snob. I like trendy places and will over look mediocre food if the atmosphere works for me. Nothing about Pomodoro does works for me. Noisy but not in a good way, an open kitchen that seems obvious, and the bathrooms, as I have mentioned above, make me uncomfortable.

I have not been very adventurous with their menu, but as it is mostly Italian I feel like I know it already. In any case they make very good pizzas. The four of us selected one each. The Tradizionale for me, the wife had the Pomodoro. Our friends Kirby and Luke had the Portobello and the Margherita. All under ten bucks… I bet our waiter loved us. Kirby raved about his. He loved the inclusion of the Gorgonzola cheese.

We sat in the front booth by the door, which we did at our own peril. Either that or deal with the 45-60 minute wait. It was fine, but the outer door to the restaurant was left open and every time the inner door open we froze. Need to try something other than Pizza and their Italian dishes. But when will I go back there?


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