Monday, January 29, 2007

The Weekend

This weekend, Crestfallen came over for the weekend. She's here for business, but flew in a couple of days early to kick it. Anyway, the weather was mostly bad while she was out here. It's been raining, and everything has been more or less glum. We did get to dine at a couple of restaurants that I had not yet had the chance to try.

The first was the Cajun Crab House in San Jose, which just opened up maybe a few months ago. The place was packed, and we were told that the wait would be about 45 minutes. Luckily, CF, QB, and I were being seated a short 15 minutes later. I ordered the seafood gumbo, CF had the Jambalaya, and QB had the cajun-spiced Dungeness crab. Let me say that the food can definitely be hot. The seafood gumbo packed some serious heat, and the crab was fiery (QB ordered the spicy version). It's a shame that we forgot to bring the camera, as they put one of those shellfish splatter bibs on QB, and it looked pretty funny.

The food was great, but I felt it was a bit pricey for what you got... gumbo and jambalaya were $18 and the crab was $22. I'd be much more excited about going there more often if the jambalaya or the gumbo were a few bucks cheaper. The service was generally pretty good, which was a nice surprise. Oh, and QB and I have never had beignets before, and we heard some pretty good things about them from CF, so we ordered a batch for dessert. I'd say that was the one item that was sub-par for the evening. I guess I'll have to give them a try if I ever make it out to New Orleans.

The other restaurant we checked out was Kubota in San Jose's Japantown. The restaurant is rather unassuming. From the outside, if it weren't for the electronically lit Open sign, you'd think it was someone's residence. Anyway, there's nothing too fancy about the place. It looks like a typical modern restaurant on the inside. It's all up from here.

The sushi was fresh and tasty. I ordered the deluxe Chirashi dish, and I was pleased all around. CF had a chirashi and udon combination, which provided her with a ton of food. And, QB went with a sushi combination plate. Again, I wish I had a camera, since the food looked really good. If you're ever in the area, and you're craving for sushi, you'll want to stop by for dinner.

While we all didn't do too much other than eating out, we did manage to get down to City Beach in Fremont and play some ping pong. I was the grand champion for the night with only a couple losses. But, don't get the wrong idea, I was horrible. It's just that there are varying degrees of horrible. And, we also spent a few hours playing poker for no real money at home while having a few beers and cocktails. Good thing Rowr was nowhere near, as I hear she's been on a poker roll.

Okay, I guess that about sums it up.

1 comment:

chococat said...

look out, poker! :)
Hmm that japanese place sounded especially good.... don't forget your camera next time! ;)