mmm-yoso!!! is just a blog about food. You get to experience our meals by reading about them. Today, Cathy returns with a real post about a silly day.
Hi. So it was the day after Thanksgiving and we woke up and knew we should be driving. Usually we are leaving from Detroit, and stopping at Crazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor but this year we were in San Diego. Because of the weather back East.
We intended to go to the Wynn, where I had eaten about two years ago (The Mister had never been there). But the line had more than 100 people waiting, and the menu was special and $40. For lunch. This horrible economy.
So, we drove across town, to the newer Red Rock, for lunch at $10 each.
First, I went to the salad bar area and got my appetizers: Antipasto, sliced cheese, chilled ham, rare roast beef and turkey slices (all very tasty and not lunch meat-ish), marinated mushrooms, beet salad (made with a touch of orange)(really good) and fresh roll and butter.
Then the 'why play games?' plate-5 spice pork rib (juicy and not overpowering with sauce),an upside down teriyaki chicken though, egg roll, end cut of roast beef (always good, large and with spices on the crust), fried okra and collard greens...I could have done without the egg roll.
Then the schizophrenic, try a bit of everything plate: fried catfish and a hush puppy and some tartar sauce(surprisingly nice), pasta with Alfredo sauce (very nice), a piece of spicy tuna sushi (meh), stir fried noodles (I did not finish) and my favorite-olives!.
A little more schizophrenia via The Mister's plate- more fried catfish, a pepperoni Stromboli (which was excellent), slice of cheese pizza (cheese and sauce was excellent, dough could have been baked longer), antipasto with meat, marinated artichokes, creamed corn, baked fish (very nice), black eyed peas, another roll and mac and cheese.
Then it was about time for dessert, and The Mister got this plate.
All for himself.
I did try that spumoni gelato at the top left there and it was the best I have ever had in my life. Pistachio and cherry and even the chocolate were *so* good.
The carrot cake was excellent.
My "dessert" plate.
Mashed potatoes and gravy (oh *so* good), stuffing with gravy, cranberry sauce, a blondie (unchocolate brownie), pot sticker (excellent filling and dough fried just right) and a piece of teriyaki chicken.
I did not care for the blondie.
and so we had to drive home.
We stopped at the Mad Greek in Baker, for a fresh strawberry shake.
The small is $4.45 now. Worth it.
We got home 12 hours after we left. A bit less than two full tanks of fuel and an exciting day.
We didn't eat at all on Saturday...
Red Rock Casino website 11011 West Charleston Blvd 89135
Mad Greek 72112 Baker Boulevard Baker, CA 92309