Some food-related (mostly) things we enjoyed this past week:
We found a new (to us) Thai place last weekend that we really like. Malai Kitchen is probably still our favorite, but Thai Star is much closer to our house, and the food, service and atmosphere were good enough to warrant many subsequent visits. The homemade dumplings were amazing, and both soups we tried were delicious, but the Tom Kha (coconut soup with lemongrass, herbs and chicken) was by far the best. For our main courses, Dan had a gorgeous and delicious tilapia dish with tons of fresh veggies and a spicy tamarind sauce, and I had the spicy, savory sukiyaki noodle dish. The menu is huge and there are many more dishes we look forward to trying. We dined on their cute and cozy patio that was surprisingly quiet and relaxing, given that it overlooks the parking lot of the strip mall where the restaurant is located. All the wait staff we encountered were attentive and knowledgeable. I thought it was a particularly nice touch when the (I assume) manager brought out a vase with flowers for the table next to us that was clearly a group of women gathered for a girls’ night out. Well done, Thai Star — we’ll be back!
Speaking of being back, one of our all-time favorite shows has returned! Mad Men Season 6 started on Sunday, and we’re excited for another season filled with 1960s debauchery in the cut-throat world of Madison Avenue advertising.
In Crazy Cat Lady news, we found 3 kittens trapped near a vent for the crawl space under our house. Somehow we will resist the cuteness, and will be working with an organization that has a cat “rescue and re-home program” to find them suitable forever homes, somewhere other than our own house. I repeat: We. Will. Resist. The. Cuteness.
We attended a surprise birthday gathering for a friend last night at, of all places, the Bon Jovi “Because We Can” concert. Whether you’re a fan or not, the dude puts on an entertaining show, and it was a really fun evening.
We celebrated another birthday this week as well — Happy Birthday to our newest nephew A!! He was born a little earlier than ideal, but he and his mom are thankfully doing well, and the world is a better place sooner, now that he is here.