Needles Hotel

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sunday travels

We hadn't been to dim sum in months and were simply overdue. Filled my van up with wife and friends yesterday and then on down to Jasmine in Kearny Mesa.

Your basic rapacious locust or caterpillar invasion, we ordered fast and furious. The salted prawns and the roasted pork, replete with crispy crackling skin, were particularly good this meal. Actually everything was good.

Like termites in a balsa wood factory, we did Fallbrook proud.

Afterwards our friends ordered a couple ducks next door at the Express to take home.

The weather has been extraordinarily nice in southern cal, sunny and breezy. We didn't want the nice to end so we skedaddled down to Balboa Park for a little walk.

Park was beautiful, crowded, parking was scarce. Took a long walk to re-find my crew.

I am admittedly biased but I think my hometown park is the prettiest park, with the most beautiful architecture, plateresque spanish colonial, in the whole country.

I never get tired of the park. Still haven't climbed the newly opened tower art the Museum Man. Need to go back soon.

Always a lot of interesting characters in the park. I know the sign says free weed but his song was all about selling you five dollar joints. I didn't ask.

Crazily we were still a little hungry and stopped at Karen Krasne's Extraordinary Desserts on the way home, the penultimate in sweet confection.

The blood orange ricotta cake was beyond description, the chocolate ganache heavenly. Obviously my gluttony knows no bounds. A fitting end to a marvelous and relaxing day. And a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

We had a skanky $3.50 pork roast from Costco, with some McCormick's gravy packet and new potatoes. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Balboa Park is my favorite place in the world!!! Nothing else compares.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Leslie in the blue hat!! Beautiful.