Slightly greasy, slightly MSG'y, large dim sum at Dim Sum Express. Har gow, shu mai, lo bac guo, and char shu bao were $1 each.
Barely anywhere to sit (it is a take-out place) but cheap prices considering the har gow and shu mai were huge. Lo bac guo and char shu bao were decent enough too. Sadly no pai gut or anything, but next time I may have to try the lo mai gai and the sesame balls.
Dinner that night was at Pho Hai Kieu. I'm not a huge fan of pho ga, as the noodles at most places tend to be overly soft, and that was the case here. Very unique metal bowls and the sliced chicken was actually pretty decent. They specialize in pho ga here, but they also offer regularly beef pho, which I may have to try the next time. Unlike Golden Deli, the interior here is much more conventional for a pho shop-- much more worn and starting to get kinda tacky, but so classic for a pho shop!
Final note for Pho Hai Kieu: skip the egg rolls. Too greasy, not much flavor.
Filled the afternoon itself working on Keezer's G35S sedan (V36). He had Blitz ZZ-R coilovers installed two days ago by FRSport (thanks Alex!) that he wanted to raise up to a more streetable height. Adjusting the rear wasn't bad at all, and at raised up to the maximum possible ride height (which I think is lowered about 30mm/1.25"?) it's about perfect.
Fronts were a pain in the butt to adjust til we figured out you need to loosen the bracket for the brake lines on the coilover and then disconnect the bolt that connects directly to the swaybar. Once you do that, with some strong hands you can rotate the entire body without having to take anything else apart. End result, once raised up +6/+9 turns (front/rear) from the height that Blitz set them at, looked pretty good!
You do have to be careful with the fronts as they can actually be set higher (!) than stock. And the 12kg/mm front (672lb/in), 10kg/mm rear (560lb/in) is surprisingly comfortable on the street. Shocks were at full soft which was probably 2 or 3 notches too soft for such spring rates, but still, something to be fiddled with later; as it was setup, not bad at all!
Keezer has his Project 280ZX running too. The old L28 makes all of 145hp on a good day and the car is long and low feeling compared to contemporary vehicles, but the manual steering and the sound of an old inline-6 suggests a lot of fun. Not sure I want a project like this, but I can definitely appreciate it!