SF Bay Area
Short-notice visit to the Bay Area with an even shorter-notice dinner with the Lu-Lai family at Din Ding Dumpling House. Pretty tasty dumplings but not quite as delicate as Din Tai Fung, and the green beans, while good, lacked the bit of kick that would put them into top tier of tastiness.
Dessert at Ice3 Creamery, for rolled ice cream-- and better yet they do it in taco form! Plus they had a great chalkboard that Mason loved almost as much as the ice cream... although from the speed with which he ran over after the ice cream showed up, maybe he likes ice cream even more? *grins*
Breakfast the next day at Millbrae Pancake House. Very local place, pancakes were just okay, but the hashbrowns were excellent. And hard to complain with a generous portion of bacon.
Also, thanks Pearl for the barbeque Cheetos delivery from Japan!