Monday, December 31, 2007

A bare bones end of the year post

We had a great time in Hawaii. It's good to be back with the kids. Tomorrow, it's back to snow and ice, and I must admit, I'm a little nervous about that part.

I intended to do a year-end review, but here it is 10:30 on the 31st of December {happy birthday to you, Michelle! Sorry I forgot to email you today} and it's almost time to look forward and not back. I mean, it's already 2008 in New York and Anderson Cooper is heading home. So, I'm doing a very scaled-back Year in Review with a theme: awesome dining experiences in 07, aka the year of gourmet pizza and chopped salads. Feel free to add your own favorite places in the comments. Here we go.

Feast -- Tucson, AZ
Grazie -- Scottsdale, AZ
Sauce -- Scottsdale, AZ
Club 33 -- Disneyland, CA
Yasu Sushi Bistro -- Phoenix, AZ
Postino -- Phoenix, AZ
La Grande Orange -- Phoenix, AZ
Zinn Bistro -- Salt Lake City, UT
Asia de Cuba -- Scottsdale, AZ
Haleiwa Eats -- Haleiwa, HI
Zupas -- Draper, UT
Gurus -- Provo, UT
Pizzeria Bianco -- Phoenix, AZ
Giovanni's Original White Shrimp Truck -- Oahu, HI
Fox and Obel -- Chicago, IL


Emily said...

And, happy new year!

Neil and Diana said...

Mubo's, or whatever it's called, at Westgate in Phx. Amye will know!

Courtney said...

I forgot about the shrimp truck in Oahu. That is good stuff!

Anonymous said...

That's Motu's! I'm craving and curry chicken salad right now. AG

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Michelle said...

And belated Happy Birthday to you too!! Thanks for the birthday wishes - I was sick in bed.

Abby said...

I want to hear about the shrimp truck.

Emily said...

Straight from the shrimp farm, fresher than fresh meltaway shrimp sauteed in garlic, butter, and wine, served with two scoops of garlic-topped shrimp. Mmmmm! Add a cocunut pineapple smoothie and you've got a little taste of paradise.

All served out of a rickety old bus/truck up on blocks on the side of the road.

Fifteen dollars and ten messy, buttery fingers = utmost satisfaction.

Emily said...

That's two scoops of rice, I meant.

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

That shrimp truck sounds delish...when do we get to see pictures of your hawaiian getaway?

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

The Carnegie Deli--New York
Taco Bell--North Las Vegas, Nevada

lys said...

I can't wait to hear all about Hawaii. Whether in Utah or in NY, my holidays were filled with snow. Hawaii would have been a dream come true, but instead I had to settle for "Mele Kalikimaka" over and over again on the radio. . .

Becky said...

Sounds Yummy! Bundle up and eat some pizza in honor of 08.

go boo boo said...

I miss club 33! We used to do that all of the time when we were kids. It was my favorite shrimp as a kiddo. I still haven't had the famous Pizza Bianco either.

bryan said...

Yes, Giovanni's is quite good! Did you go to Matsumoto's for shave ice afterwards?

Emily said...

Hi Bryan. Yes! It was delicious!Mmmm, shave ice.

Sign me up for the game you were talking about!