What I love most about this restaurant is it’s namesake; Albert, a silverback western lowland gorilla that lived at the zoo from August 1949 until his death in October 1978. This restaurant stands where his habitat used to be. He fathered a daughter Alvila and lives on through his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
I like seeing how things are made and how they work. When I was a kid I liked watching construction projects and taking stuff apart. Back in the old days most things were held together by screws so the world was mine after I found where our screwdrivers were kept. The key was remembering how […]
Just love the double chicken faces for their logo! Such happy expressions. We’ve been here a few times now and my favorite is the chicken bowl with plantains, onions, beans and rice. Does not look very big, but don’t be deceived, a whole lot of food is packed inside!
I could not resist that tantalizing scent in the air. It was a primal scent of fire and lamb. I followed the scent to it’s source. Kona crusted racks of lamb. I sampled a lamb chop. There was a crust of seasoning on the lamb licked by fire. I asked for mine plain so […]
Over the freeways, through the winery’s, amongst the mountains and pines, along the farm fields, Indian lands, lonely sporatic houses, then descending down down down to the desert floor we go. We do this trip every 6 weeks or so for necessary doctoring and such. I prefer to take the scenic route as it makes the trip much […]
I see the sea. Scent of sea salt is in the air. I feel the sand beneath my feet. This was one of my fav spots for getting tacos after a drive along the coast with my kid. I remember in the old days this place was mostly a small grocery store with lots of Mexican […]