Wednesday, January 20, 2010

10 Jan 20 - Golden Palace

Golden Palace - Chinese
130 S El Dorado St Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 463-5508

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Today Freeman is buying me lunch at the Golden Palace Chinese restaurant in downtown Stockton. It is located two blocks from where we used to work and often ate here together back when we were employed. But it has been 10 years since I retired and it has been a few years since I have been to the Golden Palace. Holden is also joining us for lunch.

The food has always been pretty good here. But I think that it reminds me of my working years which is probably the reason that I have not been here in a long time.

It is actually a very cold, windy and rainy day today. The restaurant does not have many people walking in from our old office buildings. So it is relatively empty. We had gotten there at 11:40 AM to beat the lunch crowd but it seems no one wanted to leave the office buildings today.
Holden and Freeman eating their corn soup

My lunch is the Chinese Beef Stew which is a braised brisket with bok choy

Holden has the Beef Chow Fun

Freeman splurges and has the Short Ribs in a modified sweet and sour sauce

My dish was the cheapest at $6.25 and Freeman's the most expensive at $8.00.
The guys are still eating away

There are two Special Boards along the wall besides their regular printed menu


Saturday, May 30, 2009

2009 May 30 - Dynasty

2009 May 30 - Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

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Ken O drives over with Don S to give me a ride to the restaurant. Tonight is Chinese food.
Ken's Honda Civic

The front of the Dynasty Restaurant

Tonight we will have two tables of about 10 each. One table is for the hardcore Chinese food and the other is for the more normal Chinese cuisine.
Waitress taking the order The other table is in the corner

The Joel M's, Carol F and Jerry's wife

Vikingland's evil quartet

Where's the food ?

Looking at Ken's vacation photos

Looking at Ken's old grade school class pictures

These three have been causing trouble together since Grant Elementary School days

The first table gets served first since they ordered without much fanfare

The waitress brings the shrimp dish

This is the shrimp dish for the other table

Dennis is eating his watermelon

Barb had to work so she gets here after dinner

These two ate much more than their share :-)

After dinner BS'ing

Much more BS

This is the last photo as everyone is dividing up the bill


Sunday, September 28, 2008

08 Sep 27 - Na Hoku Mai Kanoelani's Luau

Na Hoku Mai Kanoelani is an independent dance group that meets once a week during the evenings and is open to those interested in Hula and Tahitian Dance based in Stockton, CA.

This Luau is one of their Fund Raisers.

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Civic Auditorium
Patti buys raffle tickets
Jerry and wife
Sandra and Mel
Grandma talking
The three kids
Table sign and menu
The dancers were the food servers
Some of the younger dancers served the salmon and poi
The one on the left was a feature dancer

Desert time

Mel and Rick
Al and Francis
Another dance


Sunday, August 24, 2008

08 Aug 23 - Mikasa

Mikasa Japanese Food
15138 S Harlan Rd, Lathrop, CA‎ -(209) 858-1818

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Dinner is at 6:00 PM. But Ken and Patti are late.
Now these people are on time.

What to order. The sashimi looks good. But no one orders it.
Dennis is even later than Ken.
And Alice is the last one to show.
Grandma eats her salad.
This is Patti's bento.

Al takes a mouthful. Frances has her fried rice.
Molly has the teriyaki salmon.
Ken has the salmon katsu and shrimp tempura bento.
Mary Ellen and Jim are wondering what Molly just said.
After much b.s. We leave for home.
Jim has the 1956 Edison Hi Lite.

Molly asks Grandma something while Ken kibitzes.
A couple of hams :-)

Grandma and Patti have been friends since Kindergarten.