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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    The food at the first festival was good. I had a California roll, James had some fried simian noodles and Mika had a corndog. James also got a shave ice since the booth was run by Shimazu Store (IMO the best shave ice). We were planning on hitting three festivals so we didn't eat much.

    The next one was tiny. I ordered their "fried chicken" and it was disappoint. I'm going to take a guess that KFC out here offers a chicken bowl that includes rice and corn because this was KFC chicken over rice with corn thrown in. Regardless, it was definitely KFC. At home, none of the Obon Festivals bring in food. It's all cooked by the different groups that participate in the event.

    much disappoint
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbycrts View Post
    We saw the food trucks - I was tempted to stop, but just not enough time! Ben is working at a food truck now (St. Johns Wings!), so I'm trying to learn more about the extensive Portland food truck culture.
    That's cool.

    From what I know, the food truck scene is thriving in Portland. Down here it's a bunch of money grubbers trying to capitalize on the popularity. When it started, it was a way for chefs to get gourmet level food out to the people. Now the quality of the food in the San Jose area is watered down. You have to do your research into what truck is actually innovating and good.

    The first few "trucks" I heard about were in SF. "The Creme Brulee Guy" worked out of an old ice cream cart and started in the early days of Instagram. The same with "The Little Red Wagon" lady who sold ice-cream from an old Radio City Flyer wagon. She was the first to use hydrogen to make an instant ice cream. She is now "Smitten" ice cream and starting to franchise all over.

    I'd say now 90% of the trucks are just glorified roach coaches. There are few "gourmet" trucks these days in San Jose area.

    How are the wings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    Our room has a Keurig so I've been drinking coffee every day. Last night I stopped in a coffee shop and found a small package of pods (12) that were 100% Kona beans. What a difference!

    Made my morning cup on the lanai (balcony really) much better.
    I didn't have lanai coffee the whole time we were in Kauai! So sad...on the upside, it was because I slept well and by the time I was ready to get up in the morning we were off to our next thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersister View Post
    Really slow start at the new job, but I’m not sad. I’ve needed a break for a long time. It was hard getting one at my other job. It was a good experience in a lot of ways, but draining too.

    Glad to hear you've moved on to better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbycrts View Post
    I didn't have lanai coffee the whole time we were in Kauai! So sad...on the upside, it was because I slept well and by the time I was ready to get up in the morning we were off to our next thing to do.
    I've been waking up at 3:30/4:00 so I have plenty of time
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    Aloha kakihiaka hos

    I'm off to do some laundry. Have a good rest of your day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PereBourik View Post
    Akorn kamado report:
    Grilled corn. 20-25 minutes, turning every 5, heavenly! Caramelized and sweet, my new favorite way to have corn.
    Chicken thighs. Done my usual-ish way. Couldn't put in the indirect heat stone so I set the vents to keep about 400. Each time I opened the grill my glasses steamed up. That doesn't happen with the Weber. The chicken was noticeably more moist. Delicious.

    I'm digging this Akorn.
    I'm glad it's working so well for you!

    I'm at about the five year mark with mine, I think, and it's showing its age (kept outside all year long in the Pacific Northwest - it ages faster here, I bet). Time to refurbish it with a new ash pan, fire bowl, top vent gasket, and fire grate. The price will run about $120 or so, meaning I'm still less than half the price of a ceramic kamado. Char Griller has all the parts needed to refurb it, too. I still love my Akorn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    That's cool.

    From what I know, the food truck scene is thriving in Portland. Down here it's a bunch of money grubbers trying to capitalize on the popularity. When it started, it was a way for chefs to get gourmet level food out to the people. Now the quality of the food in the San Jose area is watered down. You have to do your research into what truck is actually innovating and good.

    The first few "trucks" I heard about were in SF. "The Creme Brulee Guy" worked out of an old ice cream cart and started in the early days of Instagram. The same with "The Little Red Wagon" lady who sold ice-cream from an old Radio City Flyer wagon. She was the first to use hydrogen to make an instant ice cream. She is now "Smitten" ice cream and starting to franchise all over.

    I'd say now 90% of the trucks are just glorified roach coaches. There are few "gourmet" trucks these days in San Jose area.

    How are the wings?
    I haven't been yet - he just started a couple weeks ago. I was going to take the girls yesterday but they each had projects going on and we ended up running out of time. We'll get there soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    Monterey is beautiful. If she likes seafood and pasta have her try out my cousin's restaurant. Monterey Fish House. It's really good and is a spot the locals don't talk about because there would be too many tourists .

    It's where I answered the phone to take a reservation and I thought it was a guy doing a Clint Eastwood imitation. Nope. He's a regular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbycrts View Post
    I didn't have lanai coffee the whole time we were in Kauai! So sad...on the upside, it was because I slept well and by the time I was ready to get up in the morning we were off to our next thing to do.
    Mmmm. . . coffee

    Time for another cup.
    Why me?
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