Mike Madriaga 9 a.m., July 25
- Community Blog
Wine, food What else do you need???
I apologize for the size of this picture, but I am not savvy enough to get it right. No problem on my website: auntsandiegospeaks.net
This is a picture of a glass of wine, served at House of Blues, during Happy Hour. I hope other restaurants will take heed and stop this nonsensical "measured pour".
HOB has great service & food. During Happy Hour there are special prices on drinks & appetizers. We decided we needed bread pudding. I was slightly disappointed because they changed the presentation. It used to be served with a sugar 'crown' that not only looked great, but it was sugar!
Have you been getting those annoying calls from AT&T, asking if you received your Yellow Pages? My count is up to 5. Yesterday, I asked to speak to a supervisor. She explained there are 2 systems on this project. There is an automated system that hangs up if the call is answered by a machine. Then there are the live persons. "There is no way anyone should receive more than 1 live call". But, I did. A friend even answered one day & there was a real person on the line. AT&T contracts with this company, CAC. The phone number to call to file a complaint is: 973-785-3000. No toll free number, it probably costs too much!! The contractor home office is at: 155 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470 Message to AT&T, get organized and STOP calling me. Also, CAC does not have an e-mail address for complaints.
Back to food, I buy bananas 5-6 at a time. I manage about 3 days putting them on cereal. The rest I leave until they are over-ripe, then I make banana bread. I've been doing this for a l-o-n-g time. I went to the AllRecipes site and found a recipe for banana cake that is baked in a tube or Bundt pan. It was absolutely fantastic, dahlin. Moist, rich, great flavor. I put a drizzle on it, using a small amount of butter, powdered sugar, milk and a splash of Grand Marnier. You can create your own drizzle or leave the cake as is. You can check out AllRecipes.com for Banana cake. Try it, you'll like it.
Kudos to the DMV. I never thought I would say those words. After posting my blog on August 3, I received an e-mail from a DMV ombudsman, Richard Kohr. He not only got me an appoinement (in September), but sent me a temporary driver's license, too. I certainly do appreciate his efforts on my behalf. Thank you Mr. Kohr.