Sometimes good things come in plastic. So awkward.

Really awkward food selfie here.  Probably could redefine the genre of the awkward food selfie, really.  On the road to Santa Cruz, Ca after a long grinding week.  Arriving at our digs and realizing we didn’t have a clue where to go for food, a decision was made to take the dog for a walk.

sunset santa cruz

That accomplished we chose not to consult any of the usual internet subjects and resources and waited to see where our feet would lead.  Soon we came upon this little roadside gem of Hawaii’n cooking here on the mainland.  Aloha Island Grille sits less than 100 yards from our accommodations!  

storefront

Calls are placed, orders made and food picked up in 30 minutes.  Here comes the awkward, “good things sometimes come in plastic”, part.  The grilled Mahi-Mahi tasted as good as it looked, you’ll have to take our word for it, because hunger overrode  production sensibilities and the meal was gone before a thought was given to imagery of any sort. Don’t even talk to me about how good the white rice and mac and cheese were!!!

good things come in plastic

Grilled and good to go, add a nice red wine and we’re ready for our closeup!

Roots Run Deep winery (Educated Guess) has been so kind as to produce a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon for a remarkably affordable price of around $20.  Yes, you can enjoy wine without busting your budget!  Paired with these succulent sirloins to create a taste and memory that will not fade.  These steaks fed my oldest son and his good buddy, home from school for Spring Break.  Full and happy, ready to take on the coming spring time ritual of a break from studies and a head of new beginnings the young men take their leave.  All this and I forgot to photograph desert!  Next time, in an awkward way.

educated guessgrilled steaks

Another trio of flavor…

make a move on grilling season out here on the west coast.  Looking for a selfie op this homegrown rosemary (all about organic backyard victory!), organic garlic (a word about organics), olive oil , salt and pepper make a delicious marinade for these Top Sirloin steaks acquired today from Guerra’s Meats. (best little butcher shop in the west)  Guerra’s has been providing meats, seafood and sundries for over 50 years in SF and shopping there is a real slice of life, as it were.  Up next, divine abstract of the foodie sort…

flavor

homegrown rosemary, organic garlic and extra virgin olive oil

steaks

Top Sirloin steaks from Guerra’s Market in San Francisco

marinade