It's cold and overcast here today. Yesterday was nicer -- T and I took a walk down the waterfront and wandered around Embarcadero Center for awhile. There's a mall that's in trouble; seemed like there were more empty storefronts than open ones. T and I exchanged theories as to why, including problems with circulation, isolation from the neighborhood, and competition from the Ferry Building. We also hit the Ferry Building briefly, although it was late afternoon so the farmer's market was long done. Mostly it was an excuse to get out of the house and soak up some sunshine. Fresh air is a good thing.
Had dinner tonight with SE and SF at a new Vietnamese fusion place in downtown Mountain View, called Xanh. (Good food, awful website. It's the best way to see a menu, though.) The shaking beef and shrimp rolls, the two dishes I always try in such places, were both fine examples of their type. ( Collapse )
If you are local, in the area, and looking for good fusion, I definitely recommend it. They're fairly newish, so service is still a little iffy and slow, but they're friendly and enthusiatic, which makes up for a lot.