Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010 Jul 21 - Harry's Cafe {Sacramento}

2010 Jul 21 - Harry's Cafe {Sacramento}

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Today four of the Lunch Bunch are headed to Sacramento and Harry's Cafe to try their Oxtail Stew which they only serve on Wednesdays and Thursdays until it runs out. Notice that they have recently raised the price a dollar.

Ken taking a photo, Elsa and Patti along with me are today's four.
On 16th Street just north of U Street

Elsa and Patti at our table for four

Elsa's oxtail stew

Ken decides on a daily special, a beef and vegetable spicy dish

This is my plate of oxtail stew

It really is a tiny place

After lunch which was very tasty but not at a bargain price. We drove over to Osakaya and bought a few manju. But I have photographed them in a number of previous Blogs.

From there we drive through parts of Land Park and to the newer Mahoroba Bakery.
Ken, Elsa and Patti heading to the bakery

These are some of their specialty pans {pan = Japanese for bread}

I bought and ate one of the Hazel Nut Choco Cream and Peanut pan

It was very, very good

From the bakery we walked across the parking lot to Oto's Market.
Everyone else put their stuff in Patti's basket

No one bought any octopus today

But some of us bought a Bento for dinner {Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japan. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container}

More Bento choices

Mochi ice cream is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling.

A large selection of Japanese soft drinks

Heading back to the car

Patti's only hobby is shopping. So we go back to the Tamakichi.

While the others are inside shopping I head across the street to Vic's Ice Cream.
Established in 1947 Vic's has been a Land Park Institution

My kiddie scoop of fresh peach ice cream

One last stop in Sacramento before heading home is the ABC Bakery.
Entering the bakery

A lot of Chinese pastries

But we are not quite done yet. In a couple of months we are having an exotic foods dinner at my home so we stop in Lodi at the Rancho San Miguel market to see which specialty meats that they carry.
They have fresh specialty meats on an everyday basis since this market is aimed at a Mexican clientele. Fresh not previously frozen oxtails.

Fresh goat

Fresh tripe and tongue

Fresh chicken feet

Elsa picked up some stew meat that included oxtails and beef shanks

Back at Elsa's and then we head home after a pretty long day.
Ken will give Patti a ride home while I get into my little Corolla


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