Photo Hunt #99: Anniversary

10 Sep

This week’s theme totally stumped me. I found myself facing a brick wall. What to post was the nagging question. Not wanting to pass this week’s game, I decided to share with you what we did on our ANNIVERSARY this year.
Our anniversary fell on a Tuesday. On Monday, we worked half day and drove to Monterey for a quick getaway. We had tapas for dinner not too long after dropping our bags in the hotel room. On our anniversary itself, we decided to have a simple lunch at RED HOUSE CAFE located in the heart of downtown Pacific Grove, which came highly recommended by friends. And for good reasons.
For my lunch, I opted to get the daily special, which consists of half sandwich and a soup. That day the soup was a creamy broccoli soup – which was perfect for that rainy, cold day – and a it’s-not-your-lunchbox-kind chicken salad sandwich. I must say that this combination is so perfect. The chicken salad is meant for adult palate, very tasty and not too creamy (mayonnaise-y)
Hubby had calamari steak sandwich and orso salad. I had a bite and half of the sandwich and I’ll tell you all the good words from previous customers were with good basis. Menu is here.
And after that filling lunch, we decided to drive back to Monterey and browse the stores along Cannery Row – rain notwithstanding. Needless to say, it was one memorable anniversary and we didn’t break the bank in the pursuit of a good time.

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Posted by on September 10, 2010 in photo hunt


27 responses to “Photo Hunt #99: Anniversary

  1. Martha Z

    September 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    It’s been too long since I have been to Monterey. To many places to visit and revisit, too little time.
    Those photos of Malta make me think there is yet another place I would like to visit, unlikely, though.

  2. Sue St Clair

    September 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend an anniversary! The food looks great too!

  3. Annie

    September 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    This looks like such a fun way to spend your anniversary. Monterey looks like my kind of town; I’d love to visit it someday. The food looks amazing!

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Carver

    September 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    That looks like a wonderful anniversary celebration. Great shots as usual.

  5. And Miles To Go...

    September 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    what a gorgeous looking anniversary meal–YUM.

  6. jams o donnell

    September 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    What a wonderful way to celebrate a happy day! Have a great weekend

  7. barb

    September 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    The Red House Cafe is a favorite of ours, too. We always have at least one lunch there when we visit Monterrey. (We usually sit at the outside tables so we can watch our bikes.) Wishing you many more Happy Anniversaries!

  8. Julie

    September 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    What a fun way to celebrate your anniversary 🙂 The Red House Cafe seems like a good find 🙂

  9. bonggamom

    September 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    That food looks delicious! I’m doing the Big Sur Half-Marathon in November so I’ll have to keep this place in mind for after my run 🙂

  10. Carol

    September 11, 2010 at 1:22 am

    A belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you & hubby…. it’s so nice to see that you both celebrate this special event… it looks like you had a great time! Ours comes up in October….. 41 years… imagine that! :)) Love your photos… as always. Take care, I think of you often. ♥

  11. YTSL

    September 11, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Sounds like a happy anniversary! Congrats! 🙂

  12. Eds

    September 11, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Belated happy anniversary! Your foods looks sumptuous! I’m suddenly craving for sandwich right now. 🙂

  13. Lilian

    September 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

    That food looks lovely! Yum.

  14. eastcoastlife

    September 11, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Happy anniversary!
    I love the Red House Cafe, it’s so pretty. The food looks good….. *drools*

  15. Maria

    September 11, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Good Morning!
    Your anniversary photos are wonderful… the lunch looks mouth-watering!
    The chicken sandwiches look so delicious as does the orzo pasta salad. Reminding myself right now to put orzo pasta on my shopping list :o)
    ~happy weekend~

  16. jan

    September 11, 2010 at 11:12 am

    looks like you had a lot of fun and the food looks so yummy..hmmm

    my annivery is up too

    happy weekend

  17. Janice

    September 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Great pictures….I love Monterey.

  18. Liz

    September 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Sounds like you had a great celebration. The food made me hungry. 🙂

    Liz @ MLC

  19. upto6only

    September 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Happy Anniversary.

    Good food makes me hungry.

  20. docgelo

    September 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    a happy anniversary indeed! what a hearty lunch you had! 😀

  21. Kim

    September 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    What a fantastic anniversary! Now I’m hungry again. 🙂

    I’m up and would love to have company. The Misplaced Midwesterner

  22. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

    September 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    That is a great post for photohunt! You have made me hungry too.

  23. Colin Campbell

    September 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Lovely story. I love Monterey.

  24. seniorhiker

    September 12, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Happy Belated Anniversary — you did a great job with this theme. Your meal looked delicious.

  25. michael

    September 13, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Happy anniversary, a bit late, but still meant. Nice how you documented the day.

  26. ann chin

    September 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    what a lovely day. You start planning for next year?

  27. prinsesamusang

    September 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    the food looked delicious! i am a soup lover you see. food for the soul right!


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