In no particular order....
1) Osteria in Palo Alto. This is a classic Italian joint in downtown PA which is always busy. The service can be spotty. I've walked in before to inquire about wait time and met some stuffy, rude wait staff. But the food is good. Specifically the pasta is amazing. Funny story - we walked past one day and my boyfriend started reminiscing about the time we dined there together... except it was totally with his ex and not me! So it's kind of a joke now. But we finally went together this year on a random week night and had some delicious dishes.
|Half eaten gnocchi - perfectly tender with tomato sauce and lots of cheese!|
|Pesto linguine with shrimp - seriously some of the best pesto I've ever had. Shrimp was eh.|
|Sorry for semi blurry pic!|
|Started with a hummus appetizer|
|How the kebab comes out|
|Couple bites in, barely pausing to snap a photo|
|Drizzled with sauce. NOMS.|
|2 burgers with a side of chili cheese fries|
|Get a load of that tuna! Paired with a toasted brioche bun and a delightful sauce.|
Well, I'm done with 20 minutes to spare! Time to get this posted and break out the bubbly! Or in our case, steaming mugs of tea. Poor bf has a cold, but he soldiered up and got Pizza Antica with me for dinner, then we stopped at a friend's party in Sunnyvale. We cut out of there at 10pm and came home, when I resolved to get this last post up. So, Happy New Year! Wishing everyone good food, love, and happiness in 2013.