Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cold weather, warm food; the YP App pulls through!

So here is how this past Friday went down for me. Even though it is now "officially" summer, the weather here in Northern California is not cooperating at all and both Thursday and Friday it was in the 50's. Which wouldn't have been so bad, except that this was the week that my to older children had swim lesson at 10am every morning. After being in the pool with them (then the hot tub to warm up), I needed a serious pick-me-up. Thankfully, my husband happened to be free for a quick lunch date and we headed out.

He was in the mood for sushi and I was in the mood for something warm, so I pulled out my new YP app (you know, the old Yellow Pages that were both useful for finding information and for an impromptu booster seat?). You can search for local restaurants by menu/food type, which just makes satisfying everyone's cravings that much easier. I was even able to refine the search down to vegetarian soba noodles! You can also tap the little microphone button and talk to it, especially useful if you are driving or have a problem typing coherently on your phone (I fall into the latter category!)


We settled on Oni Sushi, and headed in for a lunch of soba noodles and chirashi. I even uploaded a photo of my lunch to the YP app.



I added my review for Oni Sushi on yp.com Once I started I couldn't really stop so I decided to review al my favorite (and a few of my least favorite) restaurants in the Bay Area. I feel like the beauty of peer reviewing is that you can find out what you really need to know, like if my favorite taqueria is kid-friendly, or that by 9am it's WAY too late to head to my favorite brunch spot on the weekends. I tried at add all those types of tidbits in my reviews so they can be useful. You can find all my stayathomeista reviews here.


Of course, I couldn't leave it there, so during our small wait time I made a little origami chopstick rest out of the paper wrapper. Please tell me someone else does this too? My friend Betsy makes an elaborate fish chopstick holder with an eye and everything, but I'm sticking with this one for now:)






Jessica

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2 comments:

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

It's not even 8 yet, and that looks so good!!!!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I love hot food on cold days.......
and we have had some bloody cold days here

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