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San Bernardino Visit to Denise - cjs - 12-16-2010

What a fun day we had yesterday - first off, before I get to our visit with Denise and Derek (because they are still working....not retired yet! ), let me tell you about our foray around their town. I googled some of my favorite types of shops/places and found some to explore. A couple were busts, but these two were really fun.

Viet Hung Seafood Market - just a little hole in the wall, that most folks in their right minds would not go into, but once you're in, oh my all the goodies they have!! They have tanks for fresh oysers, clams, lobsters, AND (pay attention, Daphne) catfish! Gorgeous, about 2 pounders just swimming around. I'd have given my eyeteeth to have gotten a couple, they looked so good!

Then, on to Mardi Gras Restaurant, whose description when I googled them mentioned "...whole catfish, catfish filet, Po Boys, Greens, Yams, Chicken & Waffles Gizzards, Cajun Chicken Etouffee, Jambalaya, Oysters, Frog legs, and much more." When I saw that I knew we had to go.

Another little dive, but oh the food was so good. Roy had the Jambalaya (with chicken & sausage) and I had, what else, deep fried whole catfish and hushpuppies. Died and gone to heaven. The seasoning on the catfish and in the hushpuppies was just perfectly spicy.
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The place was too busy to try and talk to the two felllows who are owners/partners/chefs, but maybe next time we'll go in earlier. There are so many other dishes I want to try there!

Then we met up with Denise and Derek and had a wonderful visit, as usual - it's hard when four people want to talk at the same time, but we managed. Too short a visit, but they had to work today, so we didn't linger too awfully long. I hope you all get to meet them one day - they are just a great couple.

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Hope we can stop and see them on the way back, but time will be the factor..... Thanks, Denise & Derek for a great visit!

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - Gourmet_Mom - 12-16-2010

Jean, I can't believe you restrained yourself! But at least you got to eat one...LOL! What a great picture of the four of you! I just know you had a great visit!

And no, you're not IS Thursday. The cold temps and wet weather met up later in the morning than expected, so they called school for the day. Actually, I would have preferred to go in late, so we wouldn't have to make it up.

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - cjs - 12-16-2010

Good for you, Daphne - have a great day!! Are either of the kids still home? If so, have fun.

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - Gourmet_Mom - 12-16-2010

Sadly, no, I'm all alone with nothing and no one to play with.

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - esgunn - 12-16-2010

Sounds like a great time. I loved hosting that little get together here and meeting some of you all! Denise - what happened to the red hair???? (am I supposed to mention that? )

You all look great!

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - Harborwitch - 12-16-2010

Jean that sounds like a perfect day!

It looks like the four of you were having a great time! Wish we could have been there to visit too. Oh well - the day will come!

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - DFen911 - 12-16-2010

Lol Erin!! I decided to let it grow out and see what it would look like. I've been coloring it for about 25 years now and so tired of it. Lo and Behold I have silver hair. I knew it was gray... a lot...but had no idea how gray lol!

I think it's so cute that Roy and Derek have the same hair style too

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - Gourmet_Mom - 12-16-2010

It's so funny! I noticed that the boys looked like they were related, and the girls did, too! Too cute!

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - Trixxee - 12-16-2010

Everyone looks wonderful! What a nice evening.

Re: San Bernardino Visit to Denise - cjs - 12-16-2010

Tracie just said Denise looks like me 20-30 years ago..... I take that as a high compliment.

Erin, Denise's new hair color is so soft and so sophiscated looking...and then she opens her mouth. (I'M KIDDING!!!! )