Friday, October 18, 2013

Alex's Neighborhood Stroll - Greek Restaurant



Song:  Desert Song

Artists:  The Piano Guys



A couple of days ago...
Alex's mother took him for a walk around our neighborhood...
and on up the hillside to a water container.


The fall colors in the neighborhood are coming to an end soon...
so they wished to take advantage of it by just walking through it.


The water container is on the hillside behind the line of trees.



Just up the street from our home...


is the dirt road leading up through the hills.









Alex had enjoyed his walk with his mother so much...
that I decided to take him up the hill earlier today.









After our walk...
we showered and went out to a little Greek restaurant...
at least that is what it was supposed to be.

As adventures sometimes end in disappointment...
this was one of them.


When we entered the "restaurant"...
I had thought that the table of elderly ladies were customers...
until the lady on the right picked up a tambourine and played it while sitting down
at her table  :)

They must have been the spouses of the "band".

Their "singing" was off key...
and they had no concept of mike control.

As a result...
some of their words were piercing...
while others were barely audible.

The food was simply barely edible.

All of our Mediterranean cravings, from now on...
 will be at our old favorite...Naan and Kabab.

We shall never return to this one...ever.
I don't think this one will survive much longer anyway.

I won't even include food pictures...it was that bad.

I shall merely designate this honky tonk / poor excuse for a restaurant as...
El Crapo  :)


Alex is now writing a 1 star review of it on Yelp  :)


We finally received all of the scientific equipment...
so Alex shall initiate his experiments tomorrow.

I shall be taking photos of his experimental steps for tomorrow's article.






2 comments:

  1. You don't have many trees in your neighborhood, but the ones you have are really colorful.

    You have tried so many restaurants, I suppose it was inevitable that you would eventually come upon a bad one. Too bad. But, I suppose the bad experiences help you appreciate the good ones even more.

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  2. Yes, this was a bad restaurant. The owner, cook, waiter, busboy...etc...was the same man. He seemed to be worn down, just going through the motions, not caring about anything. After eating there, I realized that the restaurant was a last ditch effort to create a job for himself. However, he still should not have done it...since he can't cook. On the flip side...had he really cared...he would have taught himself to cook. The pitas he served were hard (not baked but warmed in the microwave...so, with the moisture gone, they had become hard). The meat was not even a quarter of what is given at his competition. This man cut all corners...thereby sealing his own fate.

    What continually amazes me is how restaurant owners don't realize that the three most basic areas which must not be cut are: Food quality, service, and cleanliness. Each of these areas don't cost more to achieve. Cooking well is just as easily done as poorly cooking it. It may also be improved by eating excellent examples of the same type of food...deducing the methods and materials used...and constantly improving. Service is a simple matter of training and monitoring of standards. All it costs management is time invested. Cleanliness is achieved through the same.

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