For the first time in seven years, I had Columbus Day off!
We had lunch with Mr. Monkey's family at Icho Izakaya (708 E Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel), a Japanese restaurant run by Chinese people.
Like many other restaurants of this ilk, it was fine but unmemorable. Lunch is a pretty good deal, though. A one-item meal with soup and salad costs only $4.99. The two-item version goes for $8.50. Available components include mixed sushi, mixed sashimi, grilled saba, tempura, teriyaki chicken, grilled salmon, tonkatsu, and various sushi rolls.
After lunch, we headed to Cathy's Bakery next door.
Our stash from Cathy's. Fresh. Flaky. Buttery.
One last stop before home -- Quickly for 98-cent boba milk tea. I like getting the mini boba at Quickly. Aside from the price, it's the only good thing there, as the actual drink leaves much to be desired.
When Brother Monkey went to buy beer, the cashier said, "You've gotta be kidding me!" What say you? Does he really look under 21? Any guesses on his age?
We were amused that pitcher Derek Lowe's theme song was Flo Rida's "Low." Nothing says baseball like Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur.
Mr. Monkey and his friend sat in separate seats from us today. Can you spot them? Mr. Monkey's friend is wearing a red Phillies cap. Boo!
Little Monkey Niece and her dad joined us.
Mr. Monkey came to visit us for an inning.
Up until the eighth, I thought the Dodgers would win, as did this Phillies fan.
After LMN and her dad left (and after we lost the lead), BroMo and I headed down to some empty seats next to Mr. Monkey and his friend.
Even the proximity to the field didn't make up for what became a very bad night for the Dodgers. So sad.
But at least I had the day off. That was lovely despite the loss.