In the Ventura Harbor there are a lot of great places to eat. We always find ourselves at Brophy Bros. because they have a good Happy Hour and the chowder is usually a sure thing. This time we gave Spinaker's a try.
If I see Lobster Bisque on any menu, I order it. This was a pretty good version, it was very thick. I could only eat about half, I had more food coming!
My dinner. Mesquite Grilled MahiMahi with my chosen sides: Mashed Potatoes and Cole Slaw. The fish was cooked well, but I was indifferent about the seasoning. The potatoes were very creamy, it tasted like they mixed cream cheese - nice touch. The slaw was outstanding. It would be perfect on a pulled pork sandwich. Speaking of, that sounds great!
The others ordered the Shrimp and Scallops. Served on skewers, fun and food - nice combo! It was a lot of food no one seemed to be able to tackle the beast. I did try them both and they were cooked nicely.
Here's the thing about hanging money from the ceiling, walls and such -Money is so dirty! I mean from a cleanliness stand point. I am just sayin'... There was probably $2700 according to our server, although she has never counted.
I read in the VC Reporter that they served up a mean cup of Chowder so i had to do my job and find out! It wasn't bad! Not as thick and gluey as most. Potatoes were still under cooked for my liking but good consistency!
The One Piece, with bonus onion rings! Great job. Perfect breading and a ton of fries.
It is a Hole in Wall but sometimes that is what makes the experience. Go after a beach romp for dark beer and some grease!
I put on my mandarin collar to to get in a festive mood to enjoy a meal at PF Changs! Beautiful location by the way, in "The Lakes" in Thousand Oaks - with shopping too!
Happy Hour! Asian Tacos are always fun. The beef really gets stuck in your teeth though!
Egg Drop and Hot and Sour Soup. Both just tasty enough to get the meal rolling...
The Lettuce Wrap Chicken has always been my favorite here at Changs. However, this time not so. The lettuce had a metallic taste to it! They probably didn't use a plastic knife on this one.
Mongolian Beef and Honey Shrimp. They were tasty. I was just really stuffed at this point. I had more fun spicing up my rice with their "secret" blends. Hot Mustard WILL make you feel alive if you consume it spoonful qualities.
Our friend Camille has been a long time waitress at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura. A beach front location makes it a desirable location for people seeking a Happy Hour drink or a terrific supper. I was flagged down by Camille on my beach walk and made my way inside. Low and behold we ran into old time customers and our evening turned into quite the exciting night.
After way too many beers, I was famished. Clam Chowder was brought to the table quickly and I was thankful for that! The chowder is good. Better than Steamers by a long shot. Who makes the best chowder anyhow?
Camille rocked the service and our meals came out lickety split. Scott ordered the Steak Medallions and Shrimp with a Teriyaki glaze. He said the shrimp was really tasty, and the steak was ok. We were really hungry!
This is the Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi ordered by your truly. There was a Peanut and mango sauce as well as the Teriyaki glaze. Sweet and salty, my favorite.
I will definitely return to Aloha, mostly if i know if Camille is working. She is a great waitress and will make your dining experience a memorable one!
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