Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Relax is still not Yummy

I think I posted long ago once that the restaurant Yummy, well, wasn't. Well, that restaurant is about one of the closest restaurants to me, so I decided to give it another shot.

In that time, the name has changed to "Relax: Exotic Chinese Cuisine". The menu doesn't look all that different. I will give props to the cream cheese wontons (a weakness of mine) which were fresh and amazingly *light* for being deep fried. But the Kung Pao Chicken... It left me just kinda meh.

Its not the worst I've had, but it's also just not good enough for the money IMO. Maybe it's that Little Szechuan has ruined me for all other Kung Pao with how fabulous it is. I just don't feel that I should pay that much for a dish that ends up being mostly water chestnuts and bamboo with a sprinkling of chicken and peanuts.


There are enough Chinese restaurants almost as close that I can keep trying until I find one that I'm fond of.


Went to Avenue Q with K and had an incredibly awesome time. Afterward we headed to Solera for happy hour and to spend a gift certificate K had.

It's on Hennepin. And it has downtown prices. The decor is adorable and much my style. The seating arrangements are interesting... definitely suited to mingling, but I'm not so much about the bar scene.

The food was good, interesting twists on classic things. But I doubt I will think about it that much because it's really expensive to eat enough feel like you ate a meal.

The drinks... well, the drinks are drinks and I'm kinda not that much more coherent now. :)