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Cactus Club Café

weather: sunny
outside: 14°C
mood: okay
We went to the Cactus Club Café for lunch this afternoon.

I really liked their Jumbalaya Bowl. At some places, the jumbalaya is rice, tomato sauce, a few shrimp and that's it. This one had a lot of vegetables: haricot vert, corn, peas (that looked a lot like pygmy edamame), beans, celery, red and green peppers, scallions. Even if you had a vegetarian version of it without the shrimp, sausage and bacon, I think it would have been good too.

If I were making it myself, I might have stirfried the veggies and added a bit of salt before putting it into the rest of it. But, I think they just steamed them so it was very light, which was also nice.

And they used Nishiki rice that I like. I like ordering things with rice at restaurants, but it's always a crap shoot with Western restaurants. You can never be sure what they use. Usually, it's a longer grain one than I'm used to and it tastes like a tree.

</a></b></a> got the JD BBQ Chicken Breast Club which he says was really good.

My waiter, Dave A., did something interesting. When my ginger ale was empty, instead of taking my glass and bringing me a refill, he got another glass from the bar first, swooped over and exchanged the glasses. This is the first time I've had wait staff do that. It just made total sense and I'm now boggled at why no one else does this. I'm not without a drink for longer than I need to be; he won't get distracted and forget me between the two trips because if he does, I don't notice. =)

I'm not sure if he's the only one there who does this or if it's a new procedure thing, but I LIKE IT. =) It's very rare that I'm impressed by wait staff.

The washrooms are intriguing. All the Cactus Clubs now have the same style washrooms. I like the floor-to-ceiling walls. The seats have a plastic sheet covering it. There's a red button on the side that you press and hold that will feed the covering along so that you can sit on a clean seat. And it's a foot flush, because c'mon, who really flushes a public toilet with their hands anyway?

I'm raving about the state-of-the-art washrooms. You know I don't get out much =D


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rcantilles
Apr. 9th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC)
When my ginger ale was empty, instead of taking my glass and bringing me a refill, he got another glass from the bar first, swooped over and exchanged the glasses.

I was under the impression that all restaurants did this! (or at least, the majority.)
bride
Apr. 9th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
Maybe waiters in Vancouver just dense. This is the first time I've seen it. This might explain why I'm never that impressed with dining out.
razorw
Apr. 10th, 2004 01:24 am (UTC)
Foot flush is good, and the food sounds great. --Ray
bride
Apr. 10th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
Heh, I stepped on it without knowing at first, so I thought it was a crazy auto-flush =)
razorw
Apr. 10th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
That would be one heck of an autoflush. --Ray
incognita
Apr. 10th, 2004 01:56 am (UTC)
because c'mon, who really flushes a public toilet with their hands anyway?

Um.. *raises hand* I do! You're just going to walk to the sink to wash your hands anyway. It's not like the bacteria and germs are going to eat away your skin in those few seconds :) I dunno, it just never bothered me. But I know a LOT of people who only flush public toilets with their foot :) In fact, my friend Tiffani nearly flushed her shoe down the toilet because of it ;)
bride
Apr. 10th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
my friend Tiffani nearly flushed her shoe down the toilet because of it ;)

HAHA =D
bellajellybean
Apr. 10th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
I think that it's stupid when a server takes your glass away to get you a refil. Come on! The restaurant should have enough glasses that it wouldn't kill them to bring you a whole new one. I always did that, more often than not without asking if they needed a refill, and it only makes sense!
bride
Apr. 10th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
more often than not without asking if they needed a refill

That makes sense. Unless refills are not free. Amazingly enough, there are still places that charge for refills.
ducks
Apr. 11th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
When my ginger ale was empty, instead of taking my glass and bringing me a refill, he got another glass from the bar first, swooped over and exchanged the glasses.

Actually people in Toronto do this quite often. Sometimes, they bring me a new glass without me asking for it!
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