We began the weekend with plans of going to Costco to replenish the household inventory. By Friday evening, we were both tired and hungry. Looking for a new restaurant, we ended up in Solano where we found an old friend. Bui is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant. The owner chef was the same guy we knew from Saigon City in Telegraph Avenue at Berkeley.
I ordered the shrimp noodles while the wife ordered the shaken beef. My food was pretty good, but the wife’s Shaken Beef was sumptuous. It was so good, I had to tell the waitress that I know there is a god because Bui was cooking the shaken beef. Truly awesome.
Saturday morning, we trekked all the way to a bowling alley in Clayton Valley Bowling. A true classic bowling center, this location has beautiful wooden lanes full of character and history. I loved how I could slide and kneel with the ball. While I bowled decently with some 150, 140 and 180, my father-in-law managed to break the 200 barrier on the third game.
To celebrate, we ended up going to Benihana in Concord. This was my first time going there and I think I will bring more people there. Thee presentation was pretty good and amusing. I specially like the volcanon.
Sunday, the sister’s family dropped by to swim in thee pool. Really funny to see the twins speak and ask us to go swimming. Those 2 love the pool. I don’t remember liking the pool that much when I was younger, but I probably did.
Then Sunday afternoon was off to a baptism for the wife’s father’s side. Great food that had the highlight of ampalaya with onions.
Another awesome weekend. I am truly lucky. Thank you for your support.