My husband and I came on a mini-honeymoon/babymoon just before the 4th of July crowd. We were satisfied 8/10 with our room. We didn't like the way the bathroom separated the bedroom and the living room area. I'm not sure if all the rooms are like this. I also thought the bed sheets were a little plain. I wasn't sure if the room was ready for us because it had a colored skirt but white sheets. The bed itself however was perfect; we fell into them and slept well. It was also really nice to have cable and watch the end of the US/Belgium soccer match.
Breakfast was 10/10. It was great being served a nice hot breakfast. The portions were filling and we like the continental breakfast on the side for guests to snack on while waiting for the hot meal. The scones were delicious.
Service was 9.5/10. The only thing I had a problem with was that I didn't know where to get ice. We came back from an outing after the concierge went home, and there were no signs or instructions to find ice. Other then that, the staff was wonderful. They were very knowledgable of the local eateries (we ate at Casanova which was a wonderful experience thanks to the suggestions of the front desk) and could even tell you where you'll find more sun in Monterey. The staff was also kind enough to share their scone recipe. All-in-all, we were very pleased with our stay and have already recommended The Centrella Inn to our friends.
My fiancee and I are thinking about trying our luck on cloth diapers. Neither of us have any experience using them, but I was lucky enough to work with a grandmother who referred me to this store. AND even luckier, they offer newbies like us a class all about the ways of the cloth. The class -taught by the store's owner- was very informative and answered everyone's questions.
The store itself, which is absolutely cute, has a variety of choices for those who are into cloth diapers, from old school prefolds (and not pre folded) to hybrids. For those like my fiancee and I who may be excited but kinda overwhelmed by all the choices there are, the store has a rental program and you can pick which types you'd like to try out. Or there's the mystery fluff box, where you can get an assortment of items -diapers and other things- to sample. They also have other cool stuff for moms and babies. They have carriers, maternity lotions and balms, diaper laundry stuff, amber teething necklaces, even nail polish. AND they even have a registry!
If we do decide to go cloth all the way, this is definitely going to be our store.
Not bad, I say. My friend and fellow yelper, Ruth , and I came by today in search of New Year's bubbly and were lucky to walk in when there was a tasting of just that. Which is a good thing because I was very lost as to where to even start.
After picking a couple of bottles with a discount for purchasing them from the sampler, we got some help from the front desk. I also needed a small bottle of cherry flavored brandy for a cake I'm planning to bake. The person was nice enough to walk me over to the areas that I would find them.
I think the only thing that made me dock a star is that they carded Ruth even though she was not sampling any wine. She had to run back to her car to grab her id so she could stay in the store. Apparently it's their policy to card everyone who enters, but she didn't get carded the last time she was there with a friend who got a keg(she didn't taste or buy any alcohol at that time either). They should try to be more consistent if they're going to have that policy.
I'm disappointed that after the encouragement of discovering downtown Sacramento, the event was held in Davis. I got my invite through the scavenger hunt, and in doing so, really started falling in love with the downtown/midtown area and their great restaurants.
The first yelp event I went to was the Farm to Handle event , which I thought was great. There was a lot of food and drink and the music was upbeat and made you wanna dance.
This event needed more food. It also needed bar tables to rest you food and drink on like at the Handle event. I guess one could chill on the 3rd floor but you wouldn't know that unless someone directed you and you didn't mind climbing 3 flights of stairs with food in your hands. I really wish there was more food. And I wish it was... More fun... I dunno. Maybe it depends on your taste, but me and my friends left early cause there wasn't much to do. Or eat. We went to a dumpling house near by and recognized some other early leavers snacking there too.
You had me at barbeque rib samples.
I'm roaming around, admiring all the gourmet goods, and my boyfriend walks up to me with a nice sized bbq rib in his hand. So I walk over to the counter where they have ready made food, and before even enquiring, a nice lady smiles and asks me if I'd like one. Shyly I accept it, then from a distance, devour it greedily. And gleefully.
Ok, truthfully I liked the store from the moment I stepped through the doors. It's clean, the staff are polite and unpretentious as one might think they would be, and the produce and goods look fresh and delicious. So far, I've taken home the chicken pot pie, and its pretty darn tasty. We also bought some pastries and hungout in the eating area to enjoy their wi-fi. I had no idea one could put a brownie inside a cookie! Best invention in the world!
I'm not sure I'll be here all the time when it comes to my grocery basics, but I know where I'll go when I want to treat myself.
I've been coming here recently in the wee hours of the morning before work, and also once before with a friend to chill outside. The baristas are kind and patient, though I prefer the staff making drinks in the morning; they seem to make the drinks the most balanced in flavor. There's lots of goodies to snack on, pleasant music, spacious seating inside and out, and an array of teas and gifts. Not to mention, there seem to be a lot of regulars here, and I always find that a good sign in a coffee shop. I may become a regular too. :)
If I want lukewarm tea, cookies still sitting in it's plastic store packaging, hear the staff shout orders at each other across the restaurant, and sloppy sushi, I will come straight here.
BLUE FIN TUNA. The gorgeous fish that Japanese people bid on like crazy in the traveling food shows. They serve it seasonally and it is there right now. GO!
On my last morning in Hawaii, my boyfriend and I were almost going to go to McDonalds, but his brother had told us about Ono and I was curious to see how good it's poke was.
The poke bowls come with rice and are served with generous portions; the fish are cut in huge, meaty chunks. I had the spicy ahi and my boyfriend had the miso ahi. Both, wonderfully delicious. There are other things you can order here, but they are served by the pound, like lomi lomi salmon. The place is small, which I personally like. Seating is nil, except for a family size picnic table outside.
It was the perfect last meal before coming back to the mainland.
Maybe it's just this location, but the drinks I ordered here were super sweet. Like makes your eyes twitch, sour kinda sweet. Don't get me wrong, I love cafe lattes with syrups, but I also want to taste the CAFE in my cafe latte. The baristas here need to work on balancing out their flavors.