Posted tagged ‘Castro St.’

uWink. iWink.

December 14, 2008

We tried this really innovative restaurant the other night when Boyfriend’s friends were in town.  uWink in Mountain View had computer screens at each table for their guests to order food from and play games on!

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This is what the main screen looks like.

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We scrolled through all the choices before we made our decision on what to order.

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They had all sorts of beer and cocktails too!

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We started out with the spinach / artichoke shrimp dip.

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Tom and Boyfriend both ordered burgers with sweet potato fries. (upgrade to sweet potato for an extra buck)

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Christina had Ravioli Florentine with lots of garlic, spinach and basil.

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I went with the Cobb Salad.   For some reason my order didn’t come out at all and we had to ask twice about it.

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I enjoyed my time here even though the food was mediocre and the service was nothing to write home about.   It was a great experience and fun playing linked games against each other at our table and also against everyone else in the restaurant.

401 Castro St.  Mountian View, CA

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Downtown Mtn. View eats

April 28, 2008

Boyfriend and I went on our first dinner date since we moved to NorCal last Friday night. Numerous people told me that Castro St. has plenty of great restaurants so we parked at one end and walked down the street while we tried to decide where to eat. I wasn’t craving anything in particular and almost everything sounded good! The weather was perfect for a stroll and we were able to burn off some of the calories after dinner when we walked back to the car. 🙂

Amarin has been voted the Best Thai Restaurant in Mountain View for the past five (or so) consecutive years so we took a table on the sidewalk and ate here.

I chose the Thai crispy noodles (mee-grob) because they sounded interesting and I had never had anything like them.  They were tossed with sweet and sour sauce and served with shrimp and tofu.  They were so good and really filling for an appetizer!

We went with chicken green curry with sticky rice.  It had a nice kick to it but wasn’t too spicy.

Boyfriend’s excellent choice was the Tamarind prawns with snap peas and cashews.  They tasted like they had just come off the grill.  The only downside was that they were incredibly difficult to peel off from the shell.

I loved Castro St. and the neighborhood around it. 🙂  Boyfriend really liked this restaurant and I have a feeling we’ll be back again in the future.

174-176 Castro St.  Mountain View, CA


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