A Little Hawaiian Vocabulary - We're here on the Big Island again (visiting Kona), and it struck me that knowing a few Hawaiian words can come in handy while visiting the islands. Aloha ...
Friday, January 9, 2009
After work, we met up with Ruth and her newish beau Paul at Amorcito - the newish bar at Baja Bistro on Beacon Hill. Dan & I walked up at 5:30, with Ruth arriving soon after. Paul (who was busy fighting AIDS and hunger), met us at 6:30. Although the bar has only 2 tops, the bartender and owners were incredibly gracious, put some tables together for us so we could all sit together once Paul arrived. As with our last visit, we were really pleased with the 'traditional margaritas' ($3.50 during happy hour, $5.50 normally) and the service. Besides margaritas, we also noshed on chips and salsa ($2.25), a side of beans ($2.25) and a side of guacamole ($3.95). And around 7:30 or maybe later, we got around to ordering some food. I had filled up on tequila and chips, so I chose the 'Quesadilla de Pollo' - shredded chicken cooked in a tomato sauce with melted Oaxaca and Manchego cheese in a flour tortilla. It came with a side of guac, for just $7.95. Dan went with the 'Tacos de Papa' - three corn tortillas filled with mashed potatoes, Asadero cheese, salsa fresca, and served with rice & beans for $9.95.
Although the food, drinks, and service were all excellent - the company was by far the high point of the evening, and Dan & I were incredibly happy to meet Paul for the first time. He's good people, and we're glad he and Ruth refound one another. And I'm glad we all found Amorcito - a place where the owners, as we were leaving after 5 hours in the bar, all gave us friendly goodbyes, joking that we should stay for another drink. Good people all around.