Monday, July 23, 2012

Lunch in Monterey

Yesterday morning, we spontaneously decided to drive 2 1/2 hours down to Monterey for lunch.

As far as carspotting goes, there wasn't much on the way down, other than this Corvette and a lime green Datsun 510.

It was foggy and cold (66 degrees) in Monterey.

Most of the better restaurants were closed for lunch on Sunday, so we went to Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant.  It's just a block away from Cannery Row.  The prices were lower than the tourist traps and the food was markedly better.  I had a grilled squid sandwich.  She had the fish and chips.  The house wine was just $4.95 a glass.

It's always a good sign to see a boat trailer behind the seafood market/restaurant.

We walked down Cannery Row.  This is Doc Ricketts' lab, as immortalized in Steinbeck's book.

And across the street is Wing Chong Market.  In the book, the bums would collect biological specimen from the sea, sell it to Doc, and walk across the street and use the money to buy booze at Wing Chong's.

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