Mother’s Day Weekend

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We don’t usually go up to the San Gabriel valley for lunch, and when we do, we always look for somewhere special.  Since I wanted to give wifey a surprise especially for this mother’s day weekend (pre-celebrating mother’s day), I drove her to the Houston’s Restaurant in Pasadena without letting her know in advance.  Why Houston’s?  Because it has the best of the best crab cakes (wifey’s all time favorite),  and this seasonal dish is not always available; not to mention, it’s not even listed on the lunch menu.

Houston's Restaurant
Houston's Restaurant

Here we are at the Houston’s Restaurant; this place was already full by 12pm.

Ceiling lights look like artichoke
Ceiling lights look like artichoke

I like their artichoke shape like ceiling lights.

 

Happy Wifey
Happy Wifey

Wifey is happy because she gets to eat her favorite crab cakes today.

 

Crab Cakes with coleslaw
Crab Cakes with coleslaw

Look at these jumbo lump crab cakes, all crab meat, nothing else.  As told by the manager, these crab meats are shipped from Louisiana.

 

Barbecue Ribs
Barbecue Ribs

This is my fall-off-the-bones bbq ribs.  And this actually tastes a lot better than I expected.

 

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

We finished up the perfect lunch with this delicious  strawberry shortcake.

 

And to continue the Mother’s Day celebration, we came to The Crema Cafe for Sunday breakfast, picked by wifey.

The Crema Cafe
The Crema Cafe

This place is doggies friendly but not so Amy friendly.  =P

 

Busy Mother's Day
Busy Mother's Day

Huge crowd waiting for tables on Mother’s day.

 

Amy picked this place for breakfast.
Amy picked this place for breakfast.

 

Free illy Coffee
Free illy Coffee

What’s better than free illy coffee?!~

 

Free Pastries
Free Pastries

And they offer free pastries while you wait, very thoughtful.

 

Amy's 蘭花指 duk-ing iPhone... What's better than facebooking while, 30mins wait as we were told. waiting.
Amy's 蘭花指 duk-ing iPhone... What's better than facebooking while waiting. 30mins wait as were told.

 

Inside the cafe
Insid the cafe

I think we did wait for 30 mins before seated.

 

Good pick by Amy.
Good pick by Amy.

Lets order, I’m starving…………………….. since last night.  >_<

 

Latte
Latte

Slurp Slurp… good latte.

 

Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict
Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict

Oops, forgot to substitute the roasted potatoes for Amy.

 

Breakfast Crepe
Breakfast Crepe

This is my Breakfast Crepe with eggs, cheese, sausages inside; topped with avocado, sour cream and garlic cream sauce.

Happy Mother’s Day to Lo Por…



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