Grindz of the Day: Ahi & Vegetable, L&L, Pier 21 & Zippy’s

We begin today’s “Grindz of the Day” at Ahi & Vegetable, a highly regarded eatery according to Yelpers, located in the Kapalama Center, right across the street from City Square (the old GEM for you old school folks).

Above we have a trio of Spicy Ahi and Spicy Salmon Bento, which includes the requisite Sushi Shoga and a side of Miso Soup for about $12.

Being essentially the same thing as this, all chopped up…

On that thought,  below is the same thing, except with the sub’ of Ahi Poke instead of that third Spicy Ahi “patty”…

Summing it up, Diner W and Diner J gave their Spicy Fish Patty bento from Ahi & Vegetable a quadruple thumbs-up, saying it was totally worth the $12 price of admission. I sampled some of the Spicy Ahi myself, and absolutely concur. Oishii so!

Next up, as you know my mom’s a big fan of Chinese, where here we have the “localfied” version of Sweet ‘n Sour Spare Ribs, done L&L style (the location in Market City Shopping Center, on the bottom level next to Ben Franklin)…

Amazingly, Mom gave L&L’s take on Sweet ‘n Sour Spare ribs a THUMBS UP of approval!

Next up, the Mushroom Chicken special of the day from Pier 21 that Diner E ordered recently, sub’d with Fried rice instead of white rice and mac’..

Guess how much for that massive plate? $6.75. And he really enjoyed it. Now that’s what I call bang for the buck!

Finally, Diner J was amazed neither Diner E nor myself have ever tried Zippy’s “infamous” Chili Cheese Fries. So he so kindly bought us each one to try…

And? It’s just OK, personally speaking. I actually have never liked my fries “messed with” too much. The most I go is Gordon Biersch’s most excellent Garlic Fries, and that’s about it. When they start throwing everything else, including the kitchen sink? Nah, not my style. I’m kinda’ an all-American “purist” when it comes to fries. Ketchup, and I’m good. Never-the-less, much appreciated Diner J for “turning us on” to your Zippy’s fries go-to fave!

That is all for now. Toodles. ;-)