Monday, April 12, 2010


There hasn't been much going on lately and thus there hasn't been much motivation to write. Work's been taking up a lot of time and a lot of thinking space as well. I didn't even do my weekly Costco trip on Saturday because of having to go into work that morning.

But I did go to Costco on Sunday. I mean, you can't imagine me missing a trip to Costco for any given week, can you? The strawberries looked decent so I took a chance and bought a package (4 lbs for $4.24 - yes, I know Ralph's has them cheaper but I don't think I will ever buy any strawberries from them again after trying the deceitful ones from last time). I tried some this afternoon and these were like strawberries should be - that is, they tasted like strawberries. They could have been better, but at least were I to eat them blindfolded, I would be able to identify them, unlike the ones that came from Ralph's the other day.

For lunch we tried a new place in Monrovia, called May's Cajun Kitchen. New for us, that is. Apparently they've been open for business for nine months and though we've passed it frequently, we never even noticed it. Julie's coworker recommended it so today we gave it a try.

The menu consists mainly of chicken wings and shrimp, in various flavors: cajun, lemon pepper, salt & spicy, garlic butter or popcorn for the shrimp, and buffalo, cajun, crunchy, sesame or salt & spicy for the wings.There's also chicken bowls, fish, cajun sausage, clam chowder and a few other things. You order at the counter and your food is brought to your table.

I tried the cajun shrimp combo, which consisted of the shrimp, a scoop of rice (you can have fries instead if you want) and some vegetables, plus a drink. For $5.99 that was a pretty good deal. Julie had the lemon pepper chicken.

So how was the food? Well, it's not worth a drive across town but it was tasty, fresh and worth the money. It's a very nice change from the usual fast food menu, that's for sure, and the place itself has a nice open look and is spotless. We plan on going back because we liked the whole operation.

May's is owned by a very nice and friendly Chinese couple. It's located at 215 East Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia, phone number 626-303-0400 and if you're anywhere in the area looking for something to eat, stop in and give them a try. You're not going to feel like you have been suddenly transported to the Bayou but you will be well taken care of.


donna said...

I buy 13lbs. of oranges about every 10 days from Costco. They are so much better than the ones at Sam's or Albertson's. I've been buying strawberries at Sam's for CHEAP... Pictsweet? Delicious, soft and tasty.

Rickie Miyake said...

I'm not a Sam's Club member and don't shop at Albertson's so I have no comment about the oranges. But congrats on your strawberry find! I think Pictsweet is a pretty reliable brand. I remember Julie brought some of those home last year and they were delicious.