As some of you may know, the world has recently just celebrated Chinese New Years 2010! This is a huge celebration lasting nearly a month. It is a time specially dedicated to family and prosperous health. One big Chinese tradition is to make dumplings for New Years! This year, my Mom decided to make cabbage and pork stuffing -you can also choose to make chives and eggs, chicken and vegetables, etc. In Chinese culture, a lot of people like to eat this dish with dark vinegar. Americans tend to choose soy sauce dipping.
California Pizza Kitchen is a great restaurant located in Emeryville, among many other areas. My sister and I grabbed lunch here with a friend. The food was delicious, the service- not so much. I've always had problems with the service at this place. I ordered the Club Pizza, which has avocados, tomatoes, mayonnaise, bacon bits, grilled chicken, and lettuce (basically a sandwich in pizza form). This was so good, but do note that if you plan to save some for later, reheating may be a problem for the lettuce. We also shared a 1/2 serving of the Cobb Salad (a full serving is huge, we weren't even able to finish the 1/2!)