Our Saturday in San Jose started off unplanned. As everyone started waking up, watching football and getting some coffee into our system the unplanned day turned into a planned day 🙂
I didn’t care what we did all day as long as I was able to get a sandwich from Mr. Pickle’s. He’s such a hip pickle, seriously, check out his website to watch him dance:
He also makes a pretty mean sandwich!
I had a ham, turkey, provolone sandwich on sourdough. I also ordered it with “everything” which includes mayo, mustard, garlic sauce, lettuce, pickles, peppers and onions.
Yum! I wish Mr. Pickles was available in Chicago!
After we relaxed and saw an exhibit (which I will blog about later) we headed out for drinks at a downtown hotel.
Me and my beautiful sister:
I ordered a flirtini which was very strong but still tasted good!
Downtown San Jose was jamin’ with tons of energy. In addition to the Christmas festival the city also had a carnival going on. I didn’t ride any rides but instead walked around and snapped some photos:
I was excited for the dinner reservations we made at Valeriano’s. Valeriano’s is an Italian Restaurant that appeared to be very authentic. It reminded me of a place Tony Soprano might be seen, eating in a corner 😉
I started with a glass of champagne x2:
For the table we ordered the Grilled Vegetable Platter. The platter included marinated and grilled artichokes, portobello, eggplant, asparagus, red peppers & zucchini, with chile remoulade, basil pesto & crostini.
I had some of the asparagus, peppers and zucchini. Don’t you just love the plates.
When I saw the Housemade Gnocchi and Gorgonzola Cream with Aged Balsamic Reduction, I knew it would be mine!
Unfortunately, the flavor was very bland 🙁 I like my gnocchi with flavor! Wish I would have ordered the steak. I was able to try the steak my sister ordered and it was very good.
Two desserts were ordered for the table.
Fruit cobbler with vanilla ice cream:
I was stuffed and tipsy after this meal so we cabbed in back home and called it a night.
Where is the place you got your best sandwich?
Mine was Mr. Pickles. I visited because of the name and will return because of the sandwich!