9月5日夕飯は『Romano's Macaroni Grill』のエスコンディード店に行きました。サンディエゴ野生動物園のあと同市で1泊。午後6時過ぎに行ったら、店内はほぼ満席でした。全米に200店あるイタリアンレストラン。『Maggiano』の姉妹店です。 "Romano's Macaroni Grill": We had a dinner at this restaurant on 9/5/2009 after visiting "San Diego Wild Animal Park" in Escondido, CA. We stayed a night in Escondido. We got to the restaurant little after 6 PM, and the restaurant was almost full. ローマの石畳を思わせる落ち着いた店内。 女性オペラ歌手が各テーブルをまわりアカペラで歌う（有料）。興味なければ断れます。右奥にはオープンキッチン。
The interior reminds you of stone-paved Rome, and it's chic. An operetta might come to your table to sing a Romantic song (for gratitude or tips). You can decline, if you are not interested. In the right back, there is an open kitchen.
They serve freshly baked hot Italian bread (Free). For House wine, they have Chardonnay, Chianti, and White Zinfandale for $4.99 per glass. It's tastey. You can also get them in bottles or other kind of wine from the vast selection. I had Chianti (Italian Blended Red Wine).
Seafood Linguine $15.99 Jumbo shrimp, seared sea scallops and sweet clams sauteed with extra virgin olive oil, oven-roasted tomatoes and fresh arugula. You can enjoy all kinds of texture, taste, flavor, and noodle texture at the same time.
Smothered Chocolate Cake $5.99 Rich chocolate cake topped with homemade ganache and pecan pieces. It was 6 inches X 6 inches (15 cm x 15 cm) big and rich. We finished a half and took the rest to go. I received an email coupon to get this Chocolate Cake for free.
25ドルのギフトカードとEクーポンを使ったので今回も安くすみました。またＥクラブ（ＨＰ内左下"Join the Mac Pack")に入ると誕生日やアニバーサリーにフリーアピタイザーやフリーデザートのクーポンをくれるので便利です。『Macaroni Grill』にきたのは2－3年ぶりでしたが、前より料理の質、種類、サービスが向上したみたいです。
We used a $25 gift card and an email coupon for a cake, so the dinner cost was low this time. They will send you an email coupon for your birthday and anniversary, if you join their E-club ( from "Join the Mac Pack" on the Homepage, lower left). It was our first visit to "Macaroni Grill" in 2 or 3 years. They have improved the quality of cooking, selection, and service.
In Southern California, it got cooler last week, but it got hot again from yesterday. For the next one week, it will go up to 102 F (39 C) in the Valley, 95 F in downtown LA, and 77 F in the Beach area. It got hot, cool, and hot again, and it's not easy to maintain good health condition. Take care of yourself and stay well. Two nights ago, I had a sore throat and caught a cold. I took medicine and got healed in 25 hours. My selling point is good health and quick healing power.
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