Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Living the Life Ecuador Coast

Luccy's Opening Night

I got a notice of this event through Facebook, something that I really do not use much.              So, Evelyn and I made it over there to find that the place is not very large, but I think that it is in a nice location, at the top end of 1st Street, opposite the Oyster Catcher Restaurant.

They had a table on the pavement, which was full with six people around it. Then, as you walked in, on the left is a sit-down, stand-up bar area with additional space behind it. Then, as you pass through the doors to the left is the bathroom and two small tables. In the corner, they have two Bain Marie food bars.

This area has a fan, but the windows were closed, and the place was very hot. We sat down to eat, and were given a menu, of which we both picked the same item, only to be told that it was off tonight. The next item we picked was also off this night.
So we asked what was on the menu. We ended up with chicken burritos. The wait was very long as there seemed to be too many waiting staff and only one person plating the food.
The advertised free hors d'oeuvres were no where to be found, but we did get a glass of sangria,which was very good. When we did get our food, there was plenty to eat, but it was bland; the side of salsa that came with it just covered a teaspoon.

In an outside area, they have a place where art is displayed for sale.

If this place gets its act together, and by that I mean taking the order and getting it out in a reasonable time, and putting some flavor in the food. And a larger side of salsa would be welcome.
This place could become a hangout for expats.
Based on the responses we heard on that night, not many said they would return. I would give it a second chance.

This month

1719Philip V of Spain declares war on France.
1776Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III's reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.
1792The Ottomans sign a treaty with the Russians ending a five year war.
1793Jean Pierre Blanchard makes the first balloon flight in North America.
1861Southern shellfire stops the Union supply ship Star of the West from entering Charleston Harbor on her way to Fort Sumter.
1861Mississippi secedes from the Union.
1908Count Zeppelin announces plans for his airship to carry 100 passengers.
1909A Polar exploration team lead by Ernest Shackleton reaches 88 degrees, 23 minutes south longitude, 162 degrees east latitude. They are 97 nautical miles short of the South Pole, but the weather is too severe to continue.
1912Colonel Theodore Roosevelt announces that he will run for president if asked.
1915Pancho Villa signs a treaty with the United States, halting border conflicts.
1924Ford Motor Co. stock is valued at nearly $1 billion.
1943Soviet planes drop leaflets on the surrounded Germans in Stalingrad requesting their surrender with humane terms. The Germans refuse.
1945U.S. troops land on Luzon, in the Philippines, 107 miles from Manila.
1947French General Leclerc breaks off all talks with Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh.
1952Jackie Robinson becomes the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.
1964U.S. forces kill six Panamanian students protesting in the canal zone.
1974Cambodian Government troops open a drive to avert insurgent attack on Phnom Penh.
Born on January 9
1554Gregory XV, Roman Catholic Pope.
1890Karel Capek, Czech writer and playwright, best remembered for his play R.U.R., which contained the first use of the word "robot."
1913Richard Nixon, 37th President of the U.S. and first President to resign from office.
1941Joan Baez, American folk singer and activist.