"If you want it -- take it!"
Maybe I should try that sometimes.
*Da Sichuan Bistro, 3781 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, roughly halfway between Oregon/Page Mill and Charleston/Arastradero.** Comfy if pedestrian atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, good food. The General's Chicken is great: sweet, but not syrupy or cloying, with heat, saltiness and acidity balancing out the sweetness. I also really like the sizzling steak on iron plate. The wonton dumpling in chili sauce is terrific, and taking the leftover chili oil sauce and drizzling it into your vegetarian hot and sour soup is trés yummy. They have a good vegetarian menu, which means all the adults in our house are happy with either eating there or getting takeout from there.
** I hate intersections where streets change names. The bistro is on the eastern (I think) side, a.k.a. the Oregon and Charleston side. If you are familiar with the area, that last sentence makes sense.