Why, it’s Mikan, of course!
How do I know this?
Am I fluent in Japanese?
I read David Cohen’s review of the restaurant of that name at the corner of Pearl and Eureka streets (at the end of the eastbound Orange Street offramp of I-10…how appropriate).
He seemed to like it well enough, except for the loud, tipsy folks who came down from the upstairs bar to dine.
I have yet to dine at Mikan, but in general, I find most of the Inland Empire Japanese restaurants a little samey.
Other than the decor, it seems that little distinguishes them. Most of them have a dining room, a teppan room and a sushi bar.
There are exceptions, of course, but in general, I find them a little monotonous.
Perhaps Mikan will be different. I’ll have to give them a try.
Read David’s review here.
Also, Elaine Lehman tootles down the 10 (Did I just type tootles? It must be late.) to have lunch at Surfer Joe’s in San Bernardino.
Again, right off an eastbound I-10 offramp, this time at Waterman Avenue South.
Surfer Joe’s I have been to, but not for a long while. They did have pretty tasty sandwiches at reasonable prices, from what I remember.
You can read the latest Lunch With ‘Lainey here.