888 Seafood must've been having a really off day-- dim sum was so-so at best. May have to go back again to see if it was truly an off day, or maybe the chef has changed? We were seriously disappointed, and that doesn't even include the lo bac guo (turnip cake) cart that never made it to our side of the restaurant. (it does include the lack of deep fried shrimp balls, though...) Har gow, shu mai, har cheung fun, it was all very indifferent today, very disappointing for 888 Seafood.
Half and Half for pearl tea afterwards-- despite it being just 30 minutes after opening, they already had a line. Crazy as always, it seems!
Grimaldi's for New York-style pizza for dinner, complete with coal oven. Another restaurant on their off-day according to Pearl, who said she's had much better from this location. Pizza was good but nowhere close to the Brooklyn original-- however a return visit might definitely be in order for Grimaldi's, because good pizza in this area is hard to find!
White pizza with chicken and onions wasn't bad but not amazing, ditto for the standard with sausage and mushroom. The outdoor seating is quite nice (and setup for large groups) compared to the indoors, which is more cozy in the traditional New York Italian style, but also quite a bit more noisy.
And yes, Expo line to Red line to buses (aka Silver line)... not a bad way to go, but definitely a slow one.