Multi-part 626 fooding... lunch with Geography dorks at Luscious Dumplings, plus Half and Half's new(ish?) "Good Old Time" right next door for pearl tea. Starting off with pearl tea first-- Half and Half Good Old Time is like a more rustic, super cheap Half and Half with fewer drink options and alot more food options. Strangely, no taro milk tea, but they had taro smoothies...?
Luscious Dumplings is best known for cheap, tasty dumplings, and they delivered. Some items clearly are very average, such as the bean curd that was literally straight from the package, but the bok choy was very fresh, and both fish and pork dumplings were swiftly consumed!
Dinner at Duck House for Ophelia's birthday, with excellent Beijing duck and some even better duck soup (!). Filet mignon was almost as good, the green beans were solid, only the miso cod was mediocre (and expensive).
Continued with board games at Christine's-- Munchkin for a competitive-yet-cooperative dungeon/character leveling game, and then something like a less complex riff on Agricola called Stone Age. Although complex is all relative! t'was a good set of games, and Happy Birthday Ophelia!