Please don’t flash the octopus

Sign reading: Please don\'t flash the octopus

Today, I went to Monterey with Koklynn, Robin, Tilek, and Reinoud. After driving 17-Mile Drive, we had lunch at Marlyn’s American Grill. Everyone else ordered burgers, but I was in the mood for chicken tenders. There were supposed to be five chicken strips on the plate and it came with fries, so I figured it would be a pretty solid lunch. They brought out the burgers, and as you can see they were of a good “American grill” size:

Tilek eating a burgerReinoud eating a burger

Then, the chicken tenders were placed in front of me. This is an actual photograph of my plate:

Very tiny chicken strips about the size of french fries.

I really didn’t know what to think. I thought back to the menu, and the item was listed right there with the burgers, not in an “appetizer” or “children’s menu” section. Then I even thought it might be a joke. But that’s what it was. Maybe the staff saw my reaction, or that I was taking pictures, because later into the meal a second plate showed up unannounced:

A plate of small chicken strips

Oh well, at least the fries were good.

After lunch, we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Thanks to Nelson for hooking a couple of us up with free passes. No more words. Pictures here.

3 thoughts on “Please don’t flash the octopus”

  1. Please don’t flash the octopus, Bright light from your photo flash will hurt this animal is what a sign in the aquarium says.

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