D and I have not had “date night” in a while, so when D was offered tickets to the Cal v. UCLA game, we jumped at the opportunity. The game started at 5 p.m., so we left early to beat the traffic and ate an early dinner. One of D’s colleagues who knows we like “cheap eats” recommended that we eat at Gushi, so that is what we did.
It is definitely a hole-in-the-wall place. The patio is basically on Galey Ave., and it is super-loud with motorcycles revving their engines, and screeching tires.
We shared a Combo Plate, which comes with a drink for $11. It was quite a lot of food! We reminisced about Steve’s Place in Berkeley, which was also known for large quantities of Korean BBQ. Being around colleges always reminds me of my own college experience.
We gobbled down our food and walked quickly to Pauley Pavilion. It is a very nice facility and so convenient since it is in the middle of the campus. The game was a disappointment since Cal lost, and actually was never in the lead. At times, UCLA was up by a lot, but Cal did make a mini-comeback which at least made it somewhat interesting. One highlight of the half-time show is that we saw a guy win a free Kaplan course by shooting a lay-up, free throw shot, three point shot and a half-court shot all within thirty seconds! I like how basketball games are so short in comparison to football games. We were home by 8 p.m., just in time for me to record the Grammy’s (since I forgot to set our Tivo).