I'm sorry for wasting everyone's time; you certainly don't need me to report yet again on how wonderful an experience ECG is. But I find that I can't resist sharing my most recent experience. My wife and I had dinner there last night. We arrived at about 6:45 and were seated without a wait. (Thank you to those that responded to my earlier inquiry about waits at ECG.) My wife had a fairly basic salad (which she reported was excellent) and a piece of cod that was one of the specials that night, and which also was excellent. I decided to stick to the appetizer menu. I had the tuna tacos for the first time, and as those of you who have had them know, they are great. (I ate the first one plain and the second with a splash of tobasco sauce, which I found was a nice enhancement.) The problem they present for me is that I am not sure I can go back to ECG without ordering them, which is going to limit my ability to explore other things on the menu. I then moved on to Sausage from Hell. I have learned from experience to pace myself with this dish (last time I ate it too fast and considered going to the ER!!!). It is absolutely delicious, but not for the faint of heart. I then finished off my meal with a couple of "Xiao Jianming's wet bones" off of the specials board, which basically were ECG's dry rubbed ribs served with a spicy chile-based sauce. Also extraordinary.
I have been going to ECG since they opened (probably close to 20 years), but not with great frequency. After every visit, however, I ask myself why I don't go more frequently. Last night was no exception. In fact, I think it will be my first stop next month when my brother comes to town for a visit from SF. I'm guessing he hasn't been to ECG since he moved west 15 years ago. I'm sure he'll be psyched.