What are the options for translating the phrase "how is" or "how was," as in:
- How's the steak?
- How is your day so far?
- How is the traffic today?
- How was your vacation?
- How was the meeting?
- How was your birthday yesterday?
Which of ¿Cómo es/está? and ¿Cómo fue/era/estuvo/estaba? work here, and what are the differences? What other ways are there of expressing this question?