Super weekend. Hope Strahan, EddieDe make the Hall of Fame.
Harbaugh BroBowl. Sibling rivalry on steroids. Go Jim! Go Niners!
Chuck ducked. After yesterday, Hagel should ditch DefenseSec job. Not only was his performance laconic, he sounded incompetent, and didn’t act like he even wants it. McCain, Graham, Cruz were rude and hostile, but Chuck was bad. Sad.
mAdBen, are you ‘mystery man’ bowling with Katie Holmes in your building?
SuperSunday Omelette w/ Kaepernick Capers. RecipeDetours. Bon Weekend.
Sandoval, St. Francis’ answer to Panda Bears. PacBell moved from Candlestick, now AT&T. Down the street from fave hotel Vitale. Go Giants! Look what Northampton’s Circa duo has created at Ed Moose’s old WashBag where Dirty Harry and Scorpio hung out. Liz Ferro and Dane Boyta’s BottleCap. I miss Herb Caen and his three dots. Le Central’s cold salmon with sauce verte. Wilkes Bashford, Willie Brown. Just a Friday lunch in town. Happy distractions needed.
Election. Stormageddon. Tom Wolfe’s new novel, Back to Blood, very good.
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While the restaurant industry languishes during the downturn, it’s amazing to know that old standards of the City by the Bay endure. Not on our radar while living in SanFran, these oldies get enthusiastic new nods from Anne and JeanJean: Tommy Toy’s (’85), North Beach Restaurant (’70), Caffe Sport (’69). The original Trader Vic’s (’39) now houses Le Colonial, a formal Vietnamese find in the same financial district cul de sac space. It’s a more retro slant than our fave the ‘Door’. JJ loved Brindisi on Belden Place, an alley filled with outside eateries; my daily lunch haunt during ABN days at 555 Cal.
A&P ventured up the coast north to Nick’s Cove in Marshall, then to Glen Ellen’s Gaige House B&B. Highly recommend both. JeanJean & Shadow biked over the GGB to Sausalito & sun. Bus ride to Yosemite, clearly worth the long day trip.
Hudson River and City from 25th Floor. Congrats to Ben on his new home! Doorman, pool, tennis courts, gym, roof deck. Just a coupla blocks from work. It’s good to be Ben. He’s earned it.
More SanFran Buzz. Northampton’s former Circa owner, Dane Boryta’s new restaurant Bottle Cap is slated to open in a week at the site of Ed Moose’s old ‘WashBag‘ in North Beach. See Travel Treks for more Bay Area Treks. Last night Jack asked if Repubs will go light on social issues in order to win in 2012. He read what C. said. Can we finally kiss that weiner goodbye?
LaLyd’s San Francisco faves: Benu, SOMA, chef from French Laundry. Frances, Perello in the Castro. Quince, not sure how it translates to new locale, was favorite of ours in Pacific Heights. Spruce love it, trendy spot in Presidio Heights. Here are the top 100 recent picks, including Oakland and the East Bay.
A Cote and Plum are the hot spots in Oakland. Just a BART stop or two away across the Bay in SF are standards that still salivate after all these years, Boulevard and One Market. For our money, Slanted Door in the Ferry Building, again a stone’s throw across the bay from Oakland, worth a trip from Western Mass. Each dish is a memorable Asian delicacy. Down the Embarcadero to Four, Dane Boryta, local Hilltown grown, original of ertswhile Circa in Northampton, is Executive Chef at Sens. So, Annie Pants, lots to chew on!
Photo by Dr.Husband from Hotel Vitale, San Francisco.
Hey Gary, it’s your birthday! SoulMate. SoulMan. Especially when you wear your J3 downtown shirt. I’ve joined you in the gray brigade, but you are a Silver Fox. Which Prez was elected the day you were born? Happiest Bday to best Dr.Husband, Father on the planet.
Speaking of elections on all souls’ day, we aren’t finished with witches and goblins yet. Have to vote and cover my eyes when the returns come in tonite. I predict dia de los muertos for the democraticos. Say Hey Giants! First World Series win ever in SanFran. Too bad they were not there. Walter sent down dust.
Restaurant Pix: Check out more of Carol’s reviews on TripAdvisor.
New York. SUteiShi on Peck’s Slip downtown, fried oyster roll and yellow tail with jalapenos rivaled Nobu. Owner Stacy makes this a special place, Jake is smitten with her. Landmarc, West Broadway, Tribeca, fun food, gathering spot. Riviera Cafe, been there since we lived on Greenwich Ave in 1980′s, great burger, outside people watching, 7th Ave South. Brooklyn Fare Kitchen just got 2 Michelin stars, Cesar Ramirez former chef Bouley.
San Francisco. From LaLyd. Benu, SOMA, chef from French Laundry. Frances, in Castro. Quince, not sure how it translates to new locale, was favorite of ours in Pacific Heights. Spruce love it, trendy spot in Presidio Heights.
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Jake and his Dad entertained cuzin Will over a couple of brewskis at South Street Seaport on Friday afternoon. U.S.-England World Cup match will be the focus of sports fans Saturday. GemQueen and A-Man are taking in a Yankees game at the new stadium, undaunted by the weather in luxury box seats. Celts and Lakers break the tie Sunday, sorry to say Celts have yet to take my fashion advice. Tiger’s got a new blonde, will she be in tow at Pebble Beach?
World Cup memories: 1966 I was at Blenheim Palace taking a tour when pandemonium broke out. Guards, guests, guides left their posts to whoop it up, yelling and screaming with joy. I asked my chaperone Hazel what was going on. She started doing a jig herself and said, “England won!” I think that was the last time. In 1990, I was at a hotel in the Leidseplein in Amsterdam getting no sleep as the entire city seemed to be partying outside my window. Netherlands had beaten some country on its way to losing to West Germany eventually. Unless you are there, you cannot imagine how an entire country rallies around “football” outside of the U.S.
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Liberty Square Review: NY- “Time Stands Still”, Donald Margulies’ play about an Iraq war-torn couple features Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James. They struggle with the psychological and physical toll of their experiences, as Alicia Silverstone, a “spritely” girlfriend of their friend, steals the show.
Sightings- Joey “Three Sticks” at Via Quadronno on 73rd and Mad, sipping wine with his lovely companion and a high profile criminal attorney during the blizzard Wednesday afternoon… a prominent insurance lawyer from Springfield recently dining at Commerce in the West Village with a lively group… local Judge & real estate exec canoodling on St. John…AND a very happy bday to the ”hottest” business magnate in San Francisco
Movies: Word is that Benicio del “Lobo” will cause nightmares for weeks in the new “Wolfman” remake.
From the frig, Zucchini “Cordon Bleu”: (sort of), for lunch: See Recipe Detours.
CandyPants(on the Ground)Rant: Why all these new commercials featuring old people with big bellies in 50′s underwear? eeeeuuuu