There was this kind of scary guy on street near our place that would never look at you but would sometimes say “I’ll KILL you before you kill me” as he rocked back and forth sitting at the curb. I started saying “I’ll LOVE you before you love me” as I passed him but, like him, I could never bring myself to say it to his face.
You never know if someone like that will breakdown and start hugging you or stab you in the eye.
A memorable night in the neighborhood was the monday that we walked up to Mission Chinese. We only had to wait about 20 minutes which was fine. The food there is pretty fun. Surprisingly Bon Appetit rates it as #9 in the list of most important restaurants in America. I don’t know about that but we did have a good meal with a bit of leftovers.
On the way back home we drifted into a hole in the wall, Amnesia. Monday night is Bluegrass open mic night. We bopped around for 5 or so songs before heading back home.
Simple but memorable.
Donna and I dropped in for the early seating at the local sensation, Mr Pollo. The tiny restaurant seats a dozen people at most. For $20 they do a 4 course tasting menu. We sat right at the counter and enjoyed bantering with the chef. The food was delicious.
About a year ago Donna and I had a fabulous meal at the famous restaurant, Chez Panisse. The meal was a wonderful experience but what I remembered most were the plates. They were elegant yet substantial and they did a perfect job of holding my food in the plate without spilling when I was fishing around for a bite. I did a bit of research to discover that the dinnerware was designed by the restaurant in collaboration with a local ceramics shop.
It turns out that Heath Ceramics has been doing well since 1948 from a little shop in Sausalito. I’ve been coveting these new dishes for a while. We stopped by the factory just time for an impromptu tour and learned all about how their pieces have been and continue to be manufactured. When we discovered that we could purchase seconds at a special discount there at the factory we launched into a mad purchase frenzy that still leaves us a bit dizzy.
Tonight we had our first dinner together with our new dinner ware. It feels like home.