Category: Food

Gettin’ Better All the Time

Things just keep getting better and better in the Jack London District. It’s been a long time coming, but it seems almost every week, there’s a new and exciting business opening in the area. Last night we dined at a new restaurant two blocks away – Encuentro. The 100% vegetarian menu was 100% delicious. And Read More

Happy Birthday, Tom

As always, a great time. Fabulous food and friends! I managed to get only a few in-focus shots in the pitch darkness at Tom and Julie’s. 🙂 Read More

Birthday Party Invitation

Kelly’s birthday party invitation received mixed reviews. Some missed the reference to 2007 word of the year — w00t! Most seemed to recognized the layout based loosely on WIRED magazine. Others questioned our choice of photo. For us it was easy – we chose it because she has a glass of champagne in each hand. Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

After Kelly put some sparkly Christmas stuff in the bathroom, we enjoyed an absolutely splendid afternoon in Jack London Square. We wish you all a wonderful holiday. What are you thankful for this year? Read More

Bixby Bridge and
Post Ranch Inn

On the second day of Matt & Kerry’s visit, we drove down past the scenic Bixby Bridge through Big Sur and on to our destination – lunch at the Post Ranch Inn. The overcast skies didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for this teriffic lunch. I’m getting hungry thinking about that pork chop. Read More

Bailey and Oscar!

Bailey and Oscar tied the knot this weekend at a lovely ceremony. Luckily, they hired a professional photographer, which left me free to concentrate on the fun and the pretty girls! See the rest of the pictures here, or if you would like an easy way to download them to your computer or have photographic Read More

Whisky Tasting

Andrew and I tasted a dozen Whisky’s last night at a nice event sponsored by the Whisky Shop. The tasting was held at the swanky E & O Trading Company, which means that in addition to the delicious spirits, we had fabulous food as well. If you get the chance, I highly recommend you attend Read More

Happy Easter!

thedude and Kelly celebrated the day with a non-traditional Easter brunch at the Claremont Hotel. We raised a toast to the U.S. Navy for rescuing Captain Phillips unharmed. This was also a chance to experiment with my new Canon G10, which so far is wonderful to shoot with, and produces amazing images for a camera Read More

Burma Bound!

It’s official! Last night over dinner with a group of friends who have all been to Burma several times, we decided that we’re really gonna do it. We’re planning a November trip to Burma! Everyone in the group is very excited – and even a bit jealous of our budding travel plans. Their enthusiasm has Read More

Linden Street Brewery

The gang enjoys free beer on Friday at the Linden Street Brewery. I’d say you should check it out, but it’s already become too popular. UPDATE: I just checked the web site, and it seems this will be the last free Friday for a while. Sorry you missed it! Read More


There was a small fire early this morning in our building’s new restaurant. It looks like a bucket of kitchen rags smoldered for hours before creating just enough heat to cause a sprinkler head to blow in the kitchen area of our favorite eatery. The fire and smoke caused far less damage than the deluge Read More

I Will Work for Food

This photos-for-food-and-drinks deal we have with our friends at MoNO is working out very nicely for us. Yum! Read More

MōNO Grand Opening Soiree

The Grand Opening at our favorite new restaurant appeared to be a smashing success. Lots of delicious food, wine and a few of our favorite neighbors. Thanks, Todd and Eloisa! BTW, I went “old school” when I shot these. Just to see what kind of results I could get, I mounted an older Nikkor 50 Read More

D3 Saves the Night

I was asked at the very last moment to shoot a few pictures of the new restaurant for an upcoming issue of Bon Appétit. With the deadline literally hours away, I went downstairs to see what I could do. The funny thing is that I was apologizing for the photos all the while I was Read More

Brunch with the Goyas

Still loving the new camera. Any excuse to shoot with it is good enough for me, but especially when it involves good food and fine friends! Read More

MoNo “Soft Opening”

The new restaurant opened its doors for dinner last night. The invitation-only event, held primarily for residents of the building, neighbors and close friends, was a smashing success. I can say without reservation that the food and wine at our new restaurant is excellent. It was also a blast to hang out with some of Read More

Easter Food Fest

Oh my. I guess I should feel guilty about yesterday’s food orgy, but I don’t. I’m too busy drooling over the pictures. Here’s a taste of the menu at MoNO. After we finished photographing (and eating!) the food, we continued the feast at Chris and Ben’s with champagne and succulent leg of lamb. I can’t Read More

New Restaurant, New Camera, New Lens – All Excellent!

I had to work at home today so that I could be here to deal with a few building issues. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I finally had the chance to eat lunch at MōNO – the highly-anticipated new restaurant in our building. I am thrilled to report that everything about Read More

So Much to Be Thankful For

Wonderful friends, perfect Bay Area weather, fantastic food. An awesome day. Love to all of you from thedude and Kellster! View the rest of the photos from our fun-drenched day here. Read More

Three Days is Not Enough

Forget three day weekends! From now on, when we take a short trip, we’ll stay at least four nights. Our last trip to Gualala was our best ever. Part of what made this trip so great is that it was just the two of us. This allowed us to plan just one organized event for Read More

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