Category: Food

Rinsed, Ozonated and Gassed

You absolutely can not beat an event at Rosenblum – our favorite winery in an airplane hangar five minutes drive from our loft. Ten bucks gets Wine Club members the chance to taste 60 premium wines and eat a ton of delicious food – including Tucker’s fabulous Zinfandel ice cream – and you get to Read More

(Incr)Edible Art

Thanks to some very kind people at work, Kelly and I were given a gift certificate at one of the very best restaurants in the Bay Area. I was expecting the food to be good – maybe even great – but it exceeded even my most optimistic expectations. I know it sounds hard to believe, Read More

Tachibana and Toni

If you know me, you know that I could live the rest of my life on a diet consisting of nothing but sushi. Hamachi sashimi is the simply best food in the world – period. And the very BEST hamachi can be found at Tachibana n Oakland. Ah, but it doesn’t end there! The sushi Read More

Happy Birthday, Tom!

We were blessed with perfect weather for our first visit to Tom’s new pad. We were there to celebrate his 41st birthday. It was beautiful! Many thanks to Julie and Emile for the totally awesome chow. And, of course, let’s not forget Tom’s mother’s amazing lumpia! We love your place, Tom. I’m looking forward to Read More

Dining Out – And Not at Soizic!

Kelly and I did something we rarely do. We ventured beyond our beloved Jack London Square to try a new restaurant. We figured it was about ime we used that four-year-old gift certificate. Venezia was nice. The place is decorated to give the feeling of an outdoor Italian cafe. Read More

It’s a Tough Job…

We would not normally attempt lunch at Rutherford Grill, wine tasting at five wineries and dinner at Soizic all in the same day, but when special friends are in town, we have been known to make exceptions.     It was really great seeing you again, James. You are welcome any time! Read More

We Really Should Stop Meeting Like This…

Another weekend – another grueling trip to the valley. Each and every one of these gals can all outlast thedude. When will he learn???     The brief visit was BIG fun, though. Congratulations to Wendy! (Love that sweater!) Glad I could help increase the odds, Frank. (I’m sure I’ll) see you again soon! Read More

Happy Birthday, Joanna

Jim and Kelly will be very sad to see our dear fiends Paul and Joanna move to Temecula next month. None of us were thinking about that tonight though, while toasting Fatso’s 39th with a couple pilsners and a smoked pork shank with spaetzle at Speisekammer. Happy Birthday with lots of love from Jim and Read More

Today It’s All ABout Jill

Happy 40th, Jill!     Ofoto album here. Read More

She’s My Daughter, And I’ll Call Her What Ever I Want!

And so, we have Dick, Fatso, Paul, Kelly and Jim at Haps’ in Pleasanton for another totally overindulgent, carnivorous, wine-drenched, *Atkins Approved* event.     Happy Birthday, Pauly! Read More

Go Back Jack, Do It Again

We have our trip mapped out. It begins with champagne and brunch at Jacks Bistro at noon, moves to the city for martinis at the Top of the Mark and ends with dinner at Soizic. I know,we’re getting predictable in our old age, but this day trip is really working for us. First with Jeff Read More

Barbecue at Grant and Sandy’s

Our friends Grant and Sandy grilled up a big hunk of prime rib last night and oh my gawd it was delicious. Thanks for a fun evening and for the groovy gifts! Our shot of the day has to be this beautiful sunset as viewed from their back yard patio. It looks too exotic to Read More

Bernard, Janet and Postrio

Janet and Bernard are in town for a few days on their way to a six week tour of seven European countries. How fun! We helped them begin their trip last night with a fabulous meal at one of San Francisco’s most famous restaurants – Postrio. Bernard brought three outstanding bottles of wine to drink Read More

Tachibana – Take II

Last night finds us at one of our most favorite restaurants with two of our most favorite people – Chris and Ben. We started the evening with wine and a cool sunset on their balcony. At the restaurant, Sam, our favorite sushi chef tried a special dish on us – he calls it “Wheel of Read More

Eat, Drink, Eat, Repeat…

We began the day with lunch at the fabulous Rutherford Grill, where we enjoyed the world’s best smoked salmon and a grilled artichoke in the warm Napa Valley sunshine. Our next stop was at the popular V. Sattui Winery for a taste of their famously fresh, flowery wines. Later, we stopped at Clos Pegase. The Read More

Sushi and Jazz

A perfect ending to a perfect day! The three of us walked to Yoshi’s for sushi and the Dave Ellis Quintet. The sushi was good. Kerry especially liked the unagi (eel). Yum! The jazz was even better. None of us had ever heard of Dave Ellis, but we all loved the show. Dave is articulate, Read More

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