Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
|This is Ken, perhaps the finest server on Planet Earth, and maybe why Tadich Grill continues to be San Francisco's finest dining experience.|
Since 1849, Tadich Grill is the longest continuous-running restaurant in San Francisco.
For very good reason.
Without a doubt, the finest, freshest oysters on the half-shell (from Samish, Washington) I ever ate.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The cappuccino is pleasant enough, but strong, so I return to the barista and request a tiny top-up of warm milk.
“I don’t do that,” she sneers, as if she is a famous chef who will serve a hamburger with only toppings she approves. “Perhaps you need a different drink, a misto or a latte?”
“No, this one is fine,” I say. “It just needs a few drops of warm milk.”
“Well, I’ll have to charge you fifty cents.”
She reluctantly pours. And instructs the cashier to ring up a sale.
In her mind: Did she think I was trying to muscle in on a more expensive drink? Or might therapy and meds be in her future?
Little wonder Starbucks does so well…
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Just waiting for Santa to be replaced by Aladdin on a magic carpet.
(I miss J.J. Newberry.)