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Eat Real 2010 in Oakland

Oakland’s Jack London Square was the setting for this year’s Eat Real Festival, held Friday through Sunday of the weekend before last.     Friday was beautiful — the kind of weather that makes a person all puffed up and snooty about living within … Continue reading

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OysterFest 2010 at Waterbar in San Francisco

My friend, GraceAnn Walden, asked if I wanted to join her at OysterFest 2010 this past weekend, an annual event held at Waterbar in San Francisco.  She was to serve as a celebrity judge for various competitions at this “celebration … Continue reading

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Library Book Sales for Cookbooks!

When Friends of the Albany Library holds used book sales, I’m there with my bags, egg sandwich and coffee in the parking lot in my car at the Albany Community Center (1249 Marin Avenue) 30 minutes before the doors open on the first … Continue reading

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North Beach Pizza Tour with GraceAnn Walden

If you’re looking for an interesting outing that involves food and fun, check out GraceAnn Walden’s North Beach Pizza tour.  Have friends visiting San Francisco?  This would be an excellent activity for them.  GraceAnn Walden’s tours – and there are several of them – … Continue reading

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Birthday lunch at Pear Street Bistro

Steve, Matt and I ate lunch at Pear Street Bistro (2395 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole) today to celebrate Steven having taken off this week — which is an occasion, believe me.  I was psyched because I wanted him to have … Continue reading

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Paul & Gino’s wedding

Today is Paul & Gino’s wedding day.  We BARTed to the station closest to Martinez, where the Contra Costa County courthouse is, for the event.  Pouring rain.  Never was to Martinez before, nor to most of the places BART traveled … Continue reading

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4th of July 2008

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!  We grilled ribeyes today.  Ribeyes be fatty and flavorful and good.  Since it’s a holiday, we went for the gusto.  I purchased a prime rib and cut the steaks myself.  Stupidly, I waited too long and was … Continue reading

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I turned 46 today and it’s Halloween

Today is birthday number 46 for me.  Oh, God.  I remember being in fourth grade and daydreaming about the future, thinking that in the year 2001 I would be 40 and that that was so old that life would pretty … Continue reading

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Castro Street Festival

Matt went to the Castro Street Festival today with friends Ross and Ken.  He’s been hopping over to SF every weekend for this or that event and then having a bite over there and reporting back on quality.  Today they … Continue reading

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Steve’s Birthday at La Strada

Steve’s 47th birthday.  We all went to La Strada (2215 Church Lane, San Pablo) for chicken parm.  Very respectable Southern Italian.  I feel bad about having such a short entry for such an important event, but I’m against padding.

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