Category Archives: Restaurant

Excellent chicken quesadilla at A1A Ale Works – 13 November 2017

So, here we are traveling, and the presence of family all around meant we mostly ate at restaurants with them – resulting in D&me eating more restaurant meals in one week than in the previous year, unless I miss my … Continue reading

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Make-Your-Own tacos at a very fun wedding – 11 November 2017

Well, this is why we flew out here. Not the tacos, but the wedding 🙂 It was fun and a bit unorthodox, in keeping with the spirited nature of the couple. Dinner was tacos that you made yourself from a … Continue reading

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Blackened swordfish at Saltwater Cowboy – 10 November 2017

Nine more of our most excellent relatives got to town for the wedding tomorrow, and we arranged to have dinner together – 13 of us; this would be the newly-arrived bunch, and R&E, D&me. The four of us didn’t hear … Continue reading

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Deep-fried, beer-battered fish at a nifty roadside diner – 9 November 2017

We thought we’d stay at the Kennedy Space Center (Mecca of my childhood) only a couple of hours b/c we had D’s Dad P with us, but wow, we closed the place 😉 We arrived just in time for lunch, … Continue reading

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Greek dinner with family – 8 November 2017

We’ve been to this restaurant before – it’s a favorite of our other-coast family members – but I remember it being better than what I had this time. I ordered a mixed plate, and liked the spanokopita, but the moussaka … Continue reading

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Another chance for gazpacho; bread & cheese; dinner on the deck – 26 September 2017

It was scheduled to be over 80, even here in the coldest part of the city, so I thought we should take the 3 cups of tomato juice we froze last time and make a second gazpacho from it. Notably, … Continue reading

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Dinner at Anchalee – 5 July 2017

D knew he might be late working on the studio this evening, b/c he and R were really getting going on the porch walls. He said if he wasn’t ready to cook in time, we could go out to dinner. … Continue reading

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Snacks for dinner at a fundraiser at Fieldwork Brewery – 15 June 2017

We attended a fundraiser for our new mayor, deciding in advance to buy food if the provided snacks were not enough for dinner. The little mini-tacos – beef, chicken, and fish – were very filling, though, and quite tasty, and … Continue reading

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Broccoli rabe pizza at Pizza Moda – 1 June 2017

But it sure doesn’t feel like June… that’s ok – we had pizza so all is well. So, D said let’s go to Pizza Moda for No Corkage Night and have the last of the Pinots in our series. When … Continue reading

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Ravioli at Pizza Moda – 24 May 2017

D wanted to go out to Pizza Moda, and who am I to argue with that?? We decided on our last visit to come back the following week and get some of the stuff on the (mostly seasonal) menu that … Continue reading

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Dinner at Riva Cucina – 11 May 2017

D and I decided finally to get to Riva Cucina, which we had tried to do on 17 December (but they apologetically said they had only one table, by the door, and someone else was asking for it so if … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 6 May 2017

We were pretty late getting back from our afternoon walk (which is usually a morning walk), in part due to being delayed in starting by trying to get E’s photos ready for her. On the way home, D pointed out … Continue reading

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Broiled cheese sandwiches and fava beans after the Kermit party – 29 April 2017

Kermit Lynch Wines is 45 years old, and fortunately Mr. Lynch saw fit to celebrate by bringing back the parking lot parties that used to happen 3 times a year (and which were actually Cafe Fanny parties, which explains why … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner at Chez Panisse – 28 April 2017

A major birthday for D, so we took R&E and went to Chez Panisse for dinner, having remembered a month in advance to call in for reservations. Next time should get first seating, though, as dinner lasts quite a long … Continue reading

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Asparagus pizza at Pizza Moda – 13 April 2017

Last night, D suggested we go out to eat at Riva Cucina today, which, alas, turned out to be closed due to a water leak. We both turned to Pizza Moda as a choice. Since the food at the reception … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Trinacria tomato sauce and mushrooms; green beans – 3 February 2017

I found a jar of Trinacria tomato sauce on the pantry shelf and brother B had bought some beautiful brown mushrooms at Giant, so I decided to put the two together for dinner. I just washed and sliced up about … Continue reading

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Post-election celebration (local, anyway) dinner at Paisan – 5 December 2016

I came home earlyish from the ASCB meeting so we could go to this celebration dinner for our new mayor and progressive city council members. Exciting! Dinner was very good, though the penne with Bolognese got too cold while we … Continue reading

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Chili Relleno, black beans and tortillas at Los Cilantros – 12 November 2015

I went to a talk on “quote mining” at La Pena, and got my dinner at the adjacent/next door restaurant Los Cilantros. I had a chili relleno, which was topped with a squidge of sour cream and swimming in tomato … Continue reading

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Return to Pizza Moda – 17 December 2014

Unsubtly, I looked up Pizza Moda today (my birthday “trad.”) and discovered they had, back on the menu, the first pizza we’d had there, last January, that really sold us on the place in one bite. Later, I called D … Continue reading

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Fig and Gorgonzola pizza at Pizza Moda – 29 October 2014

My friend B warned me that the fig pizza would be “seasoned out” at Pizza Moda at the end of the month – which means, at the end of this week! So I convinced D (not hard) that we should … Continue reading

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Pizza with pistachios at Pizza Moda – 4 September 2014

D called about 6:30 and said let’s go to Pizza Moda. I was unenthusiastic since I wasn’t really ready to go out, but I managed to get ready quickly enough, and we had a really good pizza there. Not the … Continue reading

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Dinner at Borobudur – 2 July 2014

D’s Dad P and his friend P2 are in town, and P2 had a birthday today. We went to Borobudur in SF, near the hotel they’re staying in last night and tonight, to celebrate. We’ve been to Borobudur a few … Continue reading

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All Pizza All the Time: #2 – Dinner at Pizza Moda – 12 January 2014

D suggested we go out to a sit-down dinner tonight at Pizza Moda, which I had found through a Google search of local pizza places. It sounded great on Yelp, so we gave it a try. Yelp was right this … Continue reading

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Unbirthday Dinner at Chez Panisse! 7 August 2013

My birthday is close enough to Christmas that celebrating it is a burden rather than a pleasure, in an already overloaded season. So we move it to an arbitrary date in the summer. This works especially well for the “every … Continue reading

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Dinner at Riva Cucina – 1 May 2013

Addpix D and I had our anniversary dinner at Riva Cucina, one of our favorite restaurants. The chef sent out two gifts for us, and we ordered two entrees and brought our own wine (it was no-corkage night). Massi sent … Continue reading

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