Archive | August, 2012

Check out the Kroc Center

26 Aug

Fun day at Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in Kapolei with the First Prez and HIM Staff.

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AQ

16 Aug

With Pam, Noelle, and Josh at AQ Restaurant and Bar in South of Market (SOMA), SF.
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Watermelon salad with lovage, cactus (yes, cactus!), buttermilk, and basil.

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More from San Fran

15 Aug

Up close (and personal) with a seagull at the San Francisco Ferry building.
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Inside “The Slanted Door,” voted by the Bartender Association as the most popular restaurant and bar in San Francisco. Great Vietnamese fusion food.
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“Pam and I had dinner at Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA with friends David and Pat Conklin.”

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Erik Adkins, bar manager extraordinaire at The Slanted Door, awarded two weeks ago by Tales of the Cocktail as the Best Restaurant Bar in the US. Erik created my first cocktail, and I mean my first ever!

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Running into Clint

14 Aug

Pam and I had dinner at Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA. As I walked through a bar to get to the restroom, I accidentally bumped into a man whose back was turned toward me. He turned and I realized it was Clint Eastwood! It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I literally bumped into Dirty Harry while on vacation. Sorry, no picture with him, but he definitely made my day.

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San Francisco Vacation 2012

13 Aug

At “A16” restaurant, one of my favorite places in San Francisco’s marina neighborhood.

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Dining at “A16,” a restaurant that has the same name as one of the highways in southern Italy. A16’s menu is inspired by that region.
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An ice cream bar in Cole Valley, San Francisco simply called “Ice Cream Bar.” It’s a 1930s-style soda fountain that serves homemade ice cream, sodas, cookies, candies, and hotdogs.
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The root beer float at “Ice Cream Bar” is the best.
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Here’s a pound of lobster with spaghetti at Locanda osteria and bar, my new favorite restaurant in SF.
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We came across a very interesting dog while in SF. 
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A two-faced dog?
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So who’s taking care of Max while we’re in SF? 
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The Chuns at Michelin-starred “One Market Restaurant” at the SF Embarcadero

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