April 7, 2013
These four homes all have huge green spaces — you would never know by passing them on the street. This is the corner of California and Franklin in Pacific Heights:
December 26, 2012
that’s 58 days from today…
August 19, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: Another Great Night at Jacks
I was meeting a colleague for supper on our way over to Yoshi’s to see the Jazz Crusaders. My very first thought was Jack’s on Fillmore. My wife and I used to hang out there A LOT a few years back but things changed and we moved closer to Polk Street yadda yadda…
Anyway, I was on the #23 approaching Jack’s at about 8p last Saturday — there were perhaps 10 or 12 really stylish folks waiting to get in — a very good sign. Getting off the bus I bumped into my bud and we threaded our way in the front door.
Jack was helping out table #1 — the big one in the window . Now everyone knows that Jack is EXPERT on Italian and Spanish wines — I heard him doing his thing while we hung out.
A few minutes later he “created” a two-top and we sat down. The place was buzzing with conversations, food, wine, and just a very nice atmosphere. We could see the wait staff “sailing” around the room with steaming plates.
I ordered a Prosecco (naturally) and didn’t even look at the menu. The bruschetta came out — Jack’s amouse bouche — such a nice touch but can be tricky, right? The tomato/garlic melange is just perfect here — another good sign.
knew I wanted Jack’s famous Julienne squash w/ almonds and peccorino — you know the dish from Jack’s youtube video. It came out promptly and did not disappoint. I ordered another Prosecco to go with my salmon. Has anyone but me noticed the salmon this year is spectacular? The dish came out perfectly executed: salmon over greens — so simple but so good.
Finished off with some Escencia and then off to Yoshi’s.
NOTE TO SELF: Need to get back to Jack’s more often — amazing kitchen, great atmosphere, easy on the wallet — and, of course, Jack in the house.
June 8, 2012
The fences went up yesterday so the park is now closed for about 10 months. I love San Francisco’s commitment to open urban space — especially parkland.
April 28, 2012
stolen from Wendy MacNaughton — she’s a local illustrator you already know but didn’t know her name