I'm going to say that Thursday's dinner at La Bodeguita del Medio in Palo Alto (on California as well as in California) will be at 6:45. If you think you are likely coming (and, if applicable, whether you're likely bringing someone), please let me know. I would like to make reservations so that this doesn't turn into standing around outside Bodeguita in a hungry herd, looking longingly at the diners within.
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There will be plantains. You know you want to.
In more conversational, less planny news, I had forgotten the vigor with which they install speed bumps in this state. Good heavens! Speed mountains, they are! Apparently I noticed this when we first moved here, but it wasn't on my list of top things to remember about California. It's amusing me now.
We had a good time seeing people, eating things, walking on things, and looking at things yesterday. Yep, I think that about covers it. Oh, and driving past things, but mostly that was the looking. I don't mean to make this livejournal into a day-by-day culinary report, but: garlicky calamari! Salmon taco with just the right amount of lime! Stuffed mushrooms and sauteed pea sprouts and yams and sesame and oh, oh! It was a good food day yesterday. And I have hopes of today as well.
San Gregorio Beach is no longer accessible unless you want to ford the rushing waters, which we did not, but walking on the cliff above it was still nice.
I was somewhat dizzy last night and am hoping not to repeat the experience today, but we're keeping things fairly low-key anyway. No rushing up and down the California coast just yet.
And now Mark is awake, so I can write on paper or read without waking him, and there are plans to be made and so on. Hope your week is starting well, with good news to share soon (you know who you are on that last point! not that I don't hope for good news for the rest of you).
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the day I will be at Au Coquelet in Berkeley from 1:30 until...um...before dinner, is my official word on that. Dinner being a bit more up in the air than I'd hoped, but it can't be helped.
Possibly more in the morning.