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The Haydn Project at Freight and Salvage

Nov 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Berkeley / Culture Vulture / East Bay / Good Ideas / Magazine / Travel
IMG_20141110_211808   The bright lights of the marquee over Downtown Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage Theater are usually unconventional: “Learn  Banjo, Ukelele, Asleep at the Wheel Western Swing, One Night Only – The Haydn Project.”… Read more»

San Francisco’s Open Studios

Nov 10, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / San Francisco / Travel
save the piercombopsd Fort Mason on a Sunday. Farmers’ Market stalls laden with early November tomatoes, a reminder of drought, a meaty breeze blowing from the German sausage stand, pregnant women toddling… Read more»

Saul’s Deli, a place for delicious comfort

Nov 6, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Berkeley / Culture Vulture / East Bay / Food / Good Ideas / Magazine / Travel
pastrami sandwich by t bet Driving along Shattuck Avenue from North Oakland to North Berkeley I sometimes feel like I am sharing the road with giant Gobstoppers, colorful, uncoordinated balls of saccharine. It’s a… Read more»

Touring the Santa Barbara Public Market

Apr 21, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures / Santa Barbara / Travel
empty-bowl-noodle-bar-santa-barbara Steel and glass and succulents outline the Santa Barbara Public Market, a paradise of flavor that opened its doors this April 14th. The well-lit market greeted me with wafts… Read more»

Witnessing Oakland, and musing over matzoh brei

Apr 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
matzoh-brei-passover-2014 Eating a plateful of matzoh brei got me thinking. Not of the escaped slaves fleeing across deserts with no time for leavening, but of baseball. And Oakland. Will the… Read more»