Browse my most recent San Francisco Bay Area posts

Witnessing Oakland, and musing over matzoh brei

Apr 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
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»

The Bay Model, Sausalito’s unexpected treasure

Feb 6, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
San Pablo Bay area of model It’s uncanny the number of times I’ve mentioned the Bay Model this month. After a recent trip to the un- art galleried end of Sausalito, where the hangar-size building… Read more»

The Beginnings of Bergerac

Sep 25, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in DIY / Good Ideas / Night Owl / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
Midnight Hour A night out in San Francisco wouldn’t be the same without a well-made cocktail. Sure, there’s every segment of libation personality in the City by the Bay – the… Read more»

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Powerful Spirit of Michael Tilson Thomas

Sep 23, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
mahler-1892_200 On Friday,¬†I gratefully played audience for a deeply stirring performance of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and its spirited conductor,¬†Michael Tilson Thomas. They resurrected Mahler’s 9th Symphony, a piece… Read more»

A16 Rockridge begins Brunch

Sep 7, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
pastries at A16 This Sunday is gonna be great – I can just feel it. I admit, I’ve caught weekend fever. It’s ushered in on the wings of good news: a new… Read more»