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Ketchikan – Week 5

Ketchikan – Week 5

You may recall that we got to meet the Columbia’s 3rd Mate, Kyle Estes, when we visited the Longview/Kelso Elks Lodge over Cinco de Mayo weekend.  He told us that he was working on the ship, and offered a bridge tour.  We finally got to take advantage of that tour..
Week 4 – Juneau, Alaska

Week 4 – Juneau, Alaska

The ferry to Juneau was beautiful with great food. We had a wonderful stay in Juneau, the best campground so far – Glacier Nalu.  It was woody and private and far enough off the road to think that we were actually camping and not stopping on the side of the..
eightables
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eightables

We had the good fortune to be the first two customers at eightables, an exclusive, high-end, aritsan Chinese restaurant within the China Live complex on Broadway in Chinatown.  The whole project is an ambitious one by the one and only George Chen, a fixture in the San Francisco restaurant scene...
Skates on the Bay
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Skates on the Bay

I tell you what, with the amazing views at Skates on the Bay in Berkeley, they could get away with mediocre food and service.  But, fortunately, the food and service are almost as good as the view at Skates. We went to a retirement party at Skates just before Christmas. ..
Takuya
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Takuya

Always a foodie for me. I love reading everything I can get my hands on about the latest trends, new restaurants, and different and unique ways to cook. So, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Inside Scoop announced a soft opening of Takuya, a Japanese hot dog place on Irving between 8th..
Girin
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Girin

Well, it’s been ages, folks, but I’m back.  It’s hard to focus on writing when there’s so much going on.  We are on a 6-week road trip in our Airstream Interstate, and since I’m writing for Dave (Rvroadies.com), I may as well write for sflocalsguide.com.  Girin in Seattle will be..
John’s Grill
6.9

John’s Grill

John’s Grill has been around since 1908.  The last time we were there was election day for a lunch party hosted by our former mayor, Willie Brown.  We decided to head back to John’s Grill for lunch. I love the ambiance of old restaurants.  There’s a quaint bar in the..
The House of Prime Rib
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The House of Prime Rib

The House of Prime Rib is exactly that. You get prime rib!! BUT, it is a set meal with a few choices, like size of prime rib cut. (OK, so they do have a fish dish as a special.) We ordered the King Cut when we went to The House..