Monthly Archives: March 2017

Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Don’t think you’re going to read this article about the Panama Canal and not have to go and see it.  Many consider it the 8th wonder of the world.  Consider this your primer if you do go, so you won’t have to listen so hard or that you’ll have notes..
Smokestack in Magnolia Brewery
7.4

Smokestack in Magnolia Brewery

We went to the SF BBQ Festival last year, and it is fabulous.  It’s in AT&T Park’s parking lot, so the crowds were spread out.  Great beer, great bbq, but Smokestack BBQ won the blue ribbon/gold medal with the beef brisket. We went with our friends to Avocado Con, SF’s..
The Wolf
8.5

The Wolf

The San Francisco Chronicle heralded the new coming of The Wolf, open just a few weeks after its August 2016 shuttering.  Rich and Rebekah Wood took over the space from the 40-year owner, Michael Wild.  The Woods, of famed Wood Tavern, were looking for another restaurant opportunity.  It turns out..
Skates on the Bay
7.4

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. ..
Original Joe’s
9.8

Original Joe’s

My buddy, Paul, decided at the last minute to head out to San Francisco for New Year’s.  I hustled on back from Timber Cove to spend the day with him.  Paul’s a life-long Chicagoan and White Sox fan but recently moved to Nashville, so Original Joe’s sounded to me like..