After a very short (one-night) stay in Madrid, our Iberian adventure started in earnest with a trip to Sevilla - my first trip to this beautiful city in Andalucía. In pre-historic times John visited Sevilla, but since I wasn't with him it doesn't count. Anyway, we decided not to drive a car from Madrid to … Continue reading Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla
You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water
Our friends Tracy and Marty were visiting from Southern California recently and we decided to go to San Francisco and hang out for the weekend. For our Saturday night dinner, our friends suggested that we try an eatery in the city, Dirty Water, that was new to all of us. It turns out that one … Continue reading You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water
A great place to break a fast
A new restaurant recently opened in Napa Valley's Saint Helena that we hope is around as long as its previous occupant. The Charter Oak opened a few weeks ago in the space that was occupied for nearly 30 years by Napa Valley restaurant icon Tra Vigne. In late 2015 Tra Vigne closed up and left … Continue reading A great place to break a fast
Why we love the CIA? For the food!
For most people, the letters "CIA" conjure up a plethora of images and ideas - clandestine meetings, skullduggery, espionage, exotic locations, and a fair amount of intrigue and danger. What probably does not come to mind is food, and world-class food at that. The reason for this is that our nation's spy agency has co-opted … Continue reading Why we love the CIA? For the food!
I’ve a feeling we’re not in Croatia anymore
This is the sixth and final installment in the chronicle of the European vacation where I decided to plan the entire trip and not tell my wife where we are going. She has discovered each destination as we cross a border or enter a new city. In most cases she has been in the dark … Continue reading I’ve a feeling we’re not in Croatia anymore