Through the amazing anti-breakdown powers of Xanax, I have just endured the 6 hour flight to the West Coast without incedent. Restaurant Widow will be on a brief hiatus as I eat my way through San Francisco with friend and fellow restaurant widow Jen (chef husband). Please stay tuned for a few updates alas, without pictures until I return, of my escapades.
Here's the plan:
Friday Night: dinner at Jack Falstaff
Saturday: Morning at the Ferry building, wandering around Chinatown, dinner at Jai Yun
Sunday: Many, many beers at Toronado recounting good old days with Jen, her husband Chef Dan (with whom I used to work), and our friend Sous Chef Phil, another good friend from all of their days back in Columbus. Next door, apparantly, is a place with called Rosamunde million sorts of sausages to be enjoyed with said beer. It's a German girl's dream!!
Monday: Another friend, who we will call Jen 2, will be arriving. Tentative plan is for an early dinner at Bouchon (can you say 5 ounces of foie gras?), then a visit to a local.
Wednesday: The plan is to spend the morning in Berkeley, hopefully a little stint at Edmond St. John's winery, a quick lunch at Chez Panisse with dessert at Sketch Ice cream shop. A very early dinner to be had at Zuni Cafe.
Thursday: Get up at the crack of dawn and head back.