Above: Fish tacos at Jaynes Gastropub (served only during happy hour). So good with the Grüner Veltliner by Domäne Wachau by-the-glass.
As my lovely and most definitely better half Tracie P will surely agree: it is a rare occasion that I am left speechless. Today is such an occasion.
I was left entirely FLOORED by Levi Dalton’s piece over at the 32 Days of Natural Wine.
Above: Camaronillas (corn tortillas stuffed with shrimp and then deep-fried) at Bahia Don Bravo in Bird Rock with the crew (SO MUCH fun last night). Bahia Don Bravo 5504 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA, (858) 454-8940. (Thanks Salavdor, Roberto, and Dora! YOU’RE THE BEST!)
I highly recommend that you check out and follow the 32 Days and there are so many great posts to come.
Above: And only because Zio Alfonso is so concerned about my cholesterol level, I only ate half of the homemade pork sausage (generously studded with fennel seeds) at Pete’s Quality Meat in Little Italy on my way to the airport. Pete’s Quality Meat, 1742 India Street, San Diego, CA, (619) 234-1684.
I’m so stoked that I got to be part of this epic undertaking and entirely humbled by the caliber and talent of the contributors.
Here’s a useful link to see an overview of all the posts to date.
Buona lettura, as the Italians say!
You might be one of those lucky ones who can eat with abandon. Not trying to be the food police:)
that’s ok ace, i need back-up.
2B–i am SO jealous of those camaronillas!
Nice photos. Congratulations on your new band.
@Alfonso I am one of those lucky ones but am still afflicted by Jewish boy stomach.
@Tracie P Roberto, Salvador, and Dora all asked after you and said to say hello. They’re so sweet. I guess you know a little something about Jewish boy stomach now! ;-)
@Susannah thanks! It was so hard for me to live without live music in my life. Leave it to me to book a gig at a sushi restaurant! Sorry we missed you at the Greek tastings in NYC.
Are you the dobianchi who photographed Petrarch’s mummified cat in Italy, posted on-line through WordPress?
@Sarah I didn’t take the photos: I grabbed them from the Arquà pro-loco site and reposted them on my blog:
Are you the Sarah Stanbury professor of English at Holy Cross?
Many forget how vital Petrarch was to English literature, from Chaucer to Shakespeare and beyond!