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  1. I was at Galatoire on the 27th of July for Sunday lunch. Emory was our waiter. He was recommended to us by an antique dealer on Royal. Emory suggested the poisson du jour, which was redfish, topped with sauteed crabmeat. I opted to have the redfish without the crabmeat; my lunch companion had hers with and we both inhaled every bit - was wonderful. Emory had recommended shrimp remoulade to start - also tasty but I was puzzled by the remoulade sauce until I discovered that there is purportedly a Louisiana remoulade as opposed to the traditional remoulade - and actually we had the white rem
  2. Just moved to the Pacific Northwest less than a month ago - wonder what his plans are here or if he's already filmed the show. I have a girlfriend in this area who has a major crush and who would probably go into stalker mode if she hears about this.
  3. I've read waiterrant for some time and find it AND the comments educational and amusing. But the comment about how blogs translate to books is a valid one. I loved Julie Powell's blog, not so much the book. I like dooce, the go fug yourself girls, April Winchell, and there are a couple of unfertile myrtle blogs that have been extremely well-written and funny(So Close, A Little Pregnant), but I wouldn't necessarily pay for a book by the same writers, especially if it's a rehash of something I've already read. The amateur gourmet has a book in the works but it sounds as though he's just foll
  4. Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg. Downtown Bakery
  5. I liked Julie Powell's article in Archeology Magazine - her Julie/Julia book should be out this fall - it's been a long time since she ceased writing the blog.
  6. I don't know of any others, but I took (and recommend) Judy's (Divina Cucina) market/cooking class last March. Prior to going to the market, we discussed what we wanted to cook. While we were shopping, we made some last minute tweaks to the menu (changed lamb to kid). It was a treat to take another class when she was at Ramekins in Sonoma earlier this year. As mentioned in this month's Bon Appetit, her class is the "Best Cure for the No-Kitchen Blues" - it is a great way to be able to shop and then to cook what one purchases without renting an apartment with a kitchen in Florence. Don't m
  7. Alexis Baking Company Or you could always go here: Google And type in Alexis Baking Company. Just a thought...
  8. What about Alexis Baking Company on 3rd?
  9. I'm in the same boat and am interested in whatever responses you receive. My spouse is allergic to all scaled fish; shell fish are OK. We are flying to Venice in less than 2 months, and it will be his first visit there. I've told him that pizza, some of the pastas, and panini will be his best bet. My last trip, I had a yummy albeit very rich pasta (bacon, cream, asparagus) at Hosteria Al Vecio Bragosso in Cannareggio; they also have a wonderful sgroppino here. Fegato a la veneziana is a "only in Venice" entree that I had at another restaurant on Calle dei Fabbri.
  10. Whereabouts in Mendocino County? The coast? Ukiah? Boonville? If the coast, I was about to recommend "Rachel's Inn", 2 miles south of Mendocino for accommodations, but I find that it's been sold and is now part of something called "Auberge Mendocino" - rooms still look good and I can recommend the clawfoot tub in the Colombard room. Auberge Mendocino When it was Rachel's Inn, Rachel provided a breakfast that would keep a truck driver happy for most of the day. Apparently there's a chef now who specializes in Atkins style meals. Restaurants within walking distance are Little River Inn and the
  11. $24.46 at Jessica's Biscuit or I can pay $95, have lunch with Mr. Bourdain and others, and receive a copy of the book at the Left Bank restaurant over in Larkspur on 12 November....but I'd have to call in "well" to work. Hmmmmm. I'm surprised the event hasn't sold out yet. chrisv
  12. You must know my aunt Judi...she worked in the retail shop ...lives in Hawaii now? ← Yes, I knew your aunt Judi when I worked there - very sweet woman. Her husband and my then-husband were both involved with the Napa chapter of Native Sons of the Golden West. In re Woodbridge being the cash cow, this was during the "Bob Red" and "Bob White" heydays. And now, the lawsuits are flying. http://www.napanews.com/templates/index.cf...70-2F9F1E1B732A http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/041021/074671.html
  13. Hires Root Beer! I've tried all the fancy ones out there, and of those Thomas Kemper gets my vote, but I always come back to Hires.
  14. Pearl in Napa (heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella on grilled sourdough with mucho garlic) El Tapatio in Rockville (carnitas tacos with rice & beans) Le Gavroche in Vancouver (cream of asparagus soup with stilton cheese and a dab of honey, wild mushrooms with goat cheese cream and sesame seed oil en croute)
  15. I spent 14 years there, the last two as assistant to Tim. The stories I could tell....except I signed something when I left... Before the IPO, it was the best place I'd ever worked. Hopefully I can't be sued for saying that much. And WB was known as the cash cow. cmv
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