Friday, I had a date with the ever-fantastic brimful. We supped at the new Garçon. My mini review: great decor and ambience (minus the cackling banshees at the Bar - but that's not the establishment's fault), my drink was - to put it kindly - "not so much", and the food was a little ... uneven. I'll definitely check it out again, it may just need to "settle in."
At the restaurant, I ran my latest hare-brained scheme past my dinner companion: I want to make business cards for nights on the town. I don't mean that the cards would have my contact information (perish the thought!) They would have, um, acerbic observations. For example, for the loud-ass filles at the bar: "No one is impressed with you." I truly dislike people who seem to be playing to an invisible audience.
La brim then took me to her favorite coffee joint, Ritual. I have had long-standing, healthy relationships with coffee shops, and I can see the draw here. Great lighting, plenty of seating, free wireless - it has all the elements. It did, however, produce another card: "Ironic mullet? Not ironic enough."
Saturday I spent hanging out with the Best Friend and watching movies. Mmm....purrfect. Sunday was the big meetup at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. The rest of my team: brimful, SJM, Roop, and ads. Seriously, how sweet is that? As if you weren't already jealous - B baked us holiday treats (which turned into the most awesomest movie snacks evah!) After the movie, we hit the oh-so-hot Dosa - SF's newest addition to the South Indian cuisine scene. Like Garçon, Dosa has a few kinks to work out: dishes didn't come out at the same time, a drink order was flat-out forgotten, etc. But, they make a mean dosa - so all is forgiven. The evening closed out with a visit to Ti Couz. Mmm....Nutella crepes.
Good food, great company, and the oeuvres of the family Gyllenhaal - a fabulous weekend indeed.
Bonus: What three words in this post do I never use, but put in because I find them amusing?