Tuesday, June 12, 2007

fill your melancholy with lingonberry jam

A sad event occurred several days ago, a parting of ways.

All right, enough about that. Photos:


Fog lying like a blanket on top of San Francisco hills. I snapped this while catching a ride home with a colleague.


My new San Francisco crash pad room! Woo woo woo.


View from the room, during daytime.


Sunday brunch at Mama's. They don't take reservations, which means everyone stands in line for an hour. Elaine and I spent most of that time discussing how we'd order three entrees to share between us, and deciding which three items to order.


Elaine, pointing happily at...


Breads! Delightful breads!


Me, preparing to eat a shrimp and avocado omelette.


Monte cristo sandwich, with lingonberry jam.

Turns out that after all that grand talk, we got full after splitting a single omelette and a piece of blueberry cake. Weak!

7 comments:

sphenodon said...

Caption: "A breakfast simulation for two, using the Monte Cristo method." Yum.

The new pad looks efficient, and rather empty (no metaphorical linkage intended). Hope you're not spending too much time there. :-/

Anonymous said...

Mama's is good. I've always been puzzled by why they have such a lineup. Once I waited with a friend (her first time to Mamas, and we thought they would be open before 8am) from 6am, and we were not the first ones!

I'm a bigger fan of Rick and Ann's in Berkeley.

Brioche on California, downtown Palo Alto, used to be a favourite when I lived down there 3 years ago.

Ok enough about breakfast, time for a snack!

Santa Ana River Rat said...

Came here by chance and read your travel blog to M'sia and it was interesting. As for the breakfast joints in the city, I like going to Dotti's on Jones. It is in the tenderloin area but their food is awesome. Go early!

Anonymous said...

"Elaine and I spent most of that time discussing how we'd order three entrees to share between us, and deciding which three items to order...Turns out that after all that grand talk, we got full after splitting a single omelette and a piece of blueberry cake. Weak!"

Hahaha... My wife has the same Eyes-Bigger-Than-Stomach Syndrome. Actually, her EBTSS is worse than yours: for the two of us, she usually likes to order FIVE things. She's been known to order up to nine for the two of us.

It's particularly funny when waiters in Chinese restaurants tell her, "Go-lah... Go-lah... (Enough... Enough...) You can't finish" by the time she's ordered the fourth dish. My view is doggie bags are great!

Good thing she has a high metabolism like you do!

Anonymous said...

well of course now we are all dying to know what the sad event was.

Eric said...

Nice sandwiches. If you know what I mean ; )

Niniane said...

re: Anonymous @ 6/13/2007 5:15 AM.

That's so funny about the Chinese waiters. 9 dishes between two people ... it gives me something to aspire to.