I do not trust blogger as far as I can throw it today, but I'll try.
Thanks for the speculation on the meaning of the cryptic parrot reference. You guys were cracking me up.
How did I miss that there's an Aioli in Davis? I guess I'm not missing much if the menu's identical. Their food and wine is so great! I'm glad they're prospering. I like the review, too.
I went to Bogle on saturday and had a great time. They give free tastes there. They have way more wines than I thought, at least 10 at every time and sometimes more. I tried their chenin blanc for the first time and bought a bottle, although their chardonnay (their number 2 seller) is kinda barfy. That's a technical wine term. But (here comes the cop out) I don't want to give away too much because I'm writing about it for midtown monthly. You can pick up a copy of this months issue with my stuff in it (and other good stuff) in the newstand outside tower books. I made the recipe for the cucumber salad that the chef for La Bonne Soupe contributed and it was great and a snap to make. I plan to make the other two soon.
I have a hunch that the Kabinet had a pretty good crowd last night. Did anyone reading this go to the screening of Yellow Submarine? I really want to see the 5000 fingers of Dr. T, which sounds crazy. I'll be returning from Poinsettia that day, so I may be unable to make it.
I checked out Whole Foods for the first time ever on friday night. It is overwhelmingly large. I bought a ton of wine, checked out the cheese but didn't buy, and got some wild salmon that knocked my socks off. It was fun for some variety, but overall I prefer the manageable size of Taylors because I can just pop in and pop out. But they do have some wine I haven't seen anywhere else in sac, and I've heard that people that know their cheese think they are the best.
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot that I saw/heard countryish guy Robbie Fulks for the first time at a rad late house show on saturday. I had a lot of fun. He seems like a great guy AND I got to pet a soft puppy and smoke weed while I watched him and you caint do that at the most venues.