Happy birthday MH! This is the pineapple upside down cake I made for her birthday. It's EC's family recipe and I'm going to ask her if I can post it.
AC Newman is playing tomorrow at Harlow's along with a ukelele guy who is on Pawtracks and who I hear is really good. Dent May. Ooh, I like it.
Tyvek and Th' Losin' Streaks are playing the UCD coffeehouse on wednesday. I'll be catching them on friday at Luigis.
Ganglians on thursday!
Last night for a celebratory dinner I had the extreme pleasure of a meal at the Waterboy. I think I hadn't been since my wonderful, perfect, birthday dinner in July. If so, I am a fool for not going more often. All four of us present at the dinner last night vowed to return soon. We brought a bottle of an extremely reasonably priced and tasty Cremant de Limoux from 58 degrees. The wine list is the only criticism I have of the Waterboy.
We got the steak tartare, proscuitto bruschetta, and the white anchovy crostini to start. I love how he always has white anchovies in some form on the menu. The real marvel was our entrees, which were all perfectly cooked and superb. I find that many fine dining places can knock it outof the park with apps, but are not so good with the more difficult meaty entrees. Not last night! Smiller got a giant lamb shank that was beyond words. I got an excellent seafood, saffrony, soupy risotto with the tenderest little bits of Monterey squid. The pork tenderloin and pork belly was more interesting than your usual bland tenderloin. The service was flawless.
Good old Waterboy!