Archive for the ‘Dinner series’ Category

Tea Kung Fu Photo by Michael Camilleri After dinner, a cup of tea or coffee is always welcome. Consider this my after dinner post to wrap up this edition of the dinner series. For the last couple of weeks, I have been writing about food and community, particularly focused around dinner. I had a lot […]


Leland Avenue Street Fair Photo by VVBOOM Did you know that parties are important for communities? I was recently reviewing a tool used to measure the health of the communities. One of the items measured is the number of block parties held in a neighborhood. Not long after I came to San Francico I participated […]


Restaurant space constructionPhoto by Katherine Williams For the past two months, in the building I have helped shepherd through construction, we have been constructing a restaurant. It has been a vision for this particular location for almost 10 years, long before I started on the project. In other neighborhoods where commercial activity is already vibrant […]


For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received. Walter Benjamin San Francisco is a food lovers gastronomic paradise. Although I haven’t proven the theory, I am sure you can get just about any kind of food in the city […]


For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received. Walter Benjamin San Francisco is a food lovers gastronomic paradise. Although I haven’t proven the theory, I am sure you can get just about any kind of food in the city […]


hosting dinner

16Nov11

Mud Pie This year I decided to host a party for my birthday. I haven’t hosted an adult party at my house since I moved to San Francisco over five years ago. It is one of those things that can be nerve racking because you want to get it right – have the right amount […]


Photo by Amber de Bruin Fall is probably my favorite time of year. My birthday is in October. On the east coast the weather gets crisp and the leaves become golden and red. It leads into the time of gatherings usually centered around food. For me these gatherings are an important time to connect with […]