Archives for the month of: September, 2012


Street view on Vermont Ave.
The Dining Room.
Chef Daniel Wright.

Chef Wright went back to the Midwest. He and his wife Lana own two restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio. Senate Pub serving Gourmet Street Food and Abigail Street, a Mediterranean WineBar,
He was recently voted Food & Wine Magazine’s 2012 Great Lakes Chef.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being sued, Jonathon Kaplan is the lawyer you want on your side!

The Collage Wall at the Vermont Ave. location.

I don’t know what to say about these photos because I have no idea what they are or where they came from. The first photo is a post card. French. A “Carte Postale.” The date is 1914. There is writing on the back in French. It was taken in the town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule. An apprenticeship, at Maison Georges? Regarding the other photo, I haven’t got a clue. It looks like a Camp cook.

This photo demonstrates the sharp humor of Eddie Gorodetsky, the Emmy-award winning writer/producer. Besides his work on the hit TV show Two and a Half Men, he is famous for his Christmas CD compilations.

Film and food were always critic Meredith Brody’s favorite subjects. I read her reviews faithfully when she lived in L.A. She had a weekly column in the New Times. After the New Times demise she moved to San Francisco where she continued her reviews as restaurant critic of the SF Weekly. Her reviews weren’t dry recounts of what she ate, but wonderful little stories with a cast of interesting characters that included a restaurant. While researching this entry I found her now writing about films for the Indiewire blog, Thompson on Hollywood.  She talks about leaving Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna and going to Karlovy Vary  International Film Festival in the Czech Republic where she sleeps through the opening night film and the afterparty. Brody writes so well, that  for those brief moments of reading I am also there.

Artist Beverly Bigwood works in many different media. My favorite pieces are her cut paper sculptures/paintings. This is a postcard of  the  poster  we commissioned for the Coffee Shop.

Beverly Bigwood in the center.