You may or may not know of the harbor-side restaurant in San Rafael previously known as Art's Pier 15 (and before that, somebody else's Pier 15; forget the name). It's been closed for the past five months. Was bought by a loyal patron after last winter's horrendous floods damaged the place, and has been undergoing renovations.
Ta-dah! It reopened today as Pier 15, with the same two chefs, same waitresses (well, some of them) and almost the same menu, with the addition of burritos and tacos.
Make no mistake, this place is about drinking, not eating... but ya gotta eat, so there's chowder, Buffalo chicken wings, Caesar salad, and a whole raft of misspelled items on the menu (call a copy editor, Ted!).
(Oh, I can't resist giving you some examples: Cipino. Spagetti. Enchilatas. Bordoulais. Fettechini.)
Fortunately it's a temporary menu, while the place gets back on its feet. Even the cooks seem to have forgotten how to grill a burger. This is a "medium" (and I didn't even ask for cheese). Man, that's one black hunk a' meat.
But the surroundings are delicious: downscale, great views (freeway, cruddy old boats, virgin hills). Cold beer.
BH&CC tried his hand at the new camera and came up with a tasty shot of ice water.
I'm goin' back.