Monday, July 25, 2005

Eating Locally, In a Way

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.

8 comments:

drbiggles said...

Holy farknuts, that shot with the blue ice water action caused me to pause.

Do you have that in poster size?

drbiggles said...

Would you be willing to send me a 300 dpi shot for my own personal use?

cookiecrumb said...

Holy farknuts is right: I didn't take that sucker; hubby did. Dang! The very first picture I sent to my parents from the new camera, and it's his.
Sending a copy posthaste.
xx

Monkey Gland said...

I love the reeeeaaallyy long chip on that plate. I bet someone tried to steal it. I would have.

cookiecrumb said...

MG: I ate it! Wasn't really very good; hollow inside. Wish you could have been there, though.

Monkey Gland said...

Dang! nothing worse than a hollow chip. Should be a law...going to write to my MP...

Anonymous said...

Your D70 seems to be serving you (both) well. - Lisa B-K

cookiecrumb said...

Lisa: Yeah. I fantasized giving my dumb ol' Kodak to hubs and hogging the Nikon for myself, but he's proven too invaluable.
Fun.
When are you gonna start a blog? I wanna see your tomatoes and zukes.