Paul’s iPhone Picture 104

Picture number 104 in my iPhone – Trout. Where was this taken?  Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, California, an outstanding restaurant in Hayes Valley neighborhood on Market Street by Gough Street.  In my opinion, San Francisco is one of the two cities in the world that consistently have the most amazing restaurants (the other city is

Paul’s iPhone Picture 4

My friend said, “You know what would be cool for your blog?” Knowing this guy, I guessed, “Shutting it down?”  He chuckled, actually it was less a chuckle and more just a sound. I said, “Tell me.”  He suggested I post every 100th picture in my iPhone each day for a week and tell the…

A Scorpion in My “Lollipop”

I needed a little sugar in my life today (don’t read into that), so I went to my favorite old-fashioned candy and nut shop – Edward Freeman in Conshohocken, PA. I usually enjoy browsing seasonal favorites, but the next candy-based holiday isn’t until Halloween (people don’t generally give each other candy for Independence Day, the…

Sausage and Nuts for a Friday Night

The problem with a 4 day work week (since Monday was Memorial Day in the United States) is that 5 days of work get crammed into 4 days.   And come Friday of most weeks I am tired.  I-want-to-do-nothing kind of tired. And to the two people who asked, yes I work.  I work hard….

War and Food and Earth Day

My father found this in a box recently.  He was six.  This was his ration book. October 10, 1942. He was old enough at the time to remember how it was. His family was not well-off, though they managed.  They worked in steel mills, grew many of their own fruits and vegetables, had chickens for…

Delicious to Eat and Helpful When You are Naked

Figs are such a wonderful food.  I think they taste best when fresh-picked.  The tree is dense and their leaves are large.  For those of us that live in a colder-weather climate, fresh off the tree figs means a lot of work to keep a fig tree healthy during the bitter cold winter months. Why…

Blackfish Conshohocken – Cold Water Crab Tasting

Blackfish in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania had a Cold Water Crab 4 course tasting menu for $49 recently, and given my penchant for ocean crustaceans, I called my foodie friend Judy who was as happy as I to indulge. I previously enjoyed a lobster-themed tasting menu in January, so my expectations started high.  This establishment consistently finds ways to…

American Airlines Food Fail

Please don’t feel sorry for me and my first world problems, however….. I traveled from Dallas to Baltimore last Friday afternoon on American Airlines (MD-80). Good thing: First class American Airline upgrade. Good thing: Fairly standard and polite service, hot towels, drinks refilled frequently enough, tray tablecloth, warm nuts. OMG thing:  The lunch [insert horror movie music…

Lucky Charms for St Patrick’s Day

Nothing says St Patrick’s day like a paper bowl of Lucky Charms and a plastic spoon. Random green shape on bowl? Check.  Rogue flake of Bran cereal?  Check.  Celebrating the tradition in stupid ways?  Check plus.  The day is complete.  Bah humbug.