A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PIZZA BOX

A well-designed pizza box is worth its weight…in..pizza….Well, that’s a start. I like the clean design & think their pizza is very good. It’s tasty without being greasy. Has enough toppings without topping overkill, and the crust is light, without being too brittle or tough.

Don’t know how or if the film inspired the pizza or the pizza inspired the film–but I think together, they’d make a terrific night in.

Eating pizza that is well made & being inspired by an image of the Statue of Liberty is nice!

Eating pizza that is well made & being inspired by an image of the Statue of Liberty @ the same time is nice!

Instead of Popcorn, have Pizza! And don’t Escape from New York, embrace it!

And a bonus zip from Ernest Borgnine, remembering his part in this film.

Art of the Green Chile Kitchenette 314 Church Street-Feel Like Church?

If you want Church, there are still a few that have not been closed down. If you want to be on Church Street, & feel renewed by good food while surrounded by inspiring & simple decor, Green Chile Kitchen-ette is a place that will leave both appetites well nourished.

Let me tell you, their newest addition to the menu, the cakes, are a religious experience. It’s almost a sin to be the first one to buy a slice. The cakes are beautiful, something that would give artist Wayne Theibaud a run for his brushes. They are as wonderful to eat as they are to look at—’tis a total experience for the senses, visual, taste buds, tummy filling, and the texture–art you are allowed to eat.

The owner, Trevor Logan, has wisely chosen to keep with the Southwest New Mexico art influences in terms of extending the decorating influences one experiences @ the McAllister Street location, the Mother Church.

Here is a menu of some of the visual art:

The sign tells you right where you are.

The sign tells you right where you are.

This sweet ceramic chicken greets you, but quietly.  She has a reddish-orange charm. Now, what might that be?  Drop by & find out!

This sweet ceramic chicken greets you, but quietly. She has a reddish-orange charm. Now, what might that be? Drop by & find out!

It's tiny, but don't forget to look up.  The light fixture is splendidly rustic!

The place is tiny, but don’t forget to look up. The light fixture is splendidly rustic!

The star of the decor is this geometrically complex quilt, ironically adding a simple visual charm.  That's two birds with one work of art, so to speak.

The star of the decor is this geometrically complex quilt, ironically adding a simple visual charm. That’s two birds with one work of art, so to speak.

And this tile design you will see @ the "Mother Church" on McAllister Street, making you feel right @ home.

And this tile design you will see @ the “Mother Church” on McAllister Street, making you feel right @ home.

And the staff is very nice & happy to serve you the art you can eat while looking @ the art from your seat. Now, is that a sLOGAN?

DA’ PITT BIT DA’ DUST!

No more barbeques @ The Brothers-In-Law, which had morphed a number of years ago to “DA’ PITT.” DA’ PITT went ‘bye ‘bye & so did The Dancing Pig on Castro Street. It seems that barbeques specialty restaurants have gone down the tubes with rotary dial telephones. Maybe those greasy fingers just mess up the chatterboxes who use mobile devices too much. If you want to, you can take that previous sentence totally out of context & pray for forgiveness for your filthy thoughts.

And speaking of filthy, I admit, I liked the food @ DA’ PITT, but who paid off the Board of Health all those years to look the OTHER WAY? It was worse than the pig sties we had back in Kansas when I was a mere wisp of a lad. You can’t get much dirtier than that. It was like some of those houses on this reality show called HOARDERS–but I toughed it out & enjoyed the food a number of times without having to dial 911. There’s just something about good barbeques that lets you forgive all manner of sin.

Well, folks, it’s gone, sitting empty & forlorn. It’s a decrepit mess & please don’t get a bunch of misguided activists together to say it has historic & architectural value. It’s a mess & should be torn down & something decent, worth having & designed with beauty in mind, should take it’s place. I’ll put up $10.00.

Not a place overly concerned with good hygienic standards & in screaming need of interior design, it's now empty.  One less roach motel--That corner lot ought to be worth a fortune in make-up!

Not a place overly concerned with good hygienic standards & in screaming need of interior design, it’s now empty. One less roach motel–That corner lot ought to be worth a fortune in make-up!

The smoke went out with the fire.   All gone...

The smoke went out with the fire. All gone…


A NICE PLACE TO HAVE BREAKFAST-SAM’S DINER

Sometimes (about one time a week) I like to come to SAM’S DINER for breakfast on my way to work.  It’s simple, not too expensive, and the quality of the food is good–what I call a sort of upgraded Middle West breakfast.  ‘Upgraded,’ meaning that the chef takes care to keep the traditional bacon & eggs from being saturated with cooking oil.  They offer a choice of toast, mine being sourdough bread, making for a change from that gummy, bleached-flour, stuff I grew up with that passed as bread, to real bread that you actually have to chew, that has weight, texture, and flavour. You can actually spread jam on it, and the bread has tensile resistance, permitting the diner to add a few more enjoyable calories in terms of jam or jelly!

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Located 1220 Market Street–Easy access via MUNI, Civic Center, across the street from the Whitcomb Hotel. Bon appetit!