There’s a little bit of repeat here since I didn’t have pictures ready to go a couple of entries ago.
Saturday morning Anita was still down in the South Bay so I woke up to an empty house. After pulling on a sweatshirt I walked several blocks to Tartine, the Delfino-owned bakery and cafe at 18th and Guerrero.
I previously mentioned about the French visitors who occupied a pair of tables next to me and helped my sympathize with Tawn. The food was so good on the first visit that I made a second trip on Tuesday morning. I’ll combine the pictures into this entry.
The interior is always crowded and there is a large communal table that people – as the name implies – share. Instead of numbers, they use letters. Interesting, huh?
First dish: zucchini and tomato quiche
Follow-up dish: morning bun on the left and bread pudding with peaches and olallieberries the size of your thumb on the right. Remember – this was over two days, not at a single meal.
Later in the morning I headed over to Oakland to meet Bruce and Howie for lunch. The destination: Zachary’s Pizza. Celebrating 25 years, Zachary’s deep-dish stuffed crust pizza is an amazing, amazing thing to eat. Below, the College Avenue location, about two minutes away from Rockridge BART station.
The pizza in question – double crust stuffed with spinach and mushrooms with a spicy tomato sauce on top.
Moments before we dig in. Bruce on the left and Howie on the right.
Afterwards, we enjoyed the sunny afternoon for a bit before driving back over to the City. What a treat!
Next entry… Saturday evening and GAPA’s 20th Anniversary Runway show.
News from Tawn:
Tawn arrived in Paris Saturday morning and was enjoying his first day in the city of lights. While Ryeroam was working Tawn explored the city and enjoyed a little petite dejuener at a sidewalk cafe.