Tuesday, August 14, 2012

America's Cup Is Coming

Alamedans get ready for America's Cup.  The first trials are at the Marina Green in San Francisco from August 21 through 26. The racing will be amazing, exciting and prepping the teams for the main event coming in 2013.  Rumors say the Swedish racing team is training and staying in Alameda. How cool is that.  For now, I haven't seen them or their boats, but I guess I should go hunting for large Swedes.  My first place of interest is Marti's Place on Encinal.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Angela's Catering

The catering arm of Angela's use to be in the Rock Wall Winery. Well for some reason, Angela's has pulled out of Rock Wall about two months ago and has moved its operations to the restaurant.  I wonder what is going on?  John Thiel of Pappo did the same exact move last year with Culina and pulled it out of the Marketplace.   I am sure both of these establishments are making money with their catering, however, can business be that great to pull out of a second location?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Warm Nights...Long Lines at Tucker's

Thank goodness summer is here. Who doesn't love summer.  The days are longer, it's warmer weather (with the exception of San Francisco) and people are more ready to have a good time during the work week.  Warm weather invites people outside and to downtown Alameda where all of the action is.  One night I waited in one of the longest lines that I have experienced at Tucker's Ice Cream. The line was by the bathrooms.  Of course an ice cream joint will be busy on a warm night, but that night especially was jumping. The room was full of busy energy, lots of people coming and going, and watching people eat ice cream with happy and satisfied faces.   It was after 9 pm by the time I placed my order after a twenty minute or so wait. I have come to realize the best flavors for me at Tucker's are the chocolate flavors such as rocky road, health toffee crunch, mocha chip, chocolate chip and mint n chip.  There have been too many times I deviated away from chocolate and was not content.  I know what I like.