Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Jon Carroll: Taste defensiveness hidden in a meandering, self-indulgent column: ...we…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
...we ate at Grasshopper in Oakland, one of those chi-chi places featuring Asian tapas served on square plates and looking like miniature sculptures. It was the stuff of parody, and I loved it. I like Northern California, damn it, and if you think our fancy food is funny, go have a Grand Slam Breakfast.
If I had enough money, I'd eat at Venus (yummy fusion) and La Note (frou-frou Provencal) and Berkeley Thai House (Thai with tablecloths) instead of making Annie's Shells and Cheddar and mixing in spinach, my all-purpose vegetable.
Hey, if you want spoilers for a movie, sometimes it's best to go to the goofs.
And Leonard wrote a very funny nitpick of Star Wars that I'd nominate for The Best of Leonard. Sort of Instapundit meets, well, Leonard. Includes the phrase "Sen. Palpatine (I-Naboo)".
I'm listening to labor songs. Nandini told me about a job opening. I'm feeling good.