Hi! Has it really been more than a week since I posted anything here? Yeah, I guess it has. I feel bad about that.
I confess that I actually hadn’t thought much about it at all, and in fact, totally did not realize that it had been so long until I got this very sweet note from a reader yesterday wondering if I wasn’t writing because I was just so distraught over the election.
Just so we’re all clear — that is not the case. I have made peace with the results, and have decided that I think Jean Quan will be a good Mayor.
No, the reason I haven’t been posting is not that I’m upset, but actually because I’m really happy. Election volunteering started in February for me this year, and while some months were less work than others, overall, it was just a really long and exhausting and draining campaign season.
So now I am just enjoying the fact that it’s over, and that I have all my nights and weekends free again. I’ve been spending my time outdoors and in the kitchen and reading for pleasure and sleeping a lot. And also trying to catch up on other, non-campaign related volunteer commitments. And sadly, all that has kind of meant neglecting the blog. Hell, I’ve been having kind of a hard time even remembering to read the news.
Anyway. I’ll try to get back to regular posting next week. In the meantime, I have some exciting news to share. Downtown has a new restaurant!
That’s right, Disco Volante has made it through all their inspections and are open for lunch starting today! (Hours: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM)
Here’s the menu:
Jar of bacon and duck liver mousse
with grilled bread, honey liqueur, and quince preserves
with farro, almonds, and grilled red onion
Warm fennel and pork pie
with greens dressed in stone-ground mustard vinaigrette
Pan-seared sand dabs
with boiled potatoes and brown butter caper sauce
Kale and smoked mozzarella pannini
with rosemary chips
Baby romaine salad
with currants, pine nuts, and blue cheese
with golden raisin crostini
Hot smoked beef frankfurter
with E.M. kimchee and mustard greens
with farmhouse cheddar, bacon jam, and pickled pepper aioli
“Root Beer Sunk”
sassafras ice cream and vanilla cream soda
with grilled bread, sea salt, and olive oil
Doesn’t it all sound so delicious?
Oh, and here’s some pre-opening pictures I snapped with my phone the other day:
Doesn’t it look great? That stained glass, which my photos do not do justice, came from the Fairmont Hotel’s tea room. Fancy, huh?
Also, doesn’t the exterior of that building look like ten million times better without those hideous awnings they used to have all over it?
Anyway, if you work downtown, you should totally come check it out. They’ll have dinner service too at some point, but not until they have their liquor license, which is apparently being delayed by some kind of backlog in processing applications at the State or something like that. I don’t know what the timeline is there.