Bay Area Blogger of the Week # 29
Just before Christmas, out of the blue, I recieved an email from a reader of my blog called Jennifer who had 2 extra seats on a French Laundry invitation. She wondered if Fred and I like might to fill them. Unfortunately, the reservation was early (5pm) and I was working overtime hours that week, miles from Napa, in the City, so we had to decline the kind invitation.
Something good did come out of the correspondance, however. I discovered that Jennifer's favorite hobby is dining out. I also found out she enjoys photographing food and writing about it. "So do you have a blog?", I asked? "I do", she admitted. And that is how I came to discover The Hungry Hedonist, a beautiful, dining site, with gorgeous pictures.
Jennifer is only 19. She is an undergrad at the School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University in New York and mainly updates her blog when she goes on breaks or when she is back home in San Francisco. (Adding that she does not "eat things worth blogging much during college".)
Her recent reviews include Farallon in which she dwells a little on the beautiful floating jelly fish hanging from the ceiling, Naan and Curry (a longtime favourite of myself and Fred too) and Medicine Eatstation, which she doesn't have much too good to say about. (A restaurant for masochists, anyone?)
Check out Jennifer and her hungry, hedonistic ways. Please say hello...
Links, Resources and Further Reading
Bay Area Resources:
San Francisco Dining | at Farallon
Dining for Masochists? | Medicine Eatstation
Medicine Eatstation | Previously blogged by Amy
You've been Yelped | Naan & Curry
Study with Jennifer | at Cornell University
Daily weight loss, weightwatchers and diet notes:
Yesterday was a horrible WW day. We went out for lunch and I tried to be good. I had a simple pork skewer. It wasn't until I got back to my desk to track my points, I discovered my tiny lunch had cost me 9.5 points. A chicken skewer would have been less than half the damage. I've learnt my lesson about those pigs, let me tell you. Come the evening I only had 7.5 points left - hardly enough to allow for the fact that on Friday nights, we always go out to Cafe Bastille, Fred's favourite French restaurant. We usually take a taxi so we don't have to count drinks but last night I drove to make sure I wouldn't be able to consume more than two glasses of anything. I started with a glass of champagne and then hoped to feast on a dozen oysters (only 2 points) sent over to our table from neighbouring eatery, Plouf. Unfortunately they were out of oysters, so I took a Bastille tuna tartare instead. One glass of red wine and then two pots of Earl grey tea to sip on whilst everyone else enjoyed complimentary cognacs, left me only half a point over target by the end of the night. I think I did good in the end, considering the little pork faux pas.(And we saved about $25 in taxi fees!)
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Bay Area Blogger of the Week # 29