Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Busy day today so not much commentary.

Check out the pics attached to the article. Was a beautiful day at Mavericks.

Fans flock to see Mavericks daredevil surfers:

"(01-12) 17:00 PST HALF MOON BAY -- Thousands of big-wave surfing fans straggled onto a small beach north of Half Moon Bay this morning to watch - or try to watch - the greatest surfers in the world battle the worst that the Pacific Ocean can throw at them.

Watching the fabled Mavericks contest from the beach seemed nearly as challenging as riding the waves themselves, as close-in waves blocked the view of the waves that the competitors were riding about a half-mile offshore."

Their fried chicken will make you want to slap yo mama. Pork belly is very nice, too.

Sophisticated southern fare at 1300 on Fillmore

Some restaurants simply fuel the body, while others, such as 1300 on Fillmore, ignite the imagination.

The restaurant is in the lower Fillmore, an area that once was the epicenter for jazz and attracted talent such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. The neighborhood fell into disrepair in the late 1950s, and became the victim of misguided social policy. Many Victorians that housed the clubs were torn down, leaving large gaps in what was once a vital community.

Now the area, known as the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District, is bustling again, with new housing developments, Yoshi's jazz club and 1300 on Fillmore anchoring the corner of Fillmore and Eddy streets. Although 1300 is located in the bottom of a new condominium complex, the combination of sophisticated and historic touches envelop patrons with a sense of history and awe.

Chef-owner David Lawrence, who has been a prominent name about town for several decades, working at the Hilton and the Carnelian Room, has struck out on his own. He's serving a food he calls "soulful American," a stylish mix of French techniques and Southern-inspired recipes that include bourbon-braised pork belly on shelled white bean puree ($11) and grilled pork chops ($25), brined and served with caramelized chicory and a Calvados apple cider sauce.


The lord must be going to a rock show.

'Priest' Arrested With 7.7 Lbs of Coke:

"A man claiming to be a Catholic priest was arrested Friday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after he was caught carrying 7.7 pounds of cocaine under his robes, a spokesman for Dutch border police said.

The suspect, whose identity was being traced, initially refused to undergo a routine body check 'for religious reasons,' spokesman Robert van Kapel said."


"Like getting caught behind a cattle truck and all you smell is shite....."

Chicken Doo Doo Mucks Up Iowa Road:

"A truck driver was cited after a load of chicken manure spilled out of his semi, covering a road for more than a mile in rural Cerro Gordo County.

'The end gate failed on the semi and that's what caused it,' sheriff's Deputy Frank Hodak said of the spill, which happened Thursday on a two-lane road northeast of Mason City."



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