Monthly Archives: August 2011

SF Last “Free” Weekend Extravaganza!! (With Pictures!)



EATING: Rose Pistola (

The Scene:  Inspired by the Liguria region of Italy’s Northern coast with its artful simplicity and fresh, local ingredients, Rose Pistola is a tribute to North Beach - San Francisco’s vibrant Italian quarter. Named after a local resident and denizen who ran the most colorful bar and restaurant in the neighborhood, Rose Pistola is a stylish trattoria, personifying the vibrancy of its namesake that has been seducing guests in the bustling North Beach neighborhood since it first opened in 1996. Rose Pistola seamlessly blends seasonal, local products with the Italian philosophy of letting the ingredients speak for themselves.
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Trip: Sonoma Coast (With Pictures, and ahem, a “video”!)


Sonomads: n. People prone to wander around Sonoma County in search of new adventures.

Ideas for "On-the-road" reference:

Sonoma County (
Sebastopol (,_California)
Enroute (
Bohemian Highway (
The Great Petaluma Treasure Hunt! 2-5 Sat (
Breweries (
Soft-core biking (
Cedar Enzyme Treatment (
Ferrari-Carano (
Rodney Strong (
DeLoach (
Wine (





STAYING: Bodega Bay Lodge (

The Scene: The Bodega Bay Lodge is the quintessential California coastal retreat...
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Toga: Hunter’s 21st B-Day Party (With Pictures!)

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Of Note: The Quaz Q&A: Crystal McKellar

The Quaz Q&A: Crystal McKellar

August 10th, 2011 by Jeff Pearlman

* Welcome to the 21st installment of The Quaz Q&A. This feature—a question-and-answer session with a person from sports/entertainment/politics/whatever—will appear every Thursday on If you have any suggestions/ideas for people to speak with, hit me up at I’m listening.

Anyone who reads this blog regularly—and especially anyone who has paid attention to the first 20 Quazes—knows I’m all about The Wonder Years. I loved the show as a teen, and now my kids watch it regularly, too. Hence, while I may well reject, say, some wanna-be rocker or the seventh lead on Saved By The Bell, I will never, ever, ever ignore the greatest program in TV history (Need proof?

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Trip: Bandon Dunes (With Pictures and Swing Video!)





Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links.  Here, players immerse themselves in the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur of Oregon’s rugged coast. Sweeping, untamed shores stretch for miles. Primeval grassy dunes roll to the sea.  Four distinctly different courses have been conceived in harmony with the natural environment. They combine with all the essential elements to reveal a new golf experience every time you play. The soul of the game resides here. Players walk. And at the end of the day, gracious hospitality comforts each guest like a warm, friendly embrace.Read the rest

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