Sunday, November 08, 2009

Two good restaurants in LA

Just got back from a short trip to LA for a small workshop. We had two excellent dinners at:

Jitlada Thai

and La Seranata de Garibaldi

Jitlada seems like it would be a well kept secret except that apparently (as my friend in LA who reads more periodicals than I do--which is quite a feat--tells me) has been discovered by LA's leading food writer.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

High turnout/low turnout?

I was voter 101 in my precinct at 3:20 pm today. Is that high or low for an off-year election with judge races and a mayoral race with an incumbent running?

A Chicagoan's View of Squirrel Hill

Always interesting to see what a visitor thinks about one's neighborhood:

He marvels at the mostly full storefronts. Good thing he came before Panera closed and Barnes and Noble announced their closing.

On the other hand: a kosher Dunkin' Donuts has opened. As an acquaintance said to me the other day--this is either great or terrible.