BOTA If you’re a theatergoer, you want a pre-show meal that’s tasty, not so filling you fall asleep in the second act, and, most important, fast. We missed one first act because the restaurant‚Äôs service was so damned slow. So, what kind of restaurant meets those three requirements? It‚Äôs clearly not French. Nor an exquisite… Continue reading BOTA


SCOMA’S It was in Fort Bragg that I first heard about Scoma‚Äôs. A couple from even farther north was raving about this San Francisco seafood house. A year passed before I tried it; I went there for lunch. I was underwhelmed. The food was San Francisco-okay but nothing more. Since Scoma‚Äôs is in the middle… Continue reading Scoma’s

MoAD: Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold

The most exciting exhibit I’ve seen this year is at¬†MoAD, Museum of the African Diaspora.¬†Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold¬†will run through August 11.¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Though I approach anything subtitled ‚ÄúA Post-Colonial Paradox‚Äù gingerly, in this case I should have let my guard down. It‚Äôs not doctrinaire, not a visual polemic ‚Äî the show is filled… Continue reading MoAD: Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold