Saturday, May 31, 2008
Is this not the perfect symbol of happiness? It's the grand opening of Yogen Fruz in San Francisco.
There was a nice Korean lady from Toronto teaching the new staffers the zen of Yogen Fruz.
Here, the twin owners Terrence and Clarence use samples (and buy one get one free special) to lure passer by-ers in. I got to chat with these two guys and to my infinite delight, they said they were planning to open a store at the new Hamilton Shopping Center. The Hamilton Shopping Center that is being built IN FRONT OF MY WORK!!!
Next I wandered over to the Ferry Building. There was a super overpriced farmers market there. $2 for a small bundle of basil? Is that right? I can get a big 4oz box of organic basil at Trader Joe's for the same price. Anyways, I know there is a cheese shop in the Ferry Building so I decided to go look for my elusive Montasio Cheese. I was very disappointed to find out that not only did they not have the Montasio, they didn't even know what it was. It's an Italian PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) cheese! You reading might not know it but I'd expect someone whose living is cheese to know it. Sad, but I did buy some toys from the Sur La Table store.
Stop 2 on my impromptu search for Montasio led me to Cheese Plus.
Me: Do you have Montasio Cheese?
Lady: But we're out of it.
Lady: But I know somewhere that probably has it.
Lucca Delicatessen. Will you have my cheese?
Cute place. Good selection of meats. Hanging meats.
In the words of Rescue Ranger Monterey Jack, Ch-che-ch-che-ch-che-cheeeeeeeeeeese!!! This is a good sign. Wheels of cheese just laying around. How many places in SF have you seen with a whole wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano just sitting on the back shelf?
I have Montasio!
I also got a really freaking good sandwich there. It makes the Italian Deli in Novato pale in comparison.
Back home with Yogen Fruz schwag.
I met up with Kevin and Jeremy for Iron Man at the Kabuki. There were scores of overdressed (for just going to the movies that is) women at the theater that day. Turns out they were all there for the Sex and the City movie. Ah, makes sense. I forget where I read this but Sex and the City is the female version of Star Wars. Guys geek out (some of them dress up) and go see Star Wars. Girls geek out (most of them dressing up) and go see Sex and the City. The Kabuki theater also does something interesting. You get assigned seating. This oh so cleverly allows you to show up early, not worry about getting a good seat, and liquor up at their lounge before your show starts. Well, it seems like a good idea. I don't know how many howling plastered women were at that movie. I'll have to ask Akiha since she was apparently at that show. Ran into her on the street afterwards.
After a dinner stop.
And having not had a sufficient fill of frozen yogurt, I made a stop at Jubliee.
Very tired. Need more yogurt.