Surprise visits please me

I've been taking advantage of meals to catch up with friends before I leave town again on Sunday. I took a nice walk past Dolores Park to Tartine for lunch with Cynthia Yu today (and her sister's beagle puppy in tow -- that thing is a people magnet!). Evening plans included a dinner with Dave Patchen and Kim Nash, and I was pleasantly surprised to have Vienna Teng pop up on IM to tell me that she was around for the next 12 hours or so.

dave and kim with vienna's new sunglasses

vienna teng and eric cheng at brothers

We baked ourselves in boiled kimchi and the fumes of wood coal-grilled bulgogi at Brothers, and then hung out up in the loft at my place until Vienna was forced to move her car at midnight.

And now, I have to go shower off the Korean BBQ smell and burn my clothing.