Just a reminder that the deadline for entries is Monday night at midnight. I’m giving away two pairs of passes to the Ghoulish Gala at the Legion of Honor next Friday, October 30. 21+ only party. More event info and details on how to enter the giveaway are here.
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As you may have heard last week, Michelin awarded our neighborhood Moroccan restaurant, Aziza, with one star in their 2010 Guide to Bay Area restaurants.
I still have not tried the popular and now Michelin-worthy eatery, but one blogger’s recent review definitely got my tastebuds tingling.
Cocochanelella’s review of Aziza is very positive and has great descriptions and photos of some of their noteworthy dishes.
She samples the eggplant farro dish and says “the eggplant was cooked perfectly, tender but a still retained a thoroughly crunchy bite.” She also raves about the hen egg, charmoula and crispy beans dish that’s “warm with wrinkled beans and a soft poached egg”.
Even the grilled flatbreads with spreads impressed her, which she described as “porous and crispy, the flavors from herby, sesame-ish to smoky was a nice flavor awakening for our palates”.
Cocochanelella closes by saying Aziza’s Michelin star is well-deserved and that “after dining at the restaurant, I felt like I was finally in on the secret I was wondering about for yearsâ€¦”
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A good friend sent this video to me today. It’s not related to the Richmond District, but it’s a neat, somewhat poignant clip of one man’s visit to the city back in 1958. Aside from the clothes and cars, not much has really changed. The music is “Alone in Kyoto” by Air. Enjoy,
Born in the former Soviet Union and trained as a cantorial soloist, Pekelny brings a beautiful voice and special energy to every performance. Jonnie grew up singing the haunting, playful and soul filled melodies of the Russian countryside. By the time her family emigrated to the U.S. in the late seventies, she was hooked.
Jonnie has since participated and studied various musical traditions — from her classical music education at U.C. Santa Cruz, to her participation in a women’s World Music group. Throughout it all, however, she has maintained a special love for Russian folk music with its sweet, fiery, humorous, irreverent and honest songs of rural and working Russia.
In addition to collecting and performing Russian music, Jonnie currently sings with the Loose Canons, a Bay Area women’s World Music chorus.
Tuesday night’s event is free; the library is located at 351 9th Avenue. Below is a lovely performance from the Kremlin Capella group singing a traditional Russian folk song.
The SF Veterans Administration Medical Center holds neighborhood meetings every quarter. The next one is Tuesday from 6-7pm in the VA’s auditorium (Bldg 7, 1st Floor) at 4150 Clement Street.
The planned agenda is as follows:
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