Harvest is finally upon us–for the thinner-skinned grapes, anyway; Cab still has a ways to go. And this means that we’re all putting in more time at work–even if we aren’t the ones out in the vineyards doing the harvesting. It would be an exciting time even without Mother Nature’s coquetry.
I met friends Friday at Carpe Diem Wine Bar after work Friday. I ordered a beer, forgive me. Sometimes a nice, cold beer is just the thing, satisfying thirst in a way wine just can’t. Plus, Carpe Diem has one of my favorites on tap: Blue Moon. We snacked on a charcuterie and cheese platter and then walked over to Oxbow in search of the new Dim Sum Charlie’s, which was slated for a super soft, hush-hush opening. Sure enough: we crossed the 1st street bridge, navigated the construction barriers, and there, to our left was the shiny airstream with welcome, twinkly lights and picnic tables.
However: no dim sum. There was an electrical problem of some sort, so we decided to wander over to Oxbow and return. Except hunger got the better of us (well, two of us) and we were lured into Gott’s. I’ll be back for the deliciousness at Dim Sum Charlie’s, though. You can count on it.
Photo courtesy my iPhone.