Friday: All Over the City

Dan New York City (2010)

Woke up early this morning (7:30am!) to get up and ready so I could work my way uptown to meet Sean and Shira for breakfast at H&H Bagels.  I got there a little before 9am, and realized when I arrived that this particular location – the factory on 46th Street – didn’t really have much of a storefront with service; sure you could buy delicious bagels, but they wouldn’t even toast – or slice – them.  We had to buy …

Nob Hill / Drinks at The Fairmont and Top of the Mark

Dan Bay Area

After wandering around the Fisherman’s Wharf area, we drove back to the hotel, and then decided to walk the short distance to Nob Hill.  It was only a few blocks, but it sure was steep, so it took a little time. But you could get neat pix like this: By the time we got to the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, we were definitely in need of a drink. Unfortunately, The Top of the Mark wasn’t opening until 5pm! Argh! So …

Cocktails / F. Scott's

Dan Nashville (2009)

The choir session went splendidly, and we did indeed use the fourth hour.  After everyone packed up their stuff, we headed back to the hotel.  Justin and I decided to partake once more of the complimentary cocktails, and after and hour of chilling and chatting, Phil and Penka joined us, as well as Greg (the mixer) and his girlfriend.  We went off to F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, an upscale place about 4 miles from the hotel.  It was …

Cocktail Hour / Lower Broadway / Jack's Bar-B-Que

Dan Nashville (2009)

After relaxing at the hotel for a bit, Phil and Justin and I met up downstairs to see what this cocktail reception thing was all about. Apparently, you show your room key and photo ID (yes, I got carded!) and you get a free drink.  No stated limit either, just one at a time. So we all relaxed and drank, and then when everyone came down, we hopped in the car and drove down to Lower Broadway. We found some …

Flying Fish

Dan Seattle

After the session, I went with Jason and the Alex, the audio director, into Seattle for dinner.  We parked near Pike Place, and walked around a little bit to check it out – the weather was absolutely gorgeous, but since it was early evening, the fish market wasn’t open and so I didn’t see any fish tossing. I did see the oldest running Starbucks, and a few beatniks, though! We tried to go eat at The Pink Door, but the …