Summer Is Back In SF! 58F, Windy, And Foggy.

That means it’s back to the office: Church St. Cafe. Window seating, cinnamon raisin bagel extra crispy with butter, small coffee extra cream, two Splenda.

At STRUT SF July 2019

Today we’re working on an e-catalog of “Black And White Nostalgia”, a photographic romp through gay San Francisco late 70’s to late 90’s. It will be up at STRUT SF, the month of July. Here’s a teaser:

The Godfather Fund’s Tricycle Race 1985 Ish

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Craving A Mango Sherbet

Where can one find the best mango sherbet or ice cream in SF?

Or if not, where in this world? This one was from Dongtan Beach, Thailand.

Leave a comment below, and we will consider it during our next field trip planning session.

Salt And Pepper Nuggets

Vietnamese spices take these chicken nuggets to the next level at the Sweet Hut in Midtown, Atlanta Georgia.

It was difficult resisting all of the gorgeous sweets, cakes, pastries and tarts the bakery is well known for. But because so many people mentioned the nuggets on Yelp, I just had to try them, and was not disappointed.

The place gets very busy in the evenings, but lunch was not too crowded. There was sidewalk seating to enjoy the pleasant spring Atlanta afternoon. And no panhandlers! Take that San Francisco.

Cuckoo For Coconut Coffee

Wow the flavor combination of coffee and coconut is intensely pleasurable.

Only $1.69 at Castro Coffee, a tiny hole in the wall place next door to the Castro Theater in San Francisco.

Three tables with chairs outside on the sunny sidewalk. Watch the world go by, cruise the people in line for the movies.

Rick Gerharter’s Work Is At Oakland Ca Museum

Rick Gerharter (left) with yours truly, Jim James (right). Here we are in front of Rick’s photographs at the Oakland Museum’s new show: “Queer California: Untold Stories” from April 13 to August 11, 2019.

Rick has earned his place in history as a photojournalist, documenting decades of struggles and triumphs for the San Francisco Bay Area Reporter, the preeminent gay community news organization.

The museum donor’s preview event Thursday was packed with VIP’s. Afterwards, we escaped to Huangcheng Noodle House on Webster and 8th St. in Chinatown. The Chinese potato salad appetizer was a delightful adventure in newness for us. Shredded, blanched and then cooled potatoes drenched in a sesame oil green onion light curry spiced vinaigrette.

A gigantic, rich, savory bowl of shaken beef noodle soup. It was so good I almost didn’t even notice my pal Rick’s fashion forward camera print shirt. He really is a dedicated Shutterbug!

During those rare moments when either of us Chatty Cathys had nothing to gossip about, there was the ubiquitous gigantic flat screen television off in the corner, featuring the Cat Channel!

Uncle Dave At Jolene’s

There’s Uncle Dave stepping out to make a phone call, since the phone booths have stopped working long long ago.

This was at a special, top secret, exclusive, VIP, karaoke party at Jolene’s Bar and Restaurant, on 16th and Harrison.

The Elizabeth Taylor 50 Plus group were treated to succulent sliders, hors d’oeuvres, and divine mini fruit and custard tarts.

I hear Jolene’s weekend brunch is not to be missed.