Monday, March 27, 2006

So much for good weather

I hear you asking, if you keep on about the perfect weather, what's with the cold? Good question. We really are getting spanked from the Great White North. I made the mistake of trimming my citrus trees right before the last cold snap. They're trying to decide whether or not to forgive me.

On the bright side, I was downtown at Yarn Dogs since I needed more needles, and the weather was glorious. I went for a bit of a walkabout. Across the street from Yarn Dogs is Kuleto's and the Los Gatos Hotel. Yes, if you search for Kuleto's, you'll get the website for their San Francisco location, but there's one in Los Gatos.

Well, the point of my musing is that this used to be a Foster's Freeze and Sir Toby's when I first moved there. Sir Toby's was a standard deli. It closed and in the early 80s, it opened up as a fantastic French restaurant called Petite Moulin Rouge. I think. Correct me if I'm wrong. The maitre d was a delightful Frenchman who would spoil me rotten with a long stemmed rose every time we went. The food was heavenly and perfectly balanced.

After a time, I think they got tired of running the place. The chef moved down to N. Santa Cruz Avenue and opened up another restaurant that used to have marvelous New Years Eve meals with two seatings. My parents used to love going to that. I did a search, and the only French restaurant on N. Santa Cruz Ave is Pigalle. I can't remember if that was the same one or if that's a new incarnation. If you remember, please post a comment! (Even if you don't, please post your comments)

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