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a tribute to my san francisco

3/4 oz scotch whiskey
3/4 oz local politics
1/4 oz public policy
1/4 oz disaster preparedness
1/2 oz alamo square

Shake over neighborhood dives & venues, strain into a chilled cocktail dress, garnish with a sprig of gov 2.0, and serve.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Cheesy Italian Waiter

This weekend my high school pal and longtime grrrlfriend Mindy celebrated her 23rd birthday (she is our youngest) at the uber-Italian-vibe North Beach staple Panta Rei, complete with cheesy Italian waiters and Italian pop videos on a big screen above the bar. In three words, a total tourist attraction. Welcome to little Italy, SF.

This is really all about The Cheesy Italian Waiter. He works at Panta Rei, Steps of Rome, or any of many cafes sprinkled generously throughout the North Beach. He can not help but shout "Bella!" at every person who passes for a female, and asks your boyfriend why he's being stingy and won't take you inside for dinner. Sometimes he forgets to put on his accent, so the next time he lays it on extra thick. And sometimes he will dump cake on the birthday girl's arm and lick it off, despite her loud and firm objection to this.

It will look like this (this is based on an actual photo, but who doesn't love an MS Paint reanactment??):



Blogger disestablishingpuritanism said...

Great blog! Keep up your support for progressive democratic principles. It would be nice to see true democracy waft its way from the coasts to the rest of America. Georgia's governor is a complete disaster and you can learn more about him through his privatizing practices that have wrecked this ridiculously backwards thinking state I live in (for now).

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