Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you all so much for your super comments on the Hallowe'en Box I made for the HOE Exchange. It was a fun piece to make! I wanted to mention how much I have been enjoying coasting around the Blog-o-sphere an seeing all the great things being stitched up for the Fall and especially the Hallowe'en Season. There are some super projects out there and so many that I want to get for the old stash heap!!!
Over the weekend I made it to a few Thrift and consignment shops and found a few goodies......
The things I picked up, because as you know I don't have enough stuff and just couldn't live without more "stuff." :)
From l to r I found this really well made basket that I knew would work out for storing my pile of smaller charts, in fact they fill the basket to almost over flowing (no surprise there), but it does gather then into a single space. I also picked up a three ring pencil case, since I keep the majority of my charts kind of sorted into three ring binders, I often have trouble keeping the Prairie Schooler "cards" in the front pocket. This case does the job really well and I can just snap in into the front of the PS Binder. I just couldn't resist a 60th Anniversary copy of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." One of my all time favorite Christmas specials and this super copy in pristine condition, I just couldn't pass up.
The City we live in has about a bazillion restaurants and eatin' places - but we tend to go back to the same places over and over again. I made up my mind that I wanted to start to try other places..... but where to start you might ask??
On Public TV there is a show that comes on Saturday evenings called "Check, Please!" It's a great show with host Leslie Sbrocco, where she sits down with three regular people and talks about 3 different restaurants or eateries here in the Bay area. The 3 regular people change weekly. What happens is that each person picks a different restaurant and then, on there own, they each visit the restaurant and then come on the show to talk about them.
I really enjoy this show and this past Sunday we visited a place that had been reviewed. It is a restaurant over in the Civic Center area called Brenda's. I had seen it on the show a few weeks back and so we headed out to get there early as it is on the small side and quite popular, I found that out doing a bit more research on the Internet. We got there at 7:45 am and found a line ready for when they open at 8.
The restaurant is owned and run by Chef Brenda Buenviaje, a native of New Orleans.
The food is southern inspired and really delicious!!!!
... eggs over medium, hash, wonderful bacon and biscuit......and I got...
..... a dish I love, eggs Benedict, their version starts with one of their great cream biscuits topped with maple cured ham, poached eggs (not leaking, I hate that) with Creole Hollandaise sauce, and a side of some terrific grits!! This is a super eatery and now on our short list of places to eat breakfast at on the weekends, we just have to remember to get there early.... by 8:30 the place was filling up fast.
That's the skinny for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!