Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Archive for September 20th, 2011
Like many corner stores, Yousef Elhaj’s San Francisco shop is the nucleus of the neighborhood. The documentary “Corner Store” — produced and directed by one of Elhaj’s customers — follows the Palestinian immigrant’s efforts to make a success of his small business as he tries to reunite with his wife and children.
For the past month, every meal I’ve had at home has included tomatoes in some form. I’m not exaggerating. This time of year brings out the greedy tomato monster in me and I decided to can some for wintertime eating.