Pass the port

We wanted to go to Dinah’s Shack, and then La Bodeguita, but pivoted to Uni Ave because of the power outage.
After waiting 30 minutes to get seated somewhere, we traded up to Osteria, which was less full. I had the poached salmon, as did Coach. My wife had the pasta special, which was short ribs ravioli. Friend of Coach, not a former player but a brother of his former teammate, also had the ravioli.
Years ago, the coaches all had pitchers of beers at Mountain Mike’s post-game, and we players had soda. Coach would say that if we came back after college, we could have beer. Forty years have passed: Coach ordered a 10-year port, and I joined him. If I had thought harder, I would have gone all in on the 30-year port.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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