The Hungry Cat in Santa Barbara - and Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco. (Zuni and Chez Panisse are closed, dang it.) The Big Sur Bakery is doing a multi-course seafood dinner on Christmas Eve - a sort of riff on La Vigilia. I hope to provide a full report.
If we're lucky, the rain will let up enough for us to go for a hike or two in Big Sur. This photo was taken in 2007, from the beach at Andrew Molera State Park.
I will be back soon with more New York posts (on Milk Bar, Locanda Verde and the Mast Bros. Chocolate Factory,) some updates to my favorite local restaurant list, and much, much more.
My best wishes to all for a peaceful, relaxing and delighful holiday, and hope to see you back here soon! xxxooo