Warm thanks to visual artist Apierre2, who traveled all the way from Barstow to San Diego last night to deliver two of his signature resin-sealed portraits to us at Dizzy's. I love the colors in this image (based on a photo by Tom Kwas). Great to meet you and your family, Mr. Plummer!
Ten years ago, Saturday mornings in the old neighborhood, there was always a 45-minute wait at Breakfast Spot #1 but you'd get a table right away at Breakfast Spot #2. I'm pleased to report that nothing has changed. And the Yukon Gold Home Fries are every bit as yummy as you remember.
If you're serious about the flugel, don't sleep on ACK VAN ROOYEN. To my ears, now that AF and CT have passed, Ack may very well be the greatest living practitioner of the Big Horn. Such subtlety, style, soul and finesse. And what a gorgeous tone! If I ever have occasion to return to Holland, I'm definitely going to inquire about getting a lesson from this master musician.