It’s been a busy and fun couple of weeks, with freelance work, and guests almost every weekend. First Dan came to town, and we walked, shopped and ate in the Mission, Hayes Valley, and Outer Richmond. He loved Burma Superstar. And we bought some housewares at the giant Chinese restaurant supply place nearby.

Then Kat came for the weekend. She hadn’t been back to SF for years. We we went to my favorite tapas place, La├»ola, with Wai and Lisa. Their bacon-wrapped, chorizo-stuffed medjool dates just kill me. Then some obnoxious guys attempted to pick us up during our brunch at Slanted Door.

And last weekend, my whole family came to town to celebrate Dad’s 60th. Birthday dinner was dramatic Peruvian cuisine at Limon. The next night Jason and I actually cooked, and our Salmon en Papillote was a critical success. Brittany’s hand-sewn cowboy themed decorations completed the effect. We checked out the Olafur Eliasson exhibit at SF Moma, looked at bathroom fixtures for Dad and Mom’s future home, and cruised yet another restaurant supply store.

Now we’re gearing up for a week in New York.