Tin Fork

Misunderstanding at the Wow Café

Gurk!

“He wants some food,” says Marianna. “But he only eats raw fish.”

Dive into a Stars & Stripes hot tuna at Club Marina

Get some, bring it

Hmm... Keep thinking of that warm bar with the hugging hostess.

Tastebud invasion by a Tijuana torta

Chomp of a lifetime

Five minutes later she arrives with my steaming torta. All wrapped in its own papoose.

Wiggling fish wig

“No. Not alive. They’re just so thin, they wave around in the lightest breeze.”

Running into the god of fertility and foxes in the Gaslamp.

An omelet as big as a pregnant armadillo

Too big!

“Our regulars?” she says when I ask what they eat. “Anything with gravy. Lakeside loves gravy.”

Naughty breakfast

A bulging, steaming egg breakfast at Anna’s

‘Do you know how to operate this projector?” asked H.R. Haldeman, President Nixon’s chief of staff. “Sure,” said Tony Vasquez. And from that day on, Tony, the guy sitting next to me at the counter, ...

Disgustingly good

A triumph of degustation at Vigilucci's

“Let’s stop right here, take it all home. Then fry it all up for breakfast tomorrow. Yes?”

While I.B. is still I.B.

Chewing the fat (and mussels and chicken) with Ken

“Name’s Ken,” says the guy on the right. “As in ‘Ken, still looking for Barbie.’"

Chicken climax

Lope into Harney for Late Night Social Hour

“It’s fresh, not processed, and have you ever seen a fat Japanese guy? Except for sumo wrestlers?”

Man’s brekky here

Late breakfast and happy hour at Caffe Primo

Good to have nice, big eggs with floods of bright yellow yolk.

The fridge between worlds

Where’s Reagan when you need a wall torn down?

“It’s the border,” Rodrigo says. “So crazy. It stops good things happening all the time.”