Of Pizza, Eggs, and Noses

Posted on: June 28, 2009
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Hello everyone in Shindy Land,

This weekend I had the pleasure of sampling two great places to eat, and seeing a great play.

Restaurants

PIZZA:
Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza

www.pizzicatogourmetpizza.com

2420 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101-1613
(619) 232-9000

(on 5th between Laurel and Kalmia)

This is the cutest little pizza joint, in Banker’s Hill next to Balboa Park. The fact that it’s a chain did not detract from its neighborhood feel and charm. They have a delectable selection of thin-crust pizzas. My friend and I had the Thai chicken pizza. Fantastic! And, the happy hour can’t be beat — $3 glasses of wine and beer pints. Of course I had my favorite beer style — IPA, brewed by Stone.

EGGS:
Zanzibar
www.zanzibarcafe.com

976 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-4762

(corner of Cass and Garnet)

Yes, this place has been around a while (and also has a location in East Village). But, coming here is like discovering something new all over again. My companion and I had breakfast at 1 PM; my tomato basil omelet, with potatoes, multigrain toast and fruit cup, was delicious — as was my acai smoothie. I’d never had one before and it was really tasty. To make it a truly perfect experience, the service was super friendly and prompt. The staff put on a genuine smile…and that makes all the difference.

Theater

NOSES:
Old Globe Theater

www.oldglobe.org

1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101-1696
(619) 234-5623

Lowell Davies Theater
“Cyrano De Bergerac”

This weekend my friend and I were dazzled by the verbal sword play and poetic eloquence exhibited by the legendary 17th century French soldier and playwright with the out-of-this-world nose who is the subject of this famous play by Edmond Rostand, not to mention the 1987 movie adaptation “Roxanne” starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. This production did not disappoint, replete with stunning period costumes and well-constructed set. But truly standout was the performance by the lead actor — Patrick Page. His vocal delivery was AMAZING. And his expressions were so poignant and so captivating…his is one of the best live performances I can recall seeing, ever. He led a fantastic cast, and the three-and-a-half hour production just flew by.

Seeing it in an outdoor theater is fantastic. I highly recommend this experience.

See you in the scene,
Producer Ron

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