I’m excited about Bourdain’s “Disappearing Manhattan” show. New York’s a fantastic place to eat and Bourdain knows where to go for good food, beyond the tourists’ traps.
Since it’s on during my sleepy time, I’ll probably watch the rest of it after my morning show.
On my trips to So Cal, I end up musing about changes in my home town of Diamond Bar and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County. Thanks to Yelp, we learned about a new wine bar in downtown Pomona. It looks like a classy, arty space and I’d like to check it out on my next visit. When I was growing up, I can’t remember any classy, foodie spaces in downtown Pomona.
My childhood version of Diamond Bar’s disappearing as well. My favorite pizza joint is gone. Rudy’s Pizza is now a sushi restaurant. The pizza was big and cheap. After skating, my parents picked up dinner from here. The pepperoni pizza tasted awesome after a day of falling on the ice. Video games and big screen TV’s made it a cool place to hang out with my high school friends. I remember working out the details of a Mars colony project with my science group here. A pile of breadsticks and soda helped us finish our assignment.
Can anyone ever go home?
Now looking back at another milestone from high school – the last episode of Star Trek: Next Generation:
“Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I’m going to miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end.” – Q