Turns out one of my best tipsters and new neighborhood friends owns one of the gorgeously-renovated homes next to that dumpy house I'd love to buy on St. James Place! I asked him a bunch of questions on how he came to own on my favorite street.
1. By now you know I am obsessed with your house. Who was the first to buy one of these and renovate?
I have indeed heard this rumor though I can't claim to be an authority on the subject. An unreliable source pointed to a house on the next block (bet Gates and Fulton).
I'd probably go with Smoke Joint- the BBQ is excellent and the owners are great guys who know how to make you feel welcome and appreciated. Same goes for Cafe Martino on Myrtle- we go there for breakfast on the weekends and the owners treat us like old friends. I can't overstate how much that makes a difference to me- good,friendly service. We find many places treat us like they're doing us a favor by serving us; they rarely get a second chance.
We also like the food and atmosphere at Luz and we take-out from Los Pollitos ands Castros pretty frequently.
We went to Bonita this weekend and it was very good as well; I'm sure we'll be back.
I had to enlist some help on this one. Sofie says: "Rocky Road, because you've got crispy bits and soft bits." Long pause. "And you're always sweet" Awww.