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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Being a Brat Has It's Advantages

So, since I am turning old this year, I decided my birthday should be a week long. Nothing wrong with that, right? Stop laughing.

That week started today (the actual day is still, thankfully, a few days in the future), where my most fabulous husband and friends feted me in true Restaurant Whore style. I had me a little birthday party at Ton Kiang, filled with all kinds of dumpling love. And guess what I got to finish it off with? That's right, bitches, the coveted Tartine cake. And it was as good as I had fantasized about. I even licked some off the table. Seriously.

Now, we all know how crazy lucky I feel to be able to eat as well as I do. But I know that I'm even luckier to have such an incredible husband (who buys me cakes and listens to my whining) and such wonderful friends (who buy me cookbooks and listen to my whining), who collectively remind me every day that it is possible to love something more than food.

I plan to go kicking and screaming into my next decade with a trip to Vegas next weekend. Stay tuned.


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld


Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you!

1/16/2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

if you are allowed to have a week for your little birthday, then surely am I allowed to have a whole year for my impending much bigger one?

have a fab time in vegas, xx

1/16/2006 5:53 PM  
Blogger Joy said...


The plan is Bouchon or Bartolotta for the actual b-day, and then winging it for the rest. If we venture off of the strip, Rosemarys or Lotus will be our choices!

Cat -- thank you so much...I've still got four days to go:).

1/16/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Sam -- of course you are! In fact I think we should have a party for ourselves smack in the middle of both of our big days -- what do you say?

1/16/2006 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kicked into a new decade in Vegas last year, a very good choice imo. Can't wait to hear about the food! (I did Nobu with the hubby and CraftSteak with friends)

1/16/2006 9:27 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

how could i say no?

1/17/2006 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Joy! I wish you lots and lots of luck in Vegas.

1/17/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger David said...

Happy Birthday! Did they put a candle in your sui mai at Ton Kiang?

1/17/2006 11:09 PM  
Blogger Hungry Hedonist said...

Happy birthday, fellow restaurant whore. Glad to see that alums are up to great things (good eating). I can't believe I depart for the icy frigidness in a couple days.

the Hungry Hedonist

1/17/2006 11:50 PM  
Blogger bobgirrl said...

Happy birthday! (I no longer celebrate my birthday but rather the anniversary of my 27th birthday.)

1/18/2006 2:51 PM  

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