Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Beer and Barbecue

18-hour brisket, pulled pork, house salad, and JÅGØV light.
The brisket was a little dry.
I hadn't seen Kim for a month and Bill for a year, and the start of 2018 was a good excuse to get together.

We met at Dan Gordon's, a new beer-and-barbecue place in downtown Palo Alto. Dan Gordon, who with Dean Biersch founded the Gordon Biersch chain of brewery restaurants, opened his eponymous restaurant at Gordon Biersch's first site, 640 Emerson.

We had met in 1978 while working at a lumber company (!) in Menlo Park. After 1983 we went our separate ways. We talked about bitcoin and blockchain and wished we were 40 years younger. Nevertheless, there's a lot to be grateful for, especially that we bought our houses long ago, i.e., in the 20th century.

Now that we're retired with nest eggs that allow for these outings, we'll be meeting up more often.

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