Eastside Road, July 31, 2012—BREAKFAST: A FINE cappuccino, but no decent pastries. Still, a fine cappuccino, good enough to have another, thanks to that good Temple roasted down the hill in Sacramento. Oh well: eating's not everything; after all today's Tuesday, and we haven't fasted in weeks…
• Café Mekka, 237 Commercial st, Nevada City; (530) 478-1517
…a couple of handfuls of walnuts in the car, and a fig bar or two. Then, at home in the evening, our own version of guacamole, and a Cornish pasty bought this morning in Grass Valley, famous for them. A little saltier than remembered, but a nice short crust and good meat-potato balance inside. Green salad afterward; and then a fine melon.
Salice Salentino, 2010• Cousin Jack Pasties, 100 S Auburn St · Grass Valley