Thursday, January 23, 2014


 Morro Bay, California, January 23, 2014—

A FINE DAY to drive down the magnificent Californiia coast. We stopped for a cappuccino and a morning bun at Beth's Bakery in Mill Valley — what a pleasant place this is: if I'm eventually consigned to a village, and Healdsburg won't have me, maybe I could be content here. 

Then on to Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in Capitola, where we bought sandwiches — "Milano" for me (a sort of Caprese on a bun), tuna and cheddar for Lindsey. 

Dinner in this coastal town, where we stop for the night. I had a bowl of decent clam chowder: Boston style, innocent of Manhattan's revisionist tomato. A green salad heavy on spinach and Balsamic. Then fish and chips, with local halibut, crisply and lightly battered, quickly fried in good clean oil, with eighth-inch-section fries, also crisp and correct. I feel so healthy!

Pinot grigio, Mosby, 2011

• Off The Hook833 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA; (805) 772-1048

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