Randy's friend Theo was out here for a SUN Analyst conference, so
we hooked up for dinner at Shimo in San Francisco at the suggestion of
Carl Kunsdorff, who joined us for dinner.
We know Carl through our ex-housemate, Larry. Carl's favorite pastime
is going on tour with Santana. He's good friends with Carlos. Theo knew
Carl through the grapevine...it's a small world when it comes to music
Carl had suggested Shimo since he knew it was open until midnight,
and we weren't sure what time we'd be getting up to San Francisco. I had
to help resurrect a system in the Newsome Lab at Stanford after work, but
it turned out to be a quick job, and we made it up to the city by 9 pm.
The sushi was good, although not spectacular (Yoshi's in Oakland
still surpasses all in yummy sushi). The presentation was lovely though.
As the night progressed, the chefs behind the sushi bar got louder and
louder while the sake made its way through their bloodstreams...sometimes
its a bad thing for the chef to have access to the sake jug!