Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Is Here!

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A walk through the Olympic Sculpture Park and along the waterfront on this lovely warm evening led to a spontaneous dinner at the Waterfront Seafood Grill on Pier 70. . .a fine "a la carte" style seafood restaurant where the wait staff were intent on being personable but a bit over-attentive. The room was huge and comfortable, the view splendid, the background piano Nordstromesque, the wine list unending, a popular oyster bar and a "view the chefs at work" kitchen, the food in abundant portions, fresh and cooked perfectly and with lovely presentation, and all of it overpriced even in comparison with fine dining establishments in the San Francisco area). Everything was great, if a little too forced. The wait staff dressed in their formal navy blue uniforms with pseudo-nautical braiding on the sleeves, and most parroting the same stiff customer service phrases from table to table rather than being themselves, it felt a bit like being on a big cruise ship that never leaves port. When we emerged I saw this guy taking a picture of the view and thought I would capture him capturing the balmy evening's magical sky.

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