Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Counter- Customize Your Burger

We went to a place called The Counter  in Fremont which has custom burgers. I will say this-It is a chain. I don't like to put chain restaurants in this blog unless I really like them or their concept. The Counter fits into the concept as you can choose what you want on your burger-there are over like 300,000 different ways you can build your burger. The funny thing is that everybody I was with all got pineapple with theirs:

Inside the Counter
Parmesan Fries
A burger creation
Burger in a bowl (without a bun)
A plain creation
The Counter is cool. It is a little pricey but I am looking forward to trying more combos there.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome to the Candy Baron

At the end of Pier 39 in San Francisco is a place called the Candy Baron. It is something for the tourists but I like it also. It has a lot of treats that are yummy:

People getting their candy.
Got to love Big Cherry
The Pez version of The Hobbit
We all need Pac-Man Energy drinks
Wonder if it makes you smarter
Love it
This is what you got when released
I hope you have a nice day and weekend:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to the Haight

I was up on Haight St. in San Francisco with my daughter hanging out. When I first started this blog, one of first blogs was about the Haight decided to take some new pics on it.

One of the things I love about the Haight is the architecture. Old, stately Victorian homes that are now either residences or businesses:

Have always loved this

710 Ashbury-Jerry Garcia and the Dead's hangout
And there are the cool businesses:

At the Fizzary
Super 7-They sell clothing and Star Wars Collectables. An interesting combo
Inside the front window of  Loved to Death which is seen on Oddities S.F.
One of the many clothes shops in the Haight
John Fluevog Shoes-Unique Soles for Unique Souls
Handmade jewelery
Always like a BAC at the People's Cafe
Got to show some tie-dye
Amoeba Records-My favorite record store
Haight Street

Monday, August 25, 2014

My Happy Songs

 And finally:

All music makes me happy. These are just a few that I really like.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Christopher Dairy Farms Artifacts

Recently, I was lucky to be spend some time at the San Francisco Public Library archives and started to look at some of the artifacts from Christopher Milk which was the producer of milk in San Francisco until they were bought out by Berkeley Farms in 1970. What was cool to me was looking at the different promotional items:

An ad for Christopher Milk
A Christopher Dairy Farm Calendar
An ad for 49ers tickets 
A Christopher Milk shopping cart ad
A Christopher Dairy Farm ruler from the 50's
Some Christopher Milk cartons
Drink Christopher Milk and get free 49er tickets
Holiday Greetings
Learn first aid on a milk carton
They were a huge sponsor of the San Francisco Jr. Giants in the 60's (above and below):

And then in 1970, they were sold and became part of Berkeley Farms:

Cartoon about them being sold
It was really cool to see and learn about a huge part of Bay Area history.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Hayward Center for History and Culture

We have museum that celebrates all things Hayward. It is called the Hayward Center for History and Culture. The first floor is the Museum for things are Hayward, the second floor is the archives. One thing about Hayward is that it was really rural and it was an agricultural area with a lot of farms and ranches until the last 50 years:

The cornerstone from the original Hayward High
A look at inside of the museum
A driver's uniform in the early 1900's
An original saddle made by Henry Rowell. The leading saddle maker of the 1930's-1950's
The Western Pacific sign for the railroad
1940's police uniform
Hunt's Tomato Juice. Hunt's Cannery was a backbone of the Hayward economy of early Hayward
1927 Hayward Grammar School Graduation Program
The vehicle that was old Hayward
Another backbone of the old Hayward economy 
Varsity sweaters of local high schools (from left) Mt.Eden, Sunset (closed 1990), Hayward
Megaphones from Hayward High and Tennyson High (where I went)
Wrestling Program from 1913
A plaque from Bud Harrleson, who played for the 1969 Miracle Mets, thanking Hayward for the day in his honor
Hope you enjoyed our little museum.