Last week I enjoyed a meal at one of the finest establishments whose soup I have ever had the privilege of slurping: Chez Croissant, also known as Pho Bac So. It’s on First Street near the County Building and it is a delight. In fact, I guess you could say that this blog is brought to you by the numbers 2, 56 and 94.
But no one comes to our site for food reviews anymore, so let’s turn our eyes to the news.
Speaking of turning our eyes, Bob Kieve had an interesting perspective recently on a photo many of you may have seen of the recent confirmation hearings for Condoleeza Rice. The picture he describes may indeed be worth a thousand words, but the picture he paints in only 224 words speaks volumes, particularly about Barbara Boxer.
In the Merc, Rodney Foo discusses the nine people who have already taken out papers to run for Terry Gregory’s vacated District 7 seat (Breaking news: An early favorite, Ryan Hubris, has decided not to run). If we get many more signing up, I say we suit them up and have a candidates vs. councilmembers hockey game. The HP Pavilion just got confirmation that it’ll have plenty of open dates coming up soon.
Mark Purdy thinks the lockout that has resulted in the cancellation of the entire NHL season “is the most brainless work stoppage in the history of athletics.” Personally, I can’t figure out which side I think is the more brainless. Anyone out there have an opinion?
In other sports news, Alicia Upano discusses the Mayor’s baseball dreams and what that might mean to Del Monte.
Finally, in the best sport of all, city hall scandal-watching, we saw one of those possibly game-changing plays this week—a lawsuit. Aaron Davis writes that Wandzia Grycz has filed a wrongful termination suit against the city, alleging she was made a scapegoat for the city hall technology scandal. If she wins, she probably gets a good chunk of change. But if she loses, will she be required to run for the District 7 council seat?