Archive for September, 2009

Flavors of India

September 27, 2009

Nah … this is not an India related travelogue 🙂

In a recent post, Lauren mentioned that an Indian restaurant would be opening up soon on Park St. As luck would have it, I had dinner with some friends at Flavors of India over the weekend … these are the very same folks who will soon be setting up shop in our fair town. If my experience (and that of others) is any indication, they could very well endup giving the other Indian place (on Buena Vista) a run for their business.


Just in time for Halloween

September 12, 2009

A marginal improvement from January!

(What might’ve been) Webster Freeway

September 6, 2009

Check out this mashup of the freeways that were planned in the 50s and 60s, but never built (thankfully!). Included among the plans was a southern crossing of the bay bridge that would connect SF  to 880 South via Alameda!

This would have been an additional crossing S of the Bay Bridge, terminating in Oakland (two approaches in Oakland: one along Alameda and one along Doolittle to the I-880/Hegenberger interchange). The history of the Southern Crossing goes back at least to 1948, when the state department of public works prepared a report on additional toll crossings of San Francisco Bay.

Chronicle discovers Alameda … part deux

September 5, 2009

Great article in the Chronicle on the theater and the revival of Park St.

When the curtain rose at the newly refurbished Alameda Theatre, it wasn’t just the vintage movie house that glittered once more. It was Alameda’s entire downtown. The theater was the catalyst that changed everything,” said Robb Ratto, director of the Park Street Business Association. “Compared to how things used to be around here, whether it’s day or night, it’s like night and day.