Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sundays in My City - A Golden Kimberlye Gold - August 7, 2011

I really had an indulgent Saturday!  My friend, Joanne Olivieri - aka Poetic
Shutterbug, treated me to the Picasso Exhibit at the De Young Museum in San
Francisco ( more about that in tomorrow's post ).  Afterwards, we stopped
at the Park Chalet for a late lunch and were delighted to find a four person
group playing old hits from the 60's and 70's.  We were applauding the

Then, last night, I went to hear my friend, Kimberlye Gold, sing at a little
place about five miles from my home.  I'd never even heard of  A Grape In
The Fog - a perfect name for any place in Pacifica, which hosts a fog fest
every year!  Anyway, it's a cute little wine bar at Rockaway Beach where
I often go to eat at Nick's ( less often since my job ended, though! ). 

Kimberlye and her two musicians were terrific and I really enjoyed A Grape
In Fog.

Kimberlye has a terrific voice, whether she's singing rock and roll or one
of her own ballads, "Rope of Faith" from her CD, "Sycamore Street".  If
you'd like to hear a sampling, go to CD Baby at:  She really brought the house down
last night with her rendition of "Bobby McGee"!

Calvin Keanoola

The other two musicians were really good as well,  I am not very musically
oriented so I'm not even sure what you call the instrument the fellow in the
foreground was playing.  Of course, even I can recognize a violin.  Calvin
Keaoola ( no denying that lovely Hawaiian name ) which sounded

A Grape In The Fog, owned by Beth Lemke, is a small, intimate venue, made
all that much nicer by friendly wait staff.  I especially liked Ruth who was very
knowledgeable about all the wines on the menu ( a very nice variety of domestic
and imported ).  I stayed late, just chatting with her about the cafe, its menu and
musical offerings.

The menu had a nice selection of munchies - nuts, various cheeses, prosciutto,
salami, sandwiches, gumbo on Sundays, on Wednesdays, there are several
dinner choices, and there are even wine flights, which I always enjoy for
trying out new vintages.  The desserts on display looked very yummy though
I was able to forego them after lunching at the Park Chalet this afternoon.

Some nights, there is music or comedy for entertainment or you can take a stroll
a block away and watch the mesmerizing waves of the Pacific. Afterwards,
return to A Grape in the Fog for a glass of port and dessert.  The atmosphere
is warm and welcoming.

Wine flights

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  1. Love going to listen to live music! Sounds like a wonderful time! Have a great week.

  2. I am glad you had a wonderful weekend with Jo, and Kymberlye too. I always love how your photos turned out for indoor shoots. My flash always washed everything out.

  3. glad to know you had a wonderful weekend and had a great time with Jo and listening to live music Carmen.

  4. Hi Carmen! It seems that everybody is on holidays... Here it’s true, but someone has to stay... ;)

    «A grape in the fog» looks great!! Did you save a bottle for me? ;)

    Blogtrotter Two is preparing to leave St. Florent. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. Gosh, Carmen, I don't even remember the last time I went out. Loved the photos and checking in on you.

  6. Art, music, wine - what's not to like?

  7. That's so nice. See her expressions, she's absolutely enjoying what she's singing...
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  8. What a great time you had - wish I could have joined you!

  9. Formerly known as Frau -
    Living in the San Francisco area is wonderful because it has so many venues of live ( and very reasonably priced ) entertainment!

    Welshcakes Limoncello -
    I wish you could have joined me, too! It would be fun to meet you in person. Maybe if one of us wins the lottery!

    Icy BC -
    Jo and I had such a fun Saturday, really. I wish she could have joined me at A Grape in the Fog. She's the one who introduced me to Kimberlye.

    betchai -
    Jo has become such a dear friend to me. We met, originally, when I went to a Sony Holland concert and she was working for her. Jo's responsible for me entre into blogging and she helped me with publishing my poetry book.

    Trotter -
    It's good that you're willing to watch things at home while Trotter 2 is traveling. If you guys come here, we'll stop by A Grape In The Fog...though I think we can find a better selection of wines in the Napa area.

    Mitr Friend - Bhushavali -
    You are absolutely right! Kimberlye really does seem to enjoy her music. I especially enjoy hearing her perform her own original songs.

    Snowbrush -
    How good to hear from you. While I'm in West Sacramento this week housesitting and taking care of my two granddogs, I'll be stopping by your blog. I hope you're not in too much pain. My thoughts are with you!

  10. place looks beautiful

  11. My sundays are boring compared wuth yours.

    Hugs my dear friend.


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  12. "I'm in West Sacramento this week"

    I have a blogger buddy in the Sacramento area who has (or maybe had) CRPD. She hasn't posted in seven months, and none of my emails to her have been answered. Her last name is (was) VanFleet (I don't know her first). She is (was) active on the Internet and on the radio about promoting CRPD awareness. I greatly fear that she is either dead or an invalid.

  13. Hello, RNSANE.

    The graceful sense wraps your artworks.

    Thank you for the warmth of your heart.
    Have a good weekend...

    The prayer for all peace.
    from Japan, ruma

  14. I need to enjoy some live music. I'm glad you got to see the Picasso exhibit.

  15. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! The wine looks particularly good. :)