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Napa road trip June 19, 2010

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Tyler Florence Shutters Rotisserie & Wine in Napa. Rotisserie & WinePhoto: Grub Street When it opened in 2010, Rotisserie & Wine was seen as the first of many locations of a potentially national brand by budding restaurateur Tyler Florence.

Tyler Florence Shutters Rotisserie & Wine in Napa

But now Florence has announced that the flagship location of his casual concept in Napa's Riverwalk complex will not be reopening after a winter hiatus that was billed as a quick remodel. He tells the Chron, "We just want to consolidate and focus our efforts on our other two restaurants, Wayfare Tavern and El Paseo. " The SFO location of Tyler Florence Rotisserie will remain open, but it sounds like any earlier expansion plans have been back-burnered. Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Mill Valley. This Cal-Italian restaurant, one of six locations in Northern California, has been a fixture beside Marin's Richardson Bay for nearly 15 years, but a major remodeling in 2008 opened up an enlarged bar area and the waterside view.

Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Mill Valley

It's primarily a dining spot, but when the sun is out, the bar scene is tough to beat. Sit on the outside deck with a cocktail and watch the birds on one side and the flirts on the other. The vibe: White marble and dark wood trim with huge windows provide an airy feel, with wide views of the water and the Mill Valley hillsides nearby. The U-shaped bar takes up the center of the building. A wooden deck hosts about six tables, which are prime seats when the weather's nice. The crowd: By day, Piatti's bar buzzes with a combination of retirees from nearby condos and businesspeople discussing deals. Best seat: Seats on the eastern side of the bar (to your right as you enter) provide the best views of both the bar scene and the water. Ristorante & Bar. Kudos from a Previous Guest: "Please know how thrilled we (and ALL the guests!)

Ristorante & Bar

Were with our fantastic evening and experience at piatti's!!! Wow - where to start? Lovely venue (tide was up and sun was out and mountain was gleaming), food - wow! Raves from all!!! And your staff - couldn't have been any better!!! Stunning views of Richardson’s Bay and Mt Tamalpais provide a picturesque backdrop for your event at Piatti. Fireside Room The Fireplace Room is a cozy, completely private area that will accommodate 42 seated guests and 55 standing. Atrium A semi-private room that will accommodate 90 guests seated and 120 standing.

The Patio The Patio is a small, yet refreshing waterfront area, which can accommodate 30 seated or 50 standing guests. For more information contact: Banquet Manager: Kristin Lehmkuhl Phone: 415 306-1514 Fax: 415 380-2530 Email: klehmkuhl@piatti.com. Welcome to Pine Ridge Vineyards - Napa Valley. Gott's Roadside, Saint Helena. CORISON WINERY - Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Home Page. Domaine Chandon. Universities, Schools and Other Institutions « New York Times Kn. My First Experience with Body Scanners Gets Me in Trouble with t. You can see a woman being scanned.

My First Experience with Body Scanners Gets Me in Trouble with t

The TSA agent who yelled at me is standing in the metal detector. I have made my opinion on body scanners quite clear. If you have missed it, bottom line is I don’t like them. They violate our privacy and passengers are able to avoid them and request a pat-down, making them pointless. On Sunday I flew from Tampa to Seattle via Denver and got my first view of the body scanners in action at Tampa International Airport. The whole time I was waiting in the security line, the body scanner wasn’t being used.

I started to get excited. I was flying with my girlfriend, Amy, and even though she knew about the scanners (or had heard me rant about them from time to time), she really didn’t understand my true dislike of them. From what I have read, a passenger who does not do the body scanner, must be patted down. Amy wasn’t so lucky. After I was done and Amy was waiting to hear she was clear to go, I was taking some photos of her and the scanner.