Eastside Road, Healdsburg, March 10, 2009
WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW how appropriate it was, having a hot dog for dinner tonight, until an e-mail from Portland asked if we were watching the game. I didn't even know there was a rematch. I tune in just in time to be too late: The Netherlands had defeated the Dominican Republic, two to one, in the bottom of the eleventh inning. The DR had 26 major-league players on their roster, I read somewhere; The Netherlands "only" twelve or sixteen or so.
Oh. Sorry. Right: this is food, not baseball. Niman=Schell frankfurter (the new edition is longer and skinnier and tastes much the same), Downtown Bakery bun, pickle relish, mustard, chopped raw onion. Green salad.
Nero d'Avila, "Epicuro," 2006