Friday, April 20, 2007

April 27 - Rye Bar in San Francisco

The next deaf professional happy hour gathering will be held at Rye in the true heart of San Francisco, CA:

Look for this wooden door!

"Happy Hour: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Speciality Cocktail - $2

Date: Friday, April 27, 2007
Time: 5:30pm - 2 am
Location: 688 Geary St.
(between Jones St. and Leavenworth St.)
Closest BART station: Powell Station
Last train call to East Bay from Powell St. station: 12:20 AM
(If you have missed the last train, do not panic, there's even all-nighter service around Bay Area, please go to this site: for more information.

See Google Map for its exact pinpoint location.
See Mapquest map for its exact pinpoint location.

There are many 'ethnic' restaurants scattered throughout this Tenderloin/Nob Hill/Union Square area. So feel free to be an adventurer for once and explore around there for dinner. There are plenty of Pakistian, Indian, Irish, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Cuban, and of course, cheap eats to relive your old glory from college times. Here is a few suggestions of eats nearby:

Lahore Karahi (Indian/Pakistani)
612 O'Farrell Street
(between Ada Ct & Harlem Aly)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Adana Kebab (Middle Eastern)
637 Larkin St
(between Eddy St & Ellis St)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Mekong Restaurant (Thai)
791 O'Farrell Street
(between Hyde St & Larkin St)
San Francisco, CA 94109

We suggest you to arrive at Rye's at 5:30 pm sharply to take advantage of its open comfortable seats (they even have a nice U-shaped booth for a party of 8 people...which is a deaf-friendly table for sure as well as a nice vintage pool table) Time to dust off your blazer and your shiny pointy high heels!

Hope to see you there and of course, feel free to bring your buddies along as well as spread the word around, too!

Totally unrelated to this event (or is it?)

From the wire of Reuters:

WASHINGTON -- A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers say.

Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found.

Any colored fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Dr. Korakot Chanjirakul and colleagues at Kasetsart University in Thailand and scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture stumbled upon their finding unexpectedly.

They were exploring ways to help keep strawberries fresh during storage. Treating the berries with alcohol increased in antioxidant capacity and free radical scavenging activity, they found.

Any colored fruit or vegetable is rich in antioxidants, which are chemicals that can cancel out the cell-damaging effects of compounds called free radicals.

Berries, for instance, contain compounds known as polyphenols and anthocyanins. People who eat more of these fruits and vegetables have a documented lower risk of cancer, heart disease and some neurological diseases.

The study did not address whether adding a little cocktail umbrella enhanced the effects.

Now, guess right now is a good time to order fruity cocktails at Rye as they do have many fresh fruity ingredients to start with!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

photo album is here - baduppies @ beckett's

Pictures are here! It seems everyone had a blast at Beckett's. The bar staff was friendly and they did provide a small board with drywipe marker BOTH downstairs and upstairs, which is definitely a plus for any deaf customer. Now, the next BADUPPIES gathering will be held in the heart of San Francisco. More details to come... so in the meantime, please do enjoy the pictures (thanks to Melinda!)

If you can't see the slideshow here, please go to Baduppies at Beckett's

Until then, see you next time!