This is where I'd be Tuesday..
Yes, if I were in town, I would certainly be at 1550 Hyde at their Fat Tuesday in the Bay Area party. They will be pouring free wine and passing around delicious appetizers, not to mention a live jazz band (featuring the Ruben Salcido Quartet) from 6-10pm. No, you don't need a reservation, and no there is no door charge, but they do suggest a donation of between $20-40, with all the proceeds going to the Red Cross and the Jazz Foundation of New Orleans.
Earlier this year, Kent and Peter of 1550 Hyde raised more than $4,500 for the victims of the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. Perhaps we could all help them raise even more for the folks in New Orleans?
As for me, I am at the airport, waiting to see if I would make it to London today as planned. This is a result of quite a comedy of errors that would have been hilarious had it not happened to me! I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say that I am cooling my behind on stand-by. Being super big cheese on their mileage plus program should give me some very good odds, but just in case, if you know someone who's heading to the airport right now for a flight to London, will you stop them so I could have the seat! Pretty please!
(photo from 1550 Hyde website)