We interrupt this stream of Japan-related posts to bring you this note from a much-beloved cocktail bar in the Upper Haight. We returned from our 3 weeks in Japan to somewhat stressful workplaces; then just as we were about to leave work for the weekend on Friday afternoon, we received emails from DD’s grandmother reporting that DD’s dad and stepmom had been in a car accident in Florida. (They were both injured but are recuperating.)
After DD was able to get as much information as he could from family members, he decided he needed a drink. I met him at the Alembic and we ended up having dinner there.