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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Alice Waters' Favorite Places In the Bay Area, Mapped for Your Pleasure

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:50 AM

click to enlarge Alice [hearts] waltzing -- and using Google Maps. - MEREDITH BRODY
  • Meredith Brody
  • Alice [hearts] waltzing -- and using Google Maps.
Alice Waters plopped down at our table last night to catch her breath between waltzes. A four-piece bal musette band was playing at the annual Bastille Day celebration at Chez Panisse (aioli, cassoulet, tri-color ice cream bombe), and Mlle. Waters was dancing her feet off.

Earlier this morning, Google released a map of Alice's favorite places (restaurants, food shops, cultural centers, clothes boutiques), and we asked her to mention a few choice spots off the top of her head. "The farmers' market at the Ferry Building, where I go nearly every Saturday. Davies Symphony Hall, to hear Michael Tilson Thomas. Omnivore Books, for cookbooks and events. The Pacific Film Archive, the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery, and Redbird, my favorite little clothing store in Berkeley. I could go on ...", but her voice trailed off as she looked longingly at the tiny dance floor.

Who else is in the initial group of Bay Area notables who contributed lists for the maps? "Gavin Newsom, Stanlee Gatti ... my mind has gone blank! And many more people who I love and respect."

We'd lost her. Alice was up and twirling again.

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