|The lovely Leslie Sbrocco hosting last night's Check Please! Crazy lady at far right.|
Friends, that woman on the right was me.
|Clicking two glasses together|
|Doing weird dance moves at the table. Whoah! whoah!|
Check Please! (gosh I wish they'd spell cheque correctly don't you? Who's going to tell them?) is a KQED (public television) show where they get three ordinary bods every week to review three restaurants. I wasn't going to post the tape but then I thought...it's a good lesson for us all: don't have a goblet (or two) of wine before you go on the telly!
The restaurants reviewed:
|Maykadeh (Persian, North Beach, SF ) our written reviews here|
|Pican (Southern, Oakland) our written reviews here|
|Little Chihuahua (Mexican, Noe Valley, SF) our written reviews here|
By the way, the show is run by wonderful people and very fun being on, make sure you sign up to be on this. Here's how it goes: while you're having your make-up done and waiting to go on ( I was, as usual, waaay too early) you are offered the best of wines. Also there is loads of wine pouring while you at the table and on camera. I knew this beforehand and promised myself not to have a glass...but then...You will notice a hand at the left reaching out for their glass a wee bit too often. Yes, that would be mine.
|Notice the reaching arm at left....|
Somehow they'd found out I was in Platinum (a hip hop dance group, current ages 45 to 62) Great! they said. Do some dance moves and make sure you clink your glass when we introduce you! they said. Even with a few sips under my belt I was doubtful, I'm going to look weird. But they insisted: it will look more weird if you don't do anything.
And so, for once, I did as I was told...
One nagging thought: I didn't drink much at all and I really am this annoying. No, can't be.