The decline of AppleBees et al.

http://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-endanger-casual-dining-restaurants-2017-5The fast-casual industry grew by 550% from 1999 to 2014, The Washington Post reported. By 2020, the fast-casual market in the US is expected to reach $66.9 billion, according to the...

Various things

Just after complaining about how I hadn’t been able to find a decent Mexican restaurant, Erin and I stumbled onto Los Dos Amigos on Lancaster Drive on Friday evening. Best Mexican food I have ever had. Festive atmosphere and average prices, but the food is...

Sunset and ice cream

Los Altos, California Liz, Erin and I met Christine and Jared over at the Sunset magazine “Idea House” in Palo Alto so we could get remodeling ideas. The Craftsman style home was a large 4-story affair with lots to see. It was not what I would describe as...

Reno bound

Donner/Tahoe development, Truckee, California Bret came down for the old chop-chop of his red locks, a free service Erin provides for him every month or so. We left a little late for the airport, though not necessarily as a result of the haircut, but even worse, we...