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Jazz at Pearl's - and food, too

Cynthia | Sep 21, 200407:41 PM

An earlier post asked about the food/jazz scene in San Francisco. Sunday night was the September 19th 1-year re-opening celebration of Jazz at Pearl’s; the jazz was smokin’ with all the musicians who came to jam and the food was exceptional. The party’s buffet was a showcase of the talents of Chef Juan Jose Pujol with PAELLA, ALBONDIGAS ALMENDRA, CRAB CAKES CABILDO, FRITTADA ESPANOLA , CHAMPIGNONS- and much, much more to the delight of all the celebrants—Champagne flowed; the roast beef was rare, and there was something for everyone with chicken, mussels, prawns, salads, and a flaky custard layered fruit tart for dessert. This kitchen stands on its own merits.
What a sweet night! Great food, and lots of love from Steve Sheraton and Kim Nalley; with Tammy Hall, Anna Christina, Dave Mathews, Mel Martin, Michael Zisman, A.Kano on the drums, Mikey with his trumpet from the Monday Night big band orchestra who celebrated his birthday!, the croonings of John Choice, LaVay Smith, Lady Memphis, and many more to note.
Have any other chowhounds shared in the same delights and do you have favorite nights at Jazz at Pearl's? I am partial to Tuesday's with Kim Nalley but Monday Night is a Big Night, too.
The jazz joints on Divisadero and Fillmore are part of the City's history; I recall Keystone Korner next to the police station on Vallejo St., the El Matador on Broadway, the Both/And. Glad that Pearl's came back—in a new way.

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