I’m getting holiday indoor east coast downtown city steamy windows european restaurant with begonias feelings. Looking out across the street at Saks Fifth Avenue, I can see the winter coats, steamy breath, cold cars, ever occluded atmosphere poked with lamplight. Meanwhile, there’s a rush of winter people clanging their voices 20 feet below the art deco enameled ceilings of the Fisher Theatre at noon. Wosh! that I could be there for lunch and return to Sacramento in time to take the 51 home.
– Nancy Wallace