Archive for August, 2006

Uh oh…?!?!

So the issue of race and ethnicity in the US may be “blowing up” real soon. How so? If you haven’t heard, the next season of the hit show Survivor will divide the teams according to race/ethnicity. If I remember correctly, the teams are divided as follows: Asians, Caucasians, African Americans, Latinos. Wow. They have quite a strategy to get some serious viewership.

Speaking of race and ethnicity, check out the following for an honest and insightful look…


My Brother Yuming…


So my blood brothers and sister are really great- fun, friendly, loving… and talented. Here’s an example. If you’re in the LA/OC area, check them out.

From Russia, with Love

“Our food is robust, for heroes of the table… as for parking, it is postively Darwinian: survival of the fittest!”

So says the top of the menu at Pomegranate, the Russian- Georgian Restaurant here in San Diego (so City Beat, which voted this establishment the “Best Russian Food” for 2005).

We went for our 5th Wedding Anniversary (we have this tradition of trying a new ethnic cuisine every anniversary), and the food was excellent. We started with a salad sampler containing two Russian salads and four Georgian salads. The salads were mostly sweet, full of garlic, with hints of vinegar. I definitely recommend the dish if you go. From there, we moved on to our main dishes. My wife had the Chakhokhbili- a Georgian chicken dish, while I had the Lamb Shashlik- skewered lamb with special spices and an ever tasty pomegranate sauce. Both were excellent, “robust” as the menu says.

If you’re in San Diego, this is definitely a place to check out. Oh, and be prepared- the menu wasn’t joking about the parking. It’s definitely survival of the fittest (we went at 8.15pm and circled the neighborhood 2-3 times before finding a spot).

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From top to bottom: Salad Sampler, Shashlik, Chakhokhbili, Zhukov Tort


You can write on the walls here, too, so look for our entry…


2302 El Cajon. Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92104