Wednesday, May 27, 2009

bier, swallows, gnomes...

...please let me explain. It all started with a phone call about Pearl. A delightfully thick German accent inquiring after her. Fabrizio grew up in the Bavarian countryside. His grandfather had owned a nearly identical car, same color and shape. Seeing Pearl had flooded him with memories of his boyhood. Could he please come test drive her? Why, of course! He loved her, drove her so well and agonized over the decision. Alas, he opted to hold out for the 1950 Nash he has always wanted but "won't you please join us at my restaurant's anniversary party?" And how could a girl say no to that? especially when the restaurant in question was Suppenküche. I will leave it to you to do your research on how fabulous this famous little German restaurant perched on a corner in San Francisco really is. The plentiful reviews say it all...but here's a little peek at some of the very VERY cool interior...

metal swallows soaring across the ceiling...
swallow ceilings

butterflies and pine trees stenciled on the walls...
butterfly walls

bier specials and branches and laminated leaf photos and skulls...
skulls & bier menus

And here is where the story gets more interesting..."it is a costume party!" - do you have the accent in your head? - "everyone please come dressed as a gnome".

Um...ok...but...fresh out of gnome costumes around here. So I put on my green boots and fairy crown (dude, fairies and gnomes TOTALLY hang out together, right?), packed my favorite bier frau...
bier frau

into Pearl and headed into the city. And just look what we found! Boy gnomes...
gnome boys

girl gnomes...
gnome girls

bier drinking, lederhosen clad gnomes...
bier hosen

and to my GREAT delight, my very favorite...one tattooed, gun-toting lederhosen clad gnome...
packin' hosen

See you next year, meine freunde!

4 Comments:

Blogger vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

what a great photo opt and fun time.
love when life works out like that

12:37 PM  
Blogger kristin said...

omg! saweeeet! that is just plain fab.

7:11 PM  
Blogger leedav said...

Ha! Good times! I am headed straight there next time I'm in SF.

10:49 AM  
OpenID tinuvielp said...

So great! I made 30 gnome hats (red, brown & green) for my 8 year old's bday party this year. So darn cute. I love gnomes & SF!

9:32 PM  

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