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Perry's on Steuart Street Comes Through

After a long evening of what became the worst volunteer experience I’ve ever had with an organization, I was looking for a hot, decent bite to eat around 10:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day evening. My usual joint – Oasis Grill on Drumm Street – was already closed for the evening – as were the Subway shops with their toasted goodies on Drumm and near the start of Market Street.

A tangent … the pillow fight had clearly attracted every juvenile spirit from Santa Rosa to San Jose and from Modesto on west to the City judging by the amount of pillow feathers and the number of abandoned pillows lying around Drumm Street and in and around Justin Herman Plaza itself. At 10:30 or so, kids were still wandering about with their pillows in hand. Feathers had blown down into Rincon Hill, lining the curbs on Spear Street south of Howard. Anyway … hope they had fun, but I do wish there were a way to charge them for the clean up if they cannot demonstrate responsibility and use the public trash cans all over Justin Herman Plaza to toss out their pillow casings. I understand the feathers, but I don’t understand big pillow casings lying around.

Back to my hunt for food … I had almost given up when I remembered that Perry’s has a pretty late night bar menu available on Friday and Saturday nights. I went into Perry’s, sat down at the bar, and was happy to be able to order the Sliders (mini-cheeseburgers). The food was very tasty …. and the bar tender very nice. The place was doing pretty good business, probably reflecting their very nice and helpful staff… not to mention very good tasting food. Hot food, a comfortable seat, and a bar tender making sure I was doing alright and keeping my Diet Coke glass filled …. it was exactly what I was looking for.

If you haven’t tried Perry’s, give ’em a shot … it has become my favorite neighborhood restaurant in short order.

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