Mr B and I headed south of SF yesterday evening for our annual Christmas dinner among the real people of the world. This time we returned to The Basque Cultural Center, with its tables full of large families, noise and easy atmosphere. Although it does not quite match Bertolucci's [closed for the holidays this year ;( ] for that feel of old Brooklyn in the '50s that I like, it was warm and easy.
Then we visited the Parkway Estates in South San Franciso, where they really do a bang-up job of Christmas lights. Lots of cars and tons of people out on foot to see them, including caroling. Very nice. (And 60 degrees!)