Wednesday, September 28

Chicago pizza and Baby names

Everyone knows that if you want to get good Chicago-style pizza in the bay area, Zachary's is the place to go. Even my friends from Chicago have admitted that Zachary's is just as good, if not even better than their city's claim to food fame. Now if south bay'ers (bay'ians? bay'izzles?) get a stuffed pie craving, they don't have to trek all the way to Berkeley anymore.

I had dinner at Patxi's (pronounced Pah-cheese) in Palo Alto with Rita, WuWu, Claude and Linda, and it was goOod! I heard that someone previously from Zachary's is involved in Patxi's, and I believe it. Yummm! We had the Chicago style Favorite (pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives) and the thin crust Spinach-pesto (spinach, basil pesto, parmesan - duh), and both were scrumptious! I've had pizza in Chicago, and I have to say that both Patxi's and Zachary's are way better.

We caught up and chatted about the people we knew who were getting married and/or having babies. Being the youngish yet mature age that we are, we had a LOT to talk about. Before anyone starts thinking THOSE thoughts, I should let you know that none of us are in need of any baby naming of our own at this moment... at least that's what everyone claimed. The Baby Name Wizard's Name Voyager is just fun to play with, whether you're naming a baby or not. Just type in a name or place the pointer on the graph, and see what happens!

Jennifer was the #1 female name in the '70's. That's no surprise. My mom named me based on Ali MacGraw's character in Love Story. I like my name, but I sometimes wish my parents would have been a little more original. When I was a kid, I LOVED "Linda" so much, they almost renamed me. I don't remember this, so I don't remember why I was so enamored, but I'm guessing it had to do with my fascination with Wonder Woman. (By the way, Linda was at its height of popularity in the '40's, ranked #2. Lynda with a "y" was also popular.) I'm going to name my kids something more unique when the time comes. Don't worry, you won't have to call my baby Apple or Ga-linda or anything like that. Maybe Gongju...

I can't end this without at least mentioning deep dish pizza in San Francisco. Little Star Pizza is the place to go. (Apparently there IS a difference between "deep dish" and "stuffed" - stuffed has a top crust, and deep dish does not.) Now I must go watch my TiVo'ed Lost.


Parisjasmal said...

As a Chicago dweller, I can honestly say the pizza here does not put lead in my pencil--meh.

As another Jennifer I know what you mean about wanting a more original name. I was also born in the 70's. And what about when we were kids, all the "Jennifer" stickers were always gone because our name was SO DAMN POPULAR!
I always wanted the name Sheila Eagles. I always chose that name when playing as a child. I was such a little nerd!

Your blog makes me laugh Jennipah!


Anonymous said...

in response to the monday october the third post.....
what the hell... u perv