Monday, December 31, 2007

Irish Coffee


At some point over the course of the next two nights, I will be making Deirdre a cup of Irish Coffee. It has been a while since I made this drink, but it is easy to make. When my parents were courting, they were both Air Force officers stationed at Parks Air Force Base outside of San Francisco. My father would sometimes take my mother out for dinner or a drink at places in the Bay Area. One place they frequented was a now world famous bar called the Buena Vista Cafe. Also known as the BV, the Buena Vista is located at the corner of Hyde and Beach just a few steps from Fisherman's Wharf. Years later, my parents took us to the Buena Vista during a family vacation to Californis and we realized why they liked San Francisco so much. The view of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate, the list could go on and on. We went back to the Buena Vista again years later when I was in Graduate School (and of legal drinking age!) and my father told me that he would happily buy me and any of my friends a round of Irish Coffee should we ever visit the Buena Vista. I was lucky enough to pull into San Francisco three times subsequent to his offer and each time I took a few close friends to the BV for a round of Irish Coffee, courtesy of my father. If you ever visit San Francisco, you must include a stop at the Buena Vista Cafe, if for nothing else to see the view of San Francisco Bay from the front of the cafe.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paul,
Have a Happy New Year. Best wishes to you & the family!!!

Gary & Katie

John said...

I have had the pleasure of enjoying an Irish Coffee at the BV, courtesy of Pauly and Big Mike.

I miss his toothbrushes !! :^(

Happy anniversary...keep reminding her what a lucky gal she is...

Lisa and Gary... said...

My husband is so funny. His greeting totally left me out because I had left a pre-New Year greeting on another post and only signed MY name. He's so competitive, isn't he?

Well, from all The Hudsons, we wish you the best in 2008. Maybe between construction projects, you guys will make it out to the Valley of the Sun. We can make Irish Coffees here, too.

Love and miss you both.
Lisa, Gary & The Tot

Paul's Blog said...

Well, I think that he did not put your name down on his post because his was an "anonymous" post. He also might not wanted to mix up names of his wife and girlfriend. Just a thought...

Lisa and Gary... said...

I wish his girlfriend would come and help me clean up the dinner dishes. :-)

How were the Irish Coffees?

Lisa

Paul's Blog said...

Truth be told, I never made the drink. By the time dinner was done, we were too full to consume them! I am going to make the drink on Friday night.

John said...

4 days since a blog entry....get off the couch already and do something !!!

:^o

Lisa and Gary... said...

John, you took the words right out of my mouth!

Cmdr., you may have retired from the U.S. Navy, but you are still in charge of keeping us ne're-do-wells entertained lest we spend too much time wandering around aimlessly on the internet.

Lisa