The Lounge–Rants, Commentary & More

Waterdog Tavern in Belmont-What’s in a Name?

By |October 21st, 2017|

Waterdog Tavern

We were delighted as were many Belmont residents with the opening of a new restaurant, Waterdog Tavern in the Carlmont Village Shopping Centre last year. This past Spring, they opened the spacious outdoor area for sociable dining in a “dog friendly” environment, and we now visit frequently with our dog, Wyatt.

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Cell Phone Photos Should Be Banned

By |January 28th, 2017|

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what does an awful picture say?

Putting your home’s best foot forward is of paramount importance to get the positive attention you want when selling your home.

If you stop and think about the role that advertising plays in our culture, one can easily see why it’s important […]

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When Less is More in the Kitchen…

By |September 15th, 2016|

If you’ve ever heard the term “form over function”, this $100,000+ great kitchen defines the term. Sometimes people just have more money than common sense and this kitchen is a great example of putting only the monetary assets one has to use. While on the surface, it looks to be a wildly fantastic kitchen, and […]

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Homeowner’s Face Mandatory Upgrades

By |July 13th, 2016|

Homeowner’s face mandatory upgrades as the state legislature has determined that it’s time for us all to remodel our bathrooms. Well, not just bathrooms, actually any part of your home that contains older plumbing fixtures. Now there’s no excuse to put off that bathroom upgrade you so desperately needed. Of course, everybody knows that changing […]

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Belmont Tries to Paint the Town Red

By |June 24th, 2016|

THIS JUST RELEASED: Belmont, has hastened its pace to become the leader in paint stores on the Peninsula.  When asked what initiated this race for dominance, a senior spokesperson from Belmont said, “Let’s face it, if we can’t compete with San Carlos’ or San Mateo’s dining and entertainment options, we can certainly go after their paint stores. By […]

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Belmont to Open its First Golf Course!

By |May 26th, 2016|

Local headlines might have read like that in 1925. Unfortunately for fans of golf, the course is not some well-kept secret—in fact it has been gone for years.

Around 1925 the team of Lyon, Monroe and Miller had a grand scheme to create an 18 hole golf course adjacent a tony club house complete with swimming […]

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Corned Beef Brisket for Saint Patrick’s Day

By |March 12th, 2011|

It’s close to Saint Patrick’s Day and corned beef is all the rage—at least in America. Those of you who think boiled meat sounds tepid might consider our twist on this celebratory staple.

Nothing beats a good barbecued brisket and a corned brisket can be just as delicious. But boiling the brisket extracts the same flavor out of […]

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Belmont Ignores a View Ordinance

By |March 10th, 2016|

Belmont, or beautiful mountain (beau mont)–for which this blog is also named– is one of the most unique and charming cities on the peninsula. It’s heavily forested hillsides and undulating hills make for a delightful backdrop against the busy peninsula transportation arteries.

Belmont offers impressive views of San Francisco and the open space around Sugarloaf Mountain, […]

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Pumpkin Pie Strudel for Thanksgiving

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Thanksgiving is a great time to get together with friends and family and try out some new recipes. Sure they old standbys are a nice way to pay homage to our parents’ holiday traditions, but we like to mix it up just a little bit at the risk of enraging any stalwart traditionalists.

If you’ve been […]

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Hola Says Adios!

By |October 15th, 2015|

Adios Hola!

I remember the first day Hola opened in Belmont. People were lined up outside to experience a new high-end Mexican Style restaurant rumored to be fashioned after one of our personal favorites, Guaymas in Tiburon. So it was with great anticipation that we joined the throngs of people excited to experience a new place […]

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