Justin, Zina, Anna and I had dinner at Kerry House/Raj Indian Restaurant last night. Actually, the Kerry House (Irish Pub) was closed for renovation, so we just ate at Raj. Normally you can order your food at the restaurant and then grab a beer in the pub using the door in the middle of the room that joins the two. Sadly, no beer. But the food was delicious. We ate Lamb Vindaloo, Paneer Chilli (with cauliflower), Chick Pea Masala, and a chicken dish with curry (I can’t remember it’s name). Of course we nibbled a few slices of naan, too. I had last eaten at Raj when I was in Oakland visiting Nate a couple of months ago. He and Ashley took me there on my last night in town. Tasty!
After dinner last night we strolled on Piedmont Avenue for a few blocks. We passed an old landmark – J’s Hamburgers and Such (I’ll get pictures on a future visit—it’s a classic). A couple of blocks down we passed Nathan & Co. design with this cute t-shirt in the window. Despite a reputation as a dangerous city, Oakland displays a deep river of pride.