At the table: Buck's of Woodside is still weird and wonderful after 30 years.
Talking psychedelics, faux meat and the 'irrational exuberance' of Silicon Valley with Jamis MacNiven, the Peninsula’s zaniest restaurant owner. Read more
I heard tell that there is the virus goen round?
Hummmm. Well, I've also heard the rumor Buck's is shut for good. I didn't start it that's for sure. It is true that Margaret and I have been planning to step back in favor of our sons who run several successful restaurants in San Francisco.
The idea would be bring Buck's into the 21st century with a new look and more contemporary menu (while preserving many of the items that are so popular).
Our landlords, George and Christine Roberts, have been so generous to us during this crisis that the future looks very possible.
So don't count us out. Buck's will be back as soon as we see a path.
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I arrived in Bishkek the capital of Kyrgyzstan after passing through Istanbul. Once more I am in an obscure Central Asia country with my old pals Kevin and Will. This time we were joined by two other friends Rich and Craig and we teamed up again with Young Pioneer Tours, a company whose motto is “We go places your mother would not approve of.” They take people to N. Korea, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria. You know, the fun zones. They go to less shooty and bomby places as well.