In a time of food insecurity, what could be more inviting than a tree covered in fruit? Then again, sometimes the gods can be too kind. Overly generous fruit loads have a way of breaking branches and yielding small, poor-quality fruit if not managed in a timely manner. 

When most families depended on their own gardens to supply the kitchen season-by-season, everybody understood the paradoxical nature of ridding the tree of a sizable amount of its developing fruit in order to get a decent harvest. This might seem an absurdity to today’s hands-off consumer! 

The Alameda Sun’s West End correspondent here, sharing the latest and greatest ways to eat on the West End. It’s a veritable smorgasbord-in-place in the Webster Street district.

Outside Pho’ and Baquette, hungry Alamedans waited in line, practicing 6-foot social distancing. This Vietnamese restaurant features both take out and delivery via Postmates. They serve inexpensive banh mi sandwiches, and some of the best garlic noodles on the West End.

Grassroots opposition forming to stop them

Grassroots opposition forming to stop them

Life is always full of pluses and minuses. On the plus side our streets are cleaner. On the minus side I haven’t seen a partially eaten burrito in weeks! You can no longer count on an evening’s stroll to find fast food containers with fries or burger remnants sitting by the wayside. This virus is really taking a toll on my secret pleasures.