Heeeeeeyyyy Charlie, come down this alley, Charlie…. pssst.. just a little closer.. yeah, this alley… down a little further….
Later that same week, I put in a phone call to Dave, bassist and visitor. A fitting ‘Charlie’ if I don’t say so myself. Trusting, grouchy and doe-eyed. We settled on 10 am Saturday. Planning to meet up with him there, I surreptitiously guided him by phone to the alley a la Charlie. Much to my dismay, I found him 15 minutes later with generic ‘natural food’ store coffee benched and waiting outside 24th street Bart Station.
Having sufficiently glared at Dave we ‘pleasantly’ made our way to the 16th/Mission Bart station walking one block over to 15th and a hop to Caledonia lane. 3/4ths of the way into the dead-end alley is when you start realizing that you’re really at the right location–the two lonely cafe chairs and sounds of shots being pulled give away its hiding spot.
Verdict – Hidden Treasure —Oh, Booty!
Owner: Jeremy Tooker (ex-Ritual)
Beans: Stumptown (for now)
Get: Latte (not skinny)