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So exciting! Sunset Magazine talks about San Pedro, CA


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Back in October I posted about professed my love Pavich’s Brick Oven Pizzeria here.  Since then more people have left comments about this post than any other, and it is one of my top posts. 🙂

Since writing my last post about this fine establishment, J and I have had their wonderful pizza a few times with J picking it up.  Today we took a much needed break from the tornado that these past few weeks have been for us to pick up our box of pizza together, and take it to one of our favorite spots in Pedro to have a little picnic. Today we went to Friendship Park and sat at one of  the picnic tables and enjoyed our pizza looking over San Pedro.

Anyway, while we were waiting for the pizza I got to chant with Mr. Pavich and apparently people who have gone in have told him about my blog the pics. How exciting!!!I still say the best Pizza around!

There is a new development: Pavich’s now has a website. Check it out, the pictures make my mouth water. And if you have not been there yet, well you better go because it is THAT good.

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J and I went to Porky’s BBQ in downtown San Pedro this past Friday. The businesses around were having a Black Friday sale, but the only issue was that the streets were pretty much deserted, which personally made me sad.  But anyway, I was soon chippery again because of all the goodness below.

After J placed our order this tray was brought to us by Jenny who greeted us and took our order.

november-2008-271-copy-smallI must tell the world a little secret.  When I read about the opening of Porky’s BBQ I told J with much excitement and eagerly suggested that we should go and give it a try. His response was, to put it lightly, a stare followed by a dry and unenthusiastic, “I don’t think so.” Fast forward a couple of months and here we were sitting at the tables outside with Indi going crazy smelling all the goodness around her.

The samples were delicious and I am pretty sure I may have heard, “we should order that next time.” Oh how I was singing victory inside.  And then the rest of the food came.  We ordered Ribs and Chicken Strips. Both were absolutely DUHLICIOUS!

november-2008-276-copy-smallDoesn’t that look appetizing?!! Oh how good it was. The leftovers were so good the next day too! And look at those French Fries, they had me at hello! And the BBQ sauce was out of this world good.

november-2008-275-copy-smallI swear, these were the best chicken strips I have ever had. The batter was so yummy and fluffy. Just the thought of them makes my mouth water and the only adjectives that I can think of are YUMMY and SCRUMPTIOUS.

november-2008-273-copy-smallNow this post would not be complete if I did not include a picture of Miss Friendliness Jenny. Here she is posing with our food.  Overall, the food and service were both excellent and we will definitely go back again! Mr. Earl, who ever you are, you rock!

Porky’s BBQ
362 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 521-9999

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I have had a raging headache since I woke up this morning and nothing seems to make it go away. Even my face hurts.  Needless to say I am in no mood for unnecessary and loud noise. I have been trying to write a paper and after some effort I decided it was best for me to go lay down and close my eyes for a while. Just as I was getting comfortable I hear this woman’s voice who was clearly speaking through a megaphone.  I wondered what the commotion was all about. The woman was speaking in Spanish and I couldn’t really understand what she was saying.

Little by little the nuisance grew louder and louder.  She was clearly close. I got up and went to see if I could see the source of the preaching. Sure enough there were three women standing across the street from us at the intersection with what looked like a Bible in hand. The woman on the megaphone was going on and on about God, Jesus, the devil, and children.  Good God was she angry…there was way too much bitterness as she preached and yelled through the megaphone.  Is this a new way to attract members?

J called the cops, he stepped outside to give the dispatcher their description. One of the women noticed him and pulled the woman with the megaphone by her sleeve and they proceeded up the street.

A couple of months ago our poor gardener was “attacked” by 3 JWs who were trying to convert him.  They argued for a while.  J had to go out there and rescue the poor man, tell the three JWs to take a hike and let the poor man do his work. Our gardener was visibly annoyed and shaken by the whole encounter. I went outside and gave him some water and made sure he was OK.  For the love of God, 3 to 1?

Every morning the tamales guys go around the neighborhood with their cooler on their back singing their “tamales…tamales” routine. Then we have the ice cream, fruit, and chicarones vendors that go by a few times. The ice cream truck makes its rounds a few times a day and in the summer it actually comes around as late as 10pm. Insane! Then once a week we have the incense guy that sings as he walks to let his costumers know that he is in the neighborhood.

On Thursday nights there is some serious commotion in the alley behind us as people come by with their shopping carts or what ever type of cart to collect cans and bottles from people’s recycle bins before they get collected on Friday morning.  Poor Mr. Ocifer is fed up with the noise.  His bedroom window faces the alley. Not only he has to deal with the sound of the carts being pushed through the alley but also the banging of metal trash bins as they are opened and closed by EVERY person looking for cans and bottles.  According to him this goes on all night.

I won’t even get into the colorful individuals that walk by….one is worth mentioning…a young hippie guy with long hair. I see him every so often walking with his red wine in hand; naturally drunk and spaced out. Indi barks at him and he stops and looks at her with absent eyes as he swings back and forth because he is too drunk to stand still.

I swear this is the craziest place I have ever lived. There is never a dull moment.  San Peepee, as I have started refering to it, is insane, yet, there is a lot about it to like. Most days I like it.

On the brighter side of things, I planted the sunflower above from seed. We had a bunch of beautiful sunflowers. Behind it is our guava tree which is currently full of fruit and smells marvelous.  Every so often the breeze will carry the delicious scent through the window.

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