Del Mar Racetrack Adventure 2010

A Day At The Races... GiddyUp Horsey

Dining At The Tidewater (Page Three)

Did you know? - Located in Downtown Solana Beach, the Solana Beach Commuter Rail-Amtrak Station is a large railway station that serves the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passenger train and the North County Transit District's COASTER commuter rail. In recent years, the Solana Beach Commuter Station underwent a major renovation, with a new terminal, parking lot, and below-ground level rail. A bridge crosses the tracks between the terminal and Hwy 101.

Map of Solano Beach
"Brunch" at the Tidewater Cafe and then back across the street to catch the double decked bus to the races

Walking map

A short walk


Smile!


Hurry Nick or you will miss lunch!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Did you know? - A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and, more than likely, also be served food. An Inn is a tavern which has a license to put up guests. The word derives from the Latin taberna and the Greek ταβέρνα/taverna, whose original meaning was a shed or workshop. The distinction of a tavern from an inn, bar or pub varies by location, in some places being identical and in others being distinguished by traditions or by legal license. In 16th century England, a tavern was distinguished from a public ale house by dint of being run as a private enterprise, where drinkers were "guests" rather than members of the public.

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Lead the way JR

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
The man is on a mission!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
It's a race!

Arrival And Monica Has Already Cornered The Market On Available Men

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Monica had her "Men Radar" on and it worked!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
What a man... Vodka served in a water glass

Did you know? - Americans drank heavily, for rum was cheap. In 1770 per capita consumption was 3.7 gallons of distilled spirits per year, rising to 5.2 gallons in 1830 or approximately eight one-ounce shots a day for every adult white man.

 That total does not include the beer or hard cider that colonists routinely drank in addition to rum, the most popular distilled beverage available in English America. Benjamin Franklin printed a "Drinker's Dictionary" in his Pennsylvania Gazette in 1737, listing some 228 slang terms used for drunkenness in Philadelphia.

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Monica and Bill met on the train

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Gives a new meaning to "Granny Glasses"

Did you know? - Granny glasses are glasses with small lenses which may be round or rectangular, depending on style. They were popularized by the counterculture movement of the 1960s, when granny glasses were seem on people like John Lennon and other leaders of the hippie movement. People who embrace the hippie lifestyle sometimes choose to wear granny glasses, and of course these small glasses are also worn by older people, who use the lenses for reading and other tasks.

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
It's got to be in there... No matter what "it" is!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Routy people do not get served!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
I'll have fresh squab with Peruvian walnuts and....

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Oh oh... The photographer is in trouble again

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
She is handicapping the races already!

Did you know? - An impost is the weight that must be carried by a horse in a race. Horses carry lead weights during the course of a race as a form of handicap. Such a race is also sometimes termed a "handicap." These weights supplement a jockey's weight to give a horse his assigned impost. The jockeys use saddle pads with pockets called lead pads to hold the lead weights.

These riding weights are assigned by the Racing secretary based on factors such as performances, distance so as to equalize the chances of the competitors.

The weight for age scale was introduced by Admiral Rous, a steward of the Jockey Club. In 1855 he was appointed public handicapper

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Racing forms everywhere!

Did you know? - The Daily Racing Form (DRF) is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1894 in Chicago, Illinois by Frank Brunell. The paper publishes the past performances of race horses as a statistical service for bettors on horse racing in the United States.

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
M-m-m-m-m-m-m.... Squab??

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Nick enjoys a beer...Root, that is!


"How can he read my thoughts?"

Did you know? - Root beer is a carbonated, sweetened beverage, originally made using the root of a sassafras plant (or the bark of a sassafras tree) as the primary flavor. Root beer, popularized in North America, comes in two forms: alcoholic and soft drink. The historical root beer was analogous to small beer, in that the process provided a drink with a very low alcohol content.

In spite of roots being used as the source of many soft drinks in many countries throughout the world (and even alcoholic beverages/beers), the name root beer is rarely used outside the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines and Australia.

 In Australia, it is most often called sarsaparilla. Most other countries have their own indigenous versions of root-based beverages and small beers but with different names

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Family photo

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
A high class tavern...

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Sue reminds John to behave

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Rack 'em up!

Did you know? - Pool, also known as pocket billiards, is the general term for a family of cue sports played on a pool table with six receptacles called pockets along the rails, into which balls are deposited as the main goal of play.

Did you know? - Outside the cue sports industry, the sport is almost exclusively referred to as "pool", due to perhaps an association with the "poolrooms" where gamblers "pooled" their money to bet remotely ("off-track") on horse races. Because these venues often provided billiard tables, the term "pool" became synonymous with billiards. Though the original "pool" game was played on a pocketless carom billiards table, the name stuck to pocket billiards as it gained in popularity. Though the traditional view of billiards as a refined and noble pastime did not blend well with the low-class connotations of gambling, the billiards industry's attempts to distance itself from the term "pool" beginning in the late 19th century were largely unsuccessful.

Billiards Saloon 1850
Billiards Saloon 1850

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Life can proceed, we have lip gloss! Bunnaford remembers when the product came out!

Did you know? - Lip gloss is a product used primarily to give lips a mildly glossy lustre and sometimes subtle color. It is distributed as a liquid or a soft solid (not to be confused with lip balm, which generally has medicinal purposes). It can be completely clear, translucent, or various shades of opacity, including frosted, glittered, glassy, and metallic finishes.

The first commercially available lip gloss was Max Factor's X-Rated, launched in 1932. The original formula was sold up until 2003, when Procter and Gamble retired the product.

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Pool que in the back pocket? Huh??

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
"Yes, this is a blush kit... I mix white and red together!"

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
"... and further more..."

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Duh!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Things look bad, the glasses are empty

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
This table looks empty

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
He is mean when hungry!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Be nice to Ernie!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
James escapes the noise!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
What is this man doing??

 

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Classy lady... Fingernails match her drink!

Did you know? - The Egyptians used reddish-brown stains derived from henna to color their nails and fingertips. They also took the color from their own blood. Egyptians used nail color to signify social order, with shades of red at the top. Queen Nefertiti, the wife of the king Akhenaton, colored her finger and toe nails ruby red; Cleopatra favored crimson. Women of lower rank who colored their nails were permitted only pale hues.

The Chinese used a colored lacquer, made from gum Arabic, egg whites, gelatin and beeswax. They used mashed rose, orchid and impatiens petals combined with alum. This mixture applied to nails for a few hours, leaves a color ranging from pink to red. In the Chou Dynasty of 600 B.C., Chinese royalty used gold and silver to enhance their nails. A fifteenth-century Ming manuscript cites red and black as the colors chosen by royalty for centuries previous.

The Incas decorated their fingernails with pictures of eagles. It is unclear how the practice of coloring nails progressed following these beginnings. Portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries include shiny nails.

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Bob seems to always get Robin tickled!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Mom! Dad! You are embarrassing me!

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
Food finally arrives

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010

Dining at the Tidewater Tavern Del Mar 2010
"Was that table that bad???"

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