Apropos of nothing much:
The Artisan Hotel in Las Vegas is filled with thousands of reproductions of oil paintings… even on the ceilings. Really nice people, no slot machines. There was a pool table in our room.
Zushi Puzzle in San Francisco has the most amazing fish I’ve ever been privileged to be served. And Roger behind the bar is charming and funny and without pretense. Ask to see the photo of the pencil fish. And it’s almost inexpensive enough to be scary.
Both are purple cows. Neither is trying to fit in (Roger’s place doesn’t look as good as it is) and both are worth talking about.
Neither spends much on real estate. Or advertises. Both do great.
Nice to see remarkable when it works. Tell Roger I sent you.