The Hold Steady, Mini Books and Baklava, Eco Wine Tours and Yurts

May 30, 2007

Renkoo Tip of the Week

To make your Keeper list even better, we’ve created a separate Keepers page, displaying all of your favorite places on one side and mashed them up with a Google Map on the other. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate on a national scale.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week… besides visiting Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, of course…

Wednesday
With the new All Nighter service, you have no reason to miss out on great shows such as The Hold Steady at Slim’s in San Francisco tonight. Boz Scaggs opened Slim’s in 1988 to showcase American music. No worries that this is the middle of the week, a little java will lift you right up in the mornin’.

Thursday
 This is the first year you don’t have to wait until September to get your baklava at Chicago’s Turkish Festival. There is belly dancing, carpets and kilims, Turkish music and of course, food. Don’t miss your chance to see the Whirling Dervishes.

Friday
The Grolier Club in New York City presents “Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures” until late July. How mini? Well, no book is taller than three inches and the world’s two smallest books will be on display at less than one millimeter tall. Don’t forget your magnifying glass is all we’re saying. They even have a 40-volume, two-inch high collection of Shakespeare. Fascinating…do you think they will have teeny-tiny bookmarks to go with their teeny-tiny library?

Saturday
Sonoma Valley’s Kunde Estate has designed an Eco Tour led by fourth generation winegrower Jeff Kunde. After climbing 1400 feet from the Sonoma Valley floor through the vineyards and into the Mayacamas Mountains, you will most enjoy the wine tasting and gourmet lunch. Each tour lasts four hours and happens just four times a year, so get your boots on and grab a friend.

Sunday
Stay in a yurt this summer! Treebones Resort in Big Sur has got the yurt experience for you. Offering a nice compromise between camping and hotels, the yurts have electricity, private decks and some have indoor gas-burning fireplaces. Talk about romance, you can dine at night at their 60-foot redwood bar and after falling asleep to the sound of the Pacific ocean, you will wake up refreshed and energized. Good thing the Los Padres forest trailheads are only 10 minutes away. Had enough hiking in Sonoma this week? Never fear, Treebones can arrange a sea-kayaking tour for you instead.

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