Friday, September 27, 2013

Ding-a-Ling Cafe on Fourth

The Ding-a-Ling Cafe's new location is 696 Fourth Street. Have you been there yet since the owners moved from the airport a few months ago?

For you pilots, the cafe's new location is about 2 and 1/2 miles from the airport. But, if you're not into walking, the Ding-a-Ling delivers. The cafe's phone number is (831) 637-1566.

The other day, the Husband and I had breakfast for the first time in their new location. Food is as yummy as ever. Portions still happily large, too. I ate about  half of my large quesadilla (eggs, bacon, and jalapenos) and ate the other half for lunch the next day.

When I was a small kid in the 1960s, I remember the cafe being on Fourth, near or on the spot where the Cozy Cup is.  According to Rosa, the owner, the Ding-a-Ling was once by the Michoacano Restaurant further out on Fourth and on San Felipe Road where the Chevron Station is. I think she also mentioned one or two more places. Goes to show, nothing stops the Ding-a-Ling Cafe. Thank goodness.

FYI: Here's a post that I wrote about the Ding-a-Ling Cafe in 2010. Scroll down to the comments to find out how the cafe maybe got its name.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Brick Beauty

If you're gonna take photos from 5th & San Benito, you cannot go home without one of the beautiful brick building on the northeast corner. Right? Right!

To learn more about the Victorian building that was constructed in the 1870s, click here.

The View from 5th & San Benito series
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Color It Beautiful

This is looking west on Fifth Street. We've got a very cute town, don't you think?

The View from 5th & San Benito series
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Corner Reflection of 5th & San Benito

Reflecting on what thou might eat at the Pendergrass Restaurant?

Reflecting on what's behind thee?

The View from 5th & San Benito series
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Monday, September 16, 2013

2013 Mexican Independence Day Parade

Yesterday by happen chance, I learned that the Mexican Independence Day was going to take place in  historical Downtown Hollister,  so I jumped on my bicycle and pedaled over.  It was a beautiful day for a parade.

Although a short parade, it was quite festive, watching the horsemen and horsewomen, the youngsters, dancers, musicians, and, politicans march their way down San Benito Street. For more photos of the parade, head over to Take 25's album on Facebook.

Today, September 16, is actually Mexican Independence Day. On September 16, 1810,  Mexico declared itself free of Spain and hence began the Mexican War of Independence. For a summary of El Grito de Independencia, check out this Wikipedia article.



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