Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jojo's Mojo

When you're looking for a place to meet a stressed-out young family member for dinner, I can highly recommend Jojo's on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. The friendly, cheerful atmosphere starts the unwinding process as soon as you come through the door, the quiet jazz sets a relaxed tone, the rose' wine we ordered soothed her jangled nerves, and the food just continued the gentling of a hard-knocks kind of day.

We started by sharing the country pate', two generous triangles of pink and green goodness studded with pistachios and garnished with a nice, fiery mustard, tiny puckery cornichons,
salty olives and sharp radish slices. We all nodded enthusiastically and rolled our eyes as it hit the taste buds.

As we ordered our main courses and the conversation flowed, she turned from the aggravations of the moment and started talking about the hefty raise and the kudos she had earned at work.

See what I mean?

We like Jojo's mojo even when we are in a good mood but it's particularly nice for lifting low spirits!


Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I like the framing of your photo.
And the lighting too.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008  
Blogger Dagny said...

Hmmm. Might just have to go and check them out.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, thanks, it's that mellow evening light - check out the next day where the light gets even mellower.

Dagny, yes - they are on our side of the Bay and quite, quite good!

Thursday, August 28, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have eaten at Jojo's twice. Was not disappointed on both occasion, not just by the food, their list of beverages alcoholic or other wise leave nothing to be desired. Great food, charming chef and great ambiance. momo

Friday, August 29, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Momo, are you truly commenting all the way from Turkey??? What fun! My first Turkish comment!

Friday, August 29, 2008  

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