Met up with Annemarie who picked me up. We drove downtown to Jack London Square. Straight into the Soul-food HQ of Everett & Jones. The owner Dorothy was there and served me a pint of tasty beer with some finger licking barbecue chicken, brown beans and sweet yam on the side. Oh, my lord that sauce was thick and creamy. Still got that flavor on my taste buds after 5 hours.
We chilled and chatted. I heard about the legendary November election night where the road was blocked till midnight. They had concerts and the place was so packed that Dorothy couldn’t get back inside her own bar. First she was a strong Obama fan, but she fell out with Obama’s policy, shortly after his move to bail out the Wall street bankers and car manufacturers. You can sense her frustration by looking at the huge banner that she posted outside her place. A sentiment that is shared by many independents and liberals that voted Obama into power. Can you dig?
Annemarie was more enthusiastic about what is happening in the country and plans to continue her work with the campaign. We organized a family screening for Dorothy and her (adult) kids in the back room of the restaurant. It was fun to see them discuss and remember things as we watched GO-BAMA together. I had a little extra sight seeing tour through Oakland, before we said farewell and promised to organize a public screening next time.