Monday, February 22, 2010

Mmmmm, Breakfast!

There's only one thing better than a good old-fashion breakfast . . . an INEXPENSIVE old-fashioned breakfast!

Join the troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar when they invade the Rutherford Grange Hall (8550 St. Helena Hwy in Rutherford - just south of the Rutherford Grill) on Saturday, March 13 anytime from 7 to 11:30 a.m. for a Ranch-Style Breakfast.

The "all-inclusive" breakfast includes "silver dollar pancakes, delicious fresh sausage & bacon, homestyle potatoes, free range eggs, coffe, tea and juice". The price? Just $5 for adults and $3 for kids. They're also offering a family rate of $15. What qualifies as a family? When your Mission Commander asked the folks at the Rutherford Grange this question here is what they said:
"Anyone is welcome at the Grange. If someone is a family, they are a family, no qualifiers . . ."
We like that attitude!
  • Funds from the breakfast support the Grange's mission to "provide community programs (that) serve all the people of Napa County. Their projects include:
  • A collaborative Meal Program and Healthful Eating Series where Chefs provide Live Preparation Demonstrations to the Public.
  • A Children's Chorus encompassing ages 8-18 to enhance children's lives through music and diversity.
  • A Lecture Series for the general public. Topics include: a Vintner Series, Solar Power, Wind Power, Water Conservation & Collection, Sustainable Living and Community Gardens/Gardening.
  • An avenue of combined low interest loans to make renewable energy and water collection a reality for the families of Napa County.
  • An Art, Performing Arts and Music Program for the Children of Napa County at the Grange Hall. Many parents and new members long for a program to replace the dwindling arts and music programs within the public and private schools of Napa County.

Great cause, great food, great fun . . . please join us!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thank Goodness It's . . . Sushi!

Mark Friday, February 26 on your calendar.  Join us for "Sushi Friday" at The Centre Cafe at the Made in Napa Valley Culinary Centre (388 Devlin Road in Napa) from 4 to 7 p.m.  Shiso Catering and our good great friends at Kinyon Culinary Services are putting together an "all you can eat" sushi bar for only $20. 

In addition to having some "kick-ass" sake available they're waiving corkage for the evening.  Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.  If you've never tried sushi before here's a great chance.  Also keep in mind - not all sushi is "raw" fish.  Come on - give it a try!

A little too early for you?  We've been told by a very reliable source that they're "not going to shut the door or close the bar at 7:00".  Just get there when you can!

To participate in the Sushi portion of the evening's events please RSVP by calling (707) 255-3358 or by sending an e-mail to

After we've had our fill nigiri, wasabi, sashimi, California rolls and the like we'll discuss where to go for a post-sushi cocktail or two.  Once we've decided on a "target" we'll post that location on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Joint Maneuvers with Sonoma GayDar

Troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar will "go west" and join forces with the folks from the Sonoma GayDar organization for joint maneuvers on Sunday, February 21.  We'll be conducting these activities at Nicholson Ranch Winery (4200 Napa Road in Sonoma) from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  Nicholson Ranch is the first winery you see after you've crossed into Sonoma county on Highway 121.

The Sonoma GayDar organization's mission is to "bring the local LGBT community (and friends of) together for a fun, casual time with old and new friends."  That sounds right up our alley!

Wine will be available for purchase by the glass . . . great folks and camaraderie included at no extra charge!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Film and Fun in St. Helena

Join us on Saturday, February 20, 2010 when troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar journey north to the lovely town of St. Helena, California.

Once there we will indulge ourselves as follows:
  • First, we'll attend the 2:30 p.m. matinee of "A Single Man" at the Cameo Cinema (1340 Main Street in St. Helena).  Set in Los Angeles in 1962 at the height of the Cuban Missle Crisis, it's the story of George Falconer, a 52-year old British college professor (played by Colin Firth) struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). The film also stars Julianne Moore, was directed by Tom Ford and is based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood.  It's receiving a lot of Oscar buzz.

  • Next, we'll head over to Ana's Cantina (1205 Main Street in St. Helena) for "après ciné" cocktails, music, pool and a discussion of the film.

  • Finally, we'll attempt to agree on a dinner venue or we'll hang out at Ana's until the live music starts.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The "What Superbowl?" Party

Let's face it - not everyone is "into" football.  And even if you are a football fan you might lose interest once your favorite team is out of the playoffs.

So, let's have a "What Superbowl?" party!  We'll go to a television-free locale and enjoy ourselves.

Here's the mission - we'll start assembling at the Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ (975 First Street in Napa) starting at 2 p.m. (one hour before kick-off) on Sunday, February 7.

The Bounty Hunter has 40 wines by the glass and over 400 wines by the bottle.  They also serve Guiness on tap and a selection of beer by the bottle.  And don't forget about their terrific food menu - including great bar appetizers and their amazing "Beer Can Chicken" that looks so good that I have to include a picture.
And for a little fun(d) - anyone caught saying "Football" or "Superbowl" during this mission will be "ordered" to put one dollar in a specially-designed bucket.  Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for Haitian Earthquake Relief.

Heading to a Superbowl party?  Why not stop by Bounty Hunter after the game and have a nightcap?