Thursday, October 21, 2010


It's gonna be a Taco-Palooza!

Join the troops from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar on Saturday, October 30 as we once again invade the Oxbow Public Market (610 First Street, Napa). This time we're going to "strike" C Casa - An Innovative Taqueria. And get this . . .


Catherine Bergen along with Pablo and Erasto Jacinto opened C Casa during 2010 and it's been a hit with locals and visitors ever since. The food is "about innovative tacos, refreshing salads, rotisserie meats; all prepared fresh and made to order." They feature grass-fed meats, free-range poultry and sustainable fish. And the hand-made tortilla are to die for!

So, here's the plan:
  • hit C Casa on your way to Yountville for the Napa Valley AIDS Walk and enjoy one (or more!) of their outstanding BREAKFAST TACOS (They're actually opening a 1/2 hour earlier just for us!). 
  • on the way home, stop by and have an amazing (and well deserved, I might add) lunch.
  • one of C Casa's fabulous rotisserie chickens would make a fabulous Saturday night dinner!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pre-Walk Carb-Loading

"Carbohydrate loading, commonly referred to as carbo-loading or carb-loading, is a strategy used by endurance athletes such as marathon runners to maximize the storage of glycogen (or energy) in the muscles . . . hundreds of marathoners and triathlon participants have large pasta dinners the night before the race." (Wikipedia)
Well, if it's good enough for them then it's good enough for us!

Get ready for the Napa Valley AIDS Walk and raise funds at the same time as the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar invades Grano at the Depot (806 Fourth Street at Soscol in Napa) on Friday, October 29 for some carbohydrate loading, great food and wines and fabulous company.  Grano is open from 5 to 10 pm.

If you print out this flyer:

and give it to your waiter when paying the bill, the folks at Grano will donate 10% of your check to the Napa Valley AIDS Walk on behalf of Team2Sum (a joint maneuver of the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar and the Napa Valley Unity League).  Pretty cool, isn't it?

Pasta loving troops of all ages are invited to attend.  It probably wouldn't hurt to make a reservation by calling (707) 252-4477.

Want something to whet your appetite?  Your Mission Commander's favorite dish at Grano is Spaghetti Chitarra.  They take fresh, house-made pasta, cook it perfectly and then place it in a bowl made from a giant wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.  The warm pasta, Shiitake mushrooms, garlic and olive oil pick up all kinds of goodness while the pasta is tossed with tongs in the cheese bowl.  So good!
This picture is from the Napa Valley Register.  It shows Santo Sacca, General Manager of Grano working his magic!

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go?

Following the Napa Valley AIDS Walk on Saturday, October 30 you'll probably be looking for a Halloween party to attend.  Since you'll already be in costume, why not head over the hill to Sonoma?
Our friends at Sonoma GayDar, a "casual, social networking group whose purpose is to bring the local LGBT community (and friends of) together for a fun, casual time with old and new friends" are sponsoring their Halloween Bash 2010 - "To The Cave BatBoyz and BatGirlz!"

It will be a costume bash and dance in the cave at the Deerfield Ranch Winery (10200 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood) on Saturday, October 30 from 7 to 11 pm.  Tickets are $25 and includes light hors d'oeuvres.  Wines will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle.

According to the group, you can expect "a fabulous party with fabulous people dressed in fabulous costumes."

Space is limited to 80 so reserve your spot today.  Just e-mail to let them know that you want to attend.  Then mail a check for $25 per attendee, payable to "Out In The Vineyard" to:

Out In The Vineyard
16926 Eveton Lane
Sonoma, CA 95476

Once payment is received they'll confirm your reservations.

It will be a great way to cap off a full day of fun!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Big Weekend!

UPDATEThanks to everyone who attended our events this past weekend! 
  • Between ticket sales and a collection from the audience at the end of the performance of Rent we raised $365.11 for the Napa Valley AIDS Walk.
  • Thanks to the generosity of Rose and the entire crew at Panchas as well as those who "braved" the rain and attended the Beer Bust we raised another $524.99

Don't miss a minute of the two Napa Guerilla Gay Bar events this weekend!

First, join us for an evening of entertainment as we invade the Lincoln Theater in Yountville on Saturday evening, October 16 for a live performance of the rock musical, Rent.  If you buy your tickets from the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar organization, at least $10 per ticket will be donated to the Napa Valley AIDS Walk.  Look for the PayPal link at the top of the right-hand column of the our website (  The show starts at 8 pm with a VIP lounge especially for troops and friends of the Napa Guerilla Gay Bar before the perfomance and during intermission. 

UPDATE:  The VIP lounge will be on the southern end of the lobby, furthest from the entrance.

Then, cap off your weekend with A Good Old Fashioned Beer Bust.  It takes place from 3 to 9 pm on Sunday, October 17 at Pancha's (6764 Washington Street, Yountville).  You'll enjoy $10 "bottomless" beer cups, Rose's famous top-shelf margaritas, grilled hot dogs with all the fixins, pool, music and raffle prizes.  Again, net proceeds from this event will be donated to the 19th Annual Napa Valley AIDS Walk (which takes place on Saturday, October 30)

Hope to see everyone this weekend!