//Ad libs: From the editor's desk

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

From the editor's desk

You would not believe the mountains of mail I get in this job. Half the time I can't see across the room.

Now I love getting mail, so I can't complain. But you can tell that most of the PR folk inundating me with paper have never even seen the Weekly. I wonder where they think Palo Alto is. You try finding a local angle in a press release about a drum circle in Colorado.

Somehow I am on the list to receive "Las Vegas Food & Beverage Magazine." This one I might not kvetch about. Today, I spent a decadent, undisclosed period of time with the special dessert issue. My favorite description came from writer Amy Wittle, who was salivating over an offering at the Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian:

"The Giant Fortune Cookie is about the size of a cantaloupe and is filled with white and dark chocolate mousse. The plate is beautifully finished with brightly colored mandarin oranges, lychee, blackberries, strawberries and mango."

Take that, PF Chang's.