UCD Graduate School of Management alumni and current Davis resident.
Provider of high quality wine grapes (fresh and frozen) and Hungarian oak barrels.
If you're interested in either send me an email and I'll be sure to get you the wiki discount.
I have a fair amount of knowledge about local backpacking, fishing, and hunting as well.
My favorite food in Davis:
Sam's Mediterranean Cuisine Chicken schwarma with both sauces and extra spicy.
Other food I eat frequently:
Burgers and Brew Bacon Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich (but they lose points for inconsistency).
In-N-Out Cheesebuger, medium-rare, mustard-fried, extra everything, whole-grilled onions, with chiles, with pickles, extra toasted bun.
Shanghai Town Boiled Beef and Shanghai Style Chow Mein
Hometown Chinese Food Szechuan Beef and Basil Chicken.
Paesanos The Pork Fusili is strange, but spicy and delicious.
Symposium 1/2 Spicy Greek 1/2 Symposium Special.
Lamppost Pizza Calzone w/ olives, jalapenos, bacon, and pepperoni.
Mermaid Sushi I can't remember what anything is called, but I like it.
Tacos El Paisano Restaurant & Taco Truck For $1.25 they will put any taco in Davis to shame.
Crepeville Midtown Benedict.
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2011-06-17 16:34:24 I figure I should wait a week or two before I begin my slander campaign. —MikeyCrews
2011-08-13 03:21:39 Stonegate Lake likely has a Muscovy Duck. They are edible, but you might not want to eat this particular specimen. —JudithTruman
2011-08-15 14:56:59 But Muscovy is such a delicious sounding name. —MikeyCrews
2011-08-15 15:19:40 Neighborhood wars are never a good idea... but it can be pretty satisfying to give that jerk an "eff off, asshole!" So far I've refrained from putting nasty notes on the two cars in my complex with modified exhaust that frequently drive in and out late at night with engines roaring at 5 mph and music cranked to the max. I suspect if/when they get back in the fall, they're going to start finding sticky notes on their windshields, though. —TomGarberson
2011-08-21 10:32:25 Hey no worries.
Juvenile Smallmouths have kind of a light spotting all over them that eventually develop into their vertical chains or lines.
Largemouth have a horizontal ventral stripe that stays with them into adulthood.
The eye to mouth is not so apparent when they're young, but that's another solid way of IDing them.
2011-08-21 10:38:50 Thanks again for adding to the fishing section man! —CarlosOverstreet
2011-08-25 21:25:31 Yeah I changed your comment because I thought you meant 'censored' You are free to change it back —NikhilDahal
2011-08-27 13:15:54 I understood what you were saying. I believe the confusion is from the common cry of censorship (for various reasons, including the wiki software just messing up and losing an edit). And you're fair and right in that assessment. I'd make it specifically that the short, detail free anonymous hit and runs are frowned upon (and that's not a wiki rule, it's pretty much just a social issue). People who are anonymous and edit many topics (i.e., aren't using the account to just grind an ax) tend to be fine. Also, if it's specific in detail, they tend to not bother people so much. Perhaps it's not the specifics that are important, but rather "a good review will stand on its own merit, positive or negative, no matter the source". —JabberWokky
2011-08-28 11:57:38 Yeah I thought you meant 'censored' so I changed the 'u' to 'o'
But hey I learned a new word because of you , thank you —NikhilDahal
2011-08-30 01:57:56 I haven't caught any of the smaller fish sportfishing. They've all been through traps and fyke netting. The main lures I use for bass on putah are spoons. Thomas bouyants, Kastmasters, and similar. Sometimes I will use lipped crankbaits. I've been wanted to get a mouse fly for topwater use, but I don't think my fly rod is hefty enough to whip that thing out over the water. —CarlosOverstreet
2012-01-31 05:21:12 Haha love the signature. And thanks for the info! —TomGarberson
2012-02-01 12:25:31 Examples of people who have dealt with complaints well:
There are more that I've seen, but I can only remember regulars offhand. —WilliamLewis
2012-02-01 15:48:12 "Budweiser of Stouts"! Ouch. It's the common one, sure, but it's at least decent quality. It's like Apple laptops... they may be everywhere, but at least they are decent hardware. For a popular one, Guinness on tap is pretty good. I'm a big fan of both Left Hand and Lancaster Brewing Co.'s milk stouts. —JabberWokky
2012-02-01 15:50:45 By the way, here's an example of the beer menu of a Nashville place: http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/nashville/beer While I miss Davis and would like to return, by Connie's knotted beard, there are perks to living in Nashville. —JabberWokky
2012-02-01 16:33:38 Not one I've heard of, but you should ask Taylor at the Shoppe if they can get a hold of it... it might be that distributors here don't carry it (if it's like wine, each winery, distillery, etc. has to get a license for each state to ship there). But if it is available, he'll probably order some up for you. And maybe toss it into one of the tasting flights. —TomGarberson
2012-02-06 10:00:08 Why no Triple X at In-N-Out? —JabberWokky
2012-02-09 22:33:23 Ha! I saw the photo and thought "Why, that's not a muskrat, that's the Putah Creek Monster". Then I saw your filename for it on Putah Creek. Great minds think alike... and so do ours, apparently. —JabberWokky
2012-03-15 15:02:54 Good eye. To revert, you just go into the page info, find the version just before the problem edit (in this case, the line just below sritern's edit, #166), and click the "revert" button on the far right of that line. It'll bring up a prompt to leave a comment as to why you're reverting, which is a great opportunity to either explain why it was a problem or to troll the heck out of someone. —TomGarberson
2012-03-16 18:31:38 I really like the Sunset idea. —JabberWokky
2012-03-16 21:54:05 100% agree! I love it.
2012-03-21 13:47:32 Nice additions to Making Wine! You might think about moving some of the content over to wine, like the hot mulled wine (as it's not quite related to making wine). Some linkage to Viticulture and Enology might help too. —JabberWokky
2012-03-22 10:18:17 Sarah (my wife) just pointed out over my shoulder that Maverick is a dog. As in a very approving statement of "Now *that's* a *dog*" in reference to the photo of Maverick on the mountain. —JabberWokky
2012-05-16 22:30:03 Great photo of the frog eggs! —JabberWokky
2012-05-25 06:15:01 Please don't use stock art and/or promotional photos. And yes, the preceding is a joke... those are some fantastic photos to give insight into 236 3rd! Years from now (even decades seem reasonable, as the wiki is approaching our 10th year), those will be really cool glimpses of Davis in the years around 2010. —JabberWokky
2012-06-04 04:32:22 said documentation could occur on the article page, even if it originated in the talk page and said talk is thru
wouldn't chill much —StevenDaubert
2012-06-04 04:33:30 also a friend of mine from Davis has parents who live in Village homes, it's my understanding that the grapes are communal
also why not ask the people in the village home co-op? I think it's called sunwise, heck I bet you could crash one of the co op dinners and just you know.. ask... —StevenDaubert
Interact with people in a non-digital format?...I don't know...Sounds risky. — MikeyCrews
Whatever became of this? Still pursuing those grapes?
A few months after I called the coop and left a message someone called me back, but my winery was already at capacity. Next year.... — mikey
2012-06-04 04:34:55 also I re read your comment, and it would appear I slightly misconstrued your meaning, however my response is still quasi applicable —StevenDaubert
2012-06-05 16:30:46 Let's see... trying to think of what to bet... what do supercentenarians want? —CovertProfessor
2012-06-07 23:01:35 I don't think that's really contrarian. There's a difference between documenting and preserving versus leaving them hanging in a discussion. Deleting them from the discussion still preserves them in the history, and there's not really been anything proposed that prevents documenting them on the entry. I think the intent is just to delete them being used as threats so they don't sit there and stop all discussion. —JabberWokky
2012-06-11 18:07:57 Your sunflower picture made my week! (and it's only Monday) —PhilipNeustrom
2012-06-17 01:07:43 Thai Bistro is gone. I miss it man. Which Thai joint do you go to now? —CarlosOverstreet
2012-06-29 02:08:01 if it's in a lease or mortgage or HOA or whathaveyou that you have to mow your lawn then you do, also city code re blight prevent it from being to gnarly, but you should want to tend to your awesome house in Davis anyways right? Also re tarp / PVC structure as long as it's not over a certain height (6ft?) you shouldn't need a) city approval and b) permits
Once again if you bro down with your neighbors (the people likely to call code enforcement should they disagree with a nice bike structure etc etc)
I am not a lawyer, and this is just based off my experiences —StevenDaubert
2012-06-29 08:50:50 I'm not sure exactly where you'd find it in the municipal code. You might try calling the city's community development department - I'm sure they'll tell you whether you need a permit. Looks like it's 530.757.5610. As for mowing your lawn, I'm not aware of any law requiring it. In an area with a homeowner's association there are probably HOA regulations. —TomGarberson
Thanks guys. Sounds like the tarp is a go and the lawn is going au naturale. — Mikey
I just looked into it a little bit. An overgrown lawn could probably be a public nuisance pursuant to municipal code section 23.01.030(b)(9). It looks like a violation can be cause for administrative action by the city and/or fines (i.e. tickets), and if the nuisance goes unabated (i.e. you don't fix it), it can be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail. So, moral of the story... I wouldn't risk it. —tg
But it sounds like a potentially interesting story to tell my kids, about why daddy went to jail. — mikey
2012-08-01 07:17:13 I was thinking the same thing about the featured page. —CovertProfessor
2012-08-01 11:53:09 Nice call on the Featured Page. —JabberWokky
2012-09-28 11:59:52 Sorry—just saw your comment from April. Yeah, I really didn't think Ali had a case trying to sue me over my Boardwalk review, but I got tired of his threatening emails and so I took it down. —zombiek
2012-11-05 18:58:41 Ok Mikey—it's your turn to revert all his edits now. I'm done. —PeteB
2012-11-06 10:42:16 Hi Mikey! Fancy meeting you here. —ArlenAbraham
Hey Arlen. Sometimes I see your edits and think, "I know that person in real life. weird". — mikey
2012-11-21 19:32:33 Beautiful. —CovertProfessor
2012-12-04 08:39:46 I've heard California == potato for Mexican food several times. I have no idea what the origin is and have wondered about it myself. In LA and at least one place in the Bay area it can mean french fries in the taco or burrito. Your comment made me Google it, and I get this Wikipedia link which claims it is a San Diego staple. Most of the linked articles like this one just document that they exist and that the authors couldn't find the origin when they researched it. —JabberWokky
2012-12-20 23:45:36 Haha, yeah, I'd totally be game to dress it like Chewie next Halloween. As far as the story behind it, it's part of the Transmedia Art Walk. It makes up part of a roughly square perimeter of art features around downtown Davis. Finley Fryer is the artist. He is known for doing large art pieces so it's not surprising that he picked a sasquatch for one of his subjects. I'm guessing that the city just asked Ace if it was cool if they put some art in front of their store, and they obviously agreed. Totally weird, but I guess that's just Davis. :) —ScottMeehleib
2013-01-03 22:30:28 Really? I absolutely love it. Although it's occasionally twice as spicy as usual... kinda throws you for a loop. The Mu Shu, though... new favorite. Absolutely incredible. —TomGarberson
2013-01-12 06:01:27 Lengua from El Paisano is bomb, it's just sometimes hard to get unless you are early cause it sells —StevenDaubert
2013-01-24 13:53:43 Is Notary, Notary, Notary!!! reference to a movie or joke? —CovertProfessor
Sort of...The Simpsons used to have a character that would do the monster truck announcing and repeat things three times in a deep, monster truck voice. So in my mind when I read "notary, notary Notary!" I did so in monster truck tone and it made me chuckle. —mikey
Ah, ok. A very in joke. —cp
2013-01-27 15:03:09 The cat makes it great. —JabberWokky
You guys shouldn't encourage me. —mikeycrews
Oh, I think we should. :) —cp
2013-02-07 07:03:09 sextraeverything —StevenDaubert
2013-02-07 07:03:31 also: Not a fan of La Kora? —StevenDaubert
I've heard nothing but great things about La Kora, but I'm usually out in Woodland in the evening and they don't do dinner. Someday... — MikeyCrews
Truth. They run out of the lengua by like 3, and everything else shortly after
I noticed that but I'm not really clear on what the policy is for having pages about things that aren't in Davis. It seems like there are a number of things that have both a davis and woodland or davis and dixon page. From what I can tell, no one really uses the Woodland or Dixon wikis (relative to the this one) and so I feel like adding content to those wikis is less useful since it will reach less people. - Mikey
Opinions differ on what the policy should be. In my opinion, it's useful to have pages written from a Davis perspective for places that Davisites frequent outside of Davis. In this case, it might be helpful to know how this restaurant compares to other Mexican restaurants in Davis. —cp
I would generally say that Mexican restaurants in Woodland are less expensive and better tasting than in Davis and that Quetzal is a particularly salient example of that... but at the same time I don't really want to generalize and disparage Davis restaurants. —mikey
Fair enough. I was thinking more of something like "you can't get gorditos in Davis," but maybe you can and I'm just not aware of it. —cp
It is the only gordito I'm aware of. On a related point I think the Mexican Food page could be a little richer in content, more like the Wings page. I recently went on a disappointing quest to find the best crispy taco in Davis but dumbly didn't take any picts or notes to document it. — mikey
Agreed — that page needs work. —cp
2013-03-19 20:06:31 Weird. I had tons of them last year but none so far this year. I wish I knew what I did differently, or if they just haven't hit me yet. Aphids, that is. —CovertProfessor
Well we definitely left the broccoli in the garden way too long, which probably didn't help. The garden bed is also surrounded by roses which also didn't help. There are also a lot of ants around which apparently protect aphids on the roses, again not helping. Probably just a lot of factors helping the aphids in our garden. — mikey
2013-04-10 11:29:38 they press the dough into tortillas for each order on demand, really good —StevenDaubert
2013-04-10 21:30:09 I like to travel long distances, and Foursquare and (for bigger towns and cities) Urbanspoon are my go-tos. Yelp is okay, but Foursquare has useful tips for all kinds of places, and Urbanspoon seems to have better (more specific) evaluations of restaurants. I'll also note that Google Places is growing fast. It's not tremendously useful yet, but the integration into Google maps — including on the phone — is great. And for things that do have lots of reviews, they seem to be successful in filtering up the useful ones. Plus, like Foursquare, it isn't just restaurants. —JabberWokky
I've used Urbanspoon a couple times from google searches but I'm not really sure what it is and I sort of thought it grabbed reviews from around the web to populate its content, but I'm probably wrong about that. I'm also still not really sure what foursquare is and am burnt out on participating in more social media that's why I haven't used that yet. You do have to sign up to use foursquare right? — Mikey
2013-04-13 17:47:26 I will get you a definitive answer re your mushroom question but my expert is out of the country please hold on —StevenDaubert
One of our cats got a bit stomach sick so I looked em up to make sure they weren't poisonous. I think they're common ink caps which aren't poisonous. The cat is doing better. — Mikey
Thanks! — Mikey
2013-04-21 20:24:46 Judging by the size of that pellet (or at least the image), that owl took down a caribou. Maybe an moose. I hope your car wasn't destroyed. —JabberWokky
2013-05-01 20:55:09 Yeah, perhaps smaller than some (like the Grad and Univ. of Beer), but I like how they have both the beer and the atmosphere I enjoy. —BrianPakpour
2013-05-07 01:01:48 I have zero complaint with removing that photo. It was just on the edge enough so that I didn't remove it, but seriously considered it (thus my comment). —JabberWokky