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Pam May / Mechel Henry Fundraiser at Mint Leaf Wine Bar

July 9, 2008

Last month I had the great honor and pleasure of entertaining guests at a fundraiser event for the upcoming Avon Breast Cancer Walk in San Francisco. The event was held by Pam May and Mechel Henry at Mint Leaf Wine Bar and Bistro in Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto”. I have known Pam for a few years now through our mutual membership with the Oakland Chamber of Commerce; we first met when Pam won one of my CD’s at a chamber event.

It was truly a pleasure to be a part of such a worthwhile event at a truly fabulous venue. I had never been to Mint Leaf, but upon arrival, I realized why it garnering such rave reviews. The venue features a few “self-serve” wine stations; you use a pre-paid card to select which wine you would like to sample, the machine then dispenses about an ounce or so of that selection. The wines, as if they were purchased by the glass or bottle, have different prices, usually running in the $1 to $3 range from what I saw. Greg, the “Wine Guy” was fantastic guide as to what wine to try. The atmosphere and decor at Mint leaf is great, and while I didn’t have anything to eat, the food smelled wonderful!

While performing I met a talented friend of Mechel’s named Rigel Stuhmiller. Rigel is a fantastic illustrator and printmaker…and since I had her take a couple photos for me, talented photographer as well! 🙂 Thanks also to personal friends Veronica and Kim for stopping by to support the wonderful cause and listen to some jazz guitar! Thanks!

Thanks again to Pam and Mechel! I wish you all the best on your walk and I, like many others hope there can be a cure to cancers of all kind – sooner rather than later.

Stay “Tuned” and thanks for reading 🙂

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