We learn some details about the cover. What a concert: Brubeck and Keely Smith! (My neighbor has a small dog named Keely, named after the singer.) Plus the earnest folkie strummings of the Kingston Trio, leavened with wry thigh-slappers like “The Ballad of the MTA,” or whatever that song was called. Dad had the record. Didn’t listen to it much.

Stear’s Pacifica - which served steaks - was owned by Lawry’s, which served steaks, and invented those marvelous seasoned salt and seasoned pepper blends you can still buy today. I put some on some roasted potatoes tonight.

How exotic were those dishes, really? Did they just toss a slice of pineapple on the plate and call it Tiki?