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Sew Happy

09/08/2012

On our way home from the Central Coast, we stopped for lunch in Salinas, which was harder to do than it sounds thanks to abundant Labor Day closures. We ended up at a mediocre Chinese place that served weird, spongy chicken. If I hadn’t known it was a meat-eaters’ joint, I’d have sworn my entrée was made with seitan or a similarly textured vegetarian fake. Weird.

It was worth the stop, however, to see the windows of Julian’s Tailor Shop, which were filled with vintage sewing machines from Singer, Kenmore, and others. Too bad the store was closed, or we could have gone inside for a closer look. There were dozens of antique machines on display, a veritable museum. If you are ever in Salinas, I recommend a gander at this amazing collection. Reviews of the proprietor are odd and mixed, so maybe the outside view is safer …

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