From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ubuntu, The Restaurant, 10.10.10

My wife, Kim, and I were recently in the California wine country, in Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

While there, we had a lovely dinner one night at the Ubuntu Restaurant and Yoga Studio.

The Ubuntu restaurant has nothing to do with the software I write, other than we share a name and actually have a similar set of principles. While we apply the tennets of Ubuntu to software, they apply it to food. The inside of the restaurant is really quite chic (like much of Napa). It really reminded me of the set from Joss Whedon's Dollhouse TV series :-)

All of the food is vegetarian, and it's ordered and served tapas style. Everything we had was delicious.

The portions looked small, but neither of us were hungry at all by the time we left.

We did have cookies for dessert, just to make sure we wouldn't leave hungry.

We did leave our waitress with a stack of Ubuntu CDs.

Their menus are custom printed every day, so in exchange, she mailed me a copy of Sunday's 10.10.10 Ubuntu restaurant menu (at the top of this post). Check out the date in the top corner:

Cheers to the Ubuntu restaurant, and the Ubuntu 10.10.10 release!



  1. How very awesome. I wonder if they'd be open to installing Ubuntu (OS) on their POS Systems.

  2. lol, I like the quote under their logo.

  3. It seems, that the ubuntu-font is based on the font of their logo. ;)
    Compare the cookie with the ubuntu brand.

  4. I think this restaurant might welcome some more clients these days. There's nothing wrong with some free publicity as Linux is free (in speech) also.. To bad it's not free as in beer ;). Do they also have open source recipes? Great that you can see in the kitchen how they compile your meal :)

  5. The questions is Dustin - do they use Ubuntu in their restaurant or do the staff use it at home? Did they discover the name because of Ubuntu Linux (maybe a staff member uses it?) or did they come about the name some other way?

  6. The Ubuntu California team has played with the idea of having an event or meetup there, but it hasn't panned out yet.

    Although, while I was on a flight recently out of San Francisco I was stopped on the plane by a woman who saw my Ubuntu t-shirt and asked if it was referring to the restaurant.


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