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Sip, sup, swing at the scintillating Sawdust

August 22, 2003

DINING OUT

There are only 10 days remaining of the summer festivals, so let's

get with it at The Sawdust before the lively entertainment ends,

because it's party time under the stars every night until Aug. 31.

Among lively bands for the listening and dancing pleasure at the

al fresco cabaret up front, are the Friday night performances of the

Peter Dobson Trio. With talented Sue Cross on bass, melodic Michael

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J. on drums and inimitable guitarist / vocalist Peter setting the

entrancing pace, some memorable moments await.

Check out The Saloon for a frosty brew, a chilled glass of wine or

a sparkling split of bubbly and let the fun begin. Settle under one

of the umbrella-topped tables or step up to a circular bar under the

sun or stars while checking out the menu of Mexican taste treats

fronting the Laguna Taco Bowl and the endless variety of sandwich,

salad and fountain favorites featured at the forefront of Deb's Deli.

Then discover something delicious to please everyone in your party

and check the surprisingly affordable tariffs.

If south-of-the border is your choice, commence with a taco bowl

featuring grilled steak, fish, pork or chicken presented with grilled

veggies atop bed of rice and beans, each $6.95. The same price

garners tasty tostada salads festively served in big, edible flour

tortilla shells heaped with the same choice of ingredients or perhaps

grilled veggies, all topping pinto beans, chopped lettuce, guacamole

and salsa. Combination plates of tacos, burritos, enchiladas are $4

to $6.50; each served with Spanish rice and beans. A la carte tacos

and enchiladas with those meat and fish stuffings come a la carte at

$2.50; big burritos and big wet burritos are $5 and $6, the latter

cloaked in melted cheese and red salsa.

Breakfast burritos, available until noon daily, are $2.75 for a

stuffing of egg-bean-cheese-salsa. Another 75 cents for the addition

of steak, chicken or salsa. The breakfast menu also includes standard

eggs with toast, bacon, and sausage, $1 to $3.75. For kids, $2.75

brings their choice of a taco with chips, quesadilla, nachos, or a

bean and cheese burrito as well as the chopped romaine salad and soup

of the day available to all. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soft

drinks are $1.50 and $1.75.

Now go to Deb's Deli (there really is a Deb whose significant

other is the Harlen Terwilliger who introduced food and drink to the

Sawdust at its very beginning a whopping 37 years ago). This menu

commences with super sandwiches which translate to generously hefty

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