I noticed the sign for East Bay Restaurant Supply in Oakland while riding the bus last Friday. Then it came up at dinner that night, so we had to make a visit on Saturday.
Since I was traveling, I could only lust after the stockpots big enough to make ox soup and the shiny cooktops and reach-ins. Even the whisks and potato mashers were available in Andre the Giant size.
I comforted my yearning with just a few things I could fit in my carry-on. A dozen little coffee spoons and wee forks, a serving spoon and a dough scraper. Shiny!