Jim R, 47M. Looking for casual fun -- coffee, cocktails, movies, bike rides -- possibly leading up to not-so-casual fun. Easy to talk to and easy on the eyes. I ride and roadie for a lot of charity rides -- starting with the AIDS/LifeCycle, which I've done for ten years, in various capacities. I've ridden in the Seismic Challenge, which benefited the San Francisco AIDS Foundation; the LIVESTRONG Challenge, which benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation; and the Brain Tumor Ride, which benefits the National Brain Tumor Society.

San Diego, California
Joined Mar 2010
85 Followers 80 Following

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  • Faultline Bar Silverlake, Los Angeles
  • Eagle LA Silverlake, Los Angeles
  • Fez Central Phoenix, Phoenix
  • Cafe Flore The Castro, San Francisco

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  • NoeJim
    NoeJim reviewed STOP AIDS Project Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Grass Roots HIV Prevention & Support!
    STOP AIDS is a local organization that provides outreach and testing on the street, support groups for the negative, positive, mixed couples, and more, as well as the acclaimed PLUS Seminar for people who recently found out they have HIV -- at which I have been a guest speaker. They throw several fundraising events throughout the year, the biggest of which is a Halloween party called Queens Are Wild. I think it's a great organization and if you have concerns about living with HIV or staying negative, I encourage you to check it out.

  • NoeJim
    NoeJim reviewed Fez Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Fun, Festive & Friendly
    So my Dad has been raving about his new favorite pizza in Phoenix for months. We finally went to Fez on my most recent visit (May, 2010), only discover that it's a gay-owned and largely gay-populated restaurant. And my parents were the ones dragging *me* there. Big smile. I'm glad we went at an off-hour, because I think it could get unbearably loud when crowded. That could be fun for me, but not with my parents. Also, my parents don't drink, so the extensive menu of yummy-sounded specialty cocktails doesn't do them much good. My parents go there for the food, and I have to say that I liked it a lot too. It has a Mediterranean flair, without being standard fare in any way. I was feeling brunchy (it was Saturday afternoon) so I had their version of a benedict, which came over french bread. I like crusty french bread, but I was a little concerned about how that would work in this particular dish. Not to worry - it arrived with a steak knife, and was very good.

  • NoeJim
    NoeJim reviewed Terra Restaurant Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Fantastic Food, Relaxing Service
    I ate here last night (May, 2010) with two local friends. My seafood pasta was absolutely delicious -- and I eat similar dishes regularly. The pasta was freshly made in-house, and the abundance of fresh seafood almost overwhelmed the pasta. But what really stood out was the sauce. I don't even know exactly what made it so delicious -- it certainly wasn't like any traditional sauce I've ever had. One friend had the lobster macaroni and cheese, which is one of their signature dishes; the other had pot roast (which looked a bit stringy to me, but I don't eat beef, and he seemed satisfied). Two minor minuses: The warm apple tart, which we had to wait 15 minutes for, was OK, but not nearly as good as it sounded on the menu. And the service was so relaxed that we got a little annoyed -- and the waiter knows my friends by name. He was very friendly, but I expected him to be a little more on top of things. The restaurant still deserves four stars.

  • NoeJim
    NoeJim reviewed Claire de Lune Over a year ago
    Loves it

    My Favorite Non-Corporate Coffee House in San Dieg
    Claire de Lune is wide open, with high ceilings and is filled with couches and comfy chairs, in addition to tables. They also have outdoor seating. They bake all of their baked goods on-site fresh each morning. I've been here many times, and have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful. My only issue is that they don't have WiFi, though it is a choice I can respect. It would definitely change the feel -- I do like looking around and seeing everyone chatting and reading.

  • NoeJim
    NoeJim reviewed Cafe on Park Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great for Dinner Too!
    We ate here for dinner on a Wednesday night, and were seated just in time to order the 3-course, prix-fixe dinner -- quite a bargain, especially since it came with two additional taste-size courses. My salmon was delicious, and done just a little rare (I suppose they could have asked how done I like it, since not everyone likes it that way -- but it was perfect for me). I could have done without the "entertainment" a reasonably competent but overly amplified duo who sang everything from "Dancing Queen" to the Rocky Horror Picture Show in the loungiest style possible. Not my taste. The people in the bar area seemed to be enjoying them, but I was wishing I didn't have to hear them in the dining room.

  • NoeJim
    NoeJim reviewed 24 Hour Fitness: Mission Valley Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Large Gym with Lots of Parking
    While it's not the hip-happening gym that the Hillcrest 24-Hour is, it's about triple the size, with many more equipment choices, and tons of parking. It's still very gay-friendly and has quite a selection of eye candy to boot.