Ruthies Cafe is a smorgasbord of resources for the Temescal community. It is an attempt to create a community gathering place, with my two favorite items: food and music! The general plan is to have a number of comfortable spaces for people to relax and make contact, to experience art and music, and to have a casual meal or a drink (coffee, juice, tea--non-alcoholic for the present). There are also spacious, partially furnished one-bedroom apartments available for one month or more (permanent is fine, too), especially designed for visitors to spend a few months or more in the Bay Area, without having to invest in a bed, table and chairs, and other bulky items. The entire building is non-smoking, and extremely convenient to public transportion, being less than one block from BART (our metro) and a variety of bus lines. All of the apartments have been recently updated, with new tile kitchens and bathrooms, refinished floors or new carpet, new double-pane windows, and new paint, but retain their old-fashioned charm, with many built-ins, large rooms, lots of closet space and the kind of character that is often lacking in today's world. I hope you like the menu so far; it is still being developed, as far as the restaurant/cafe/deli portion, and I welcome any and all support.