After missing his book signings many times I finally get to meet Alton Brown, the host of Good Eats on the Food Network.

It was just dumb luck. I was walking in downtown San Mateo at 7:30pm on a Saturday — and I walked by Draegers. Through the window I saw his book, I’m Just Here For The Food (very highly recommended, by the way), so I stepped inside. I saw that he was doing a book signing but it had started at 5:30pm. I headed upstairs and he was still there, still signing. Great!

So I bought a copy of his book, and got back just as he was leaving to go tour the kitchen in the restaurant there (some 4 star restaurant I can’t afford or pronounce). He was kind enough to sign my book and shake my hand.

Of course I didn’t have a camera with me — I’ll have to do that next time.