Liberatore: Sleeping Lady, a new Fair...

Liberatore: Sleeping Lady, a new Fairfax nightspot, replaces Ca...

There are 80 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Aug 15, 2008, titled Liberatore: Sleeping Lady, a new Fairfax nightspot, replaces Ca.... In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Tera Ferguson and partner Iseult Jordan are reopening Cafe Amsterdam in Fairfax under the name the Sleeping Lady.

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Mhana from Fairfax

Petaluma, CA

#42 Dec 15, 2008
I'm so excited to hear the Sleeping Lady Cafe is reopening!
I lived across the street from the Lady, when I was 11 years old, well really across from Harry's Market, if you can remember, and I have many fond memories of the SLC. I love the mural of Mt. Tam, so I hope they have one in the new location. Forrest made the best cheesecakes! I wonder if my favorite Sleeping Lady Cafe Band "The Casuals" are still around? Seeing them preform again, would be a dream come true!

The bluesy "Pucker Up Butter Cup, I wanna kiss you one time," was my favorite song.

Anyway, I used to go to the Lady, with all my friends, almost every weekend to enjoy local bands.

We also enjoyed the tradition of midnight bakery, during the bands intermission, by visiting the back door of the Fairfax Bakery, for the freshest donuts ever.

I'm in Petaluma now, along with many other people, that could not afford to stay in our home towns in Marin, but Fairfax is still there waiting for us, and now more exciting than it's been in decades!

I can't wait to go!

Since: Mar 08

Novato, CA

#43 Dec 15, 2008
Mhana from Fairfax wrote:
I'm so excited to hear the Sleeping Lady Cafe is reopening!
I lived across the street from the Lady, when I was 11 years old, well really across from Harry's Market, if you can remember, and I have many fond memories of the SLC. I love the mural of Mt. Tam, so I hope they have one in the new location.....
I can't wait to go!
Me too! I have many fond memories of serving breakfast and dancing in the evenings. It was my foster daughter's favorite place. Her favorite band was Tasmanian Devils.
Richard Sinotte

Novato, CA

#44 Jan 17, 2009
No one says you *have* to order meat. If you're a vegan, don't eat meat, simple as that.

Cafe Amsterdam was a *great* restaraunt and music venue. I know Tera and Iseult are going to do a great job with The Sleeping Lady Cafe.
Richard Sinotte

Novato, CA

#45 Jan 17, 2009
According to Liberatore (a former employee of SLC):

"With admirable sensitivity, she had the graciousness to let Sleeping Lady founder Billy Bramblett know what she was up to and ask for his approval. Bramblett opened the original Sleeping Lady on Bolinas Road in the spring of 1972 and served as its de facto paterfamilias until it closed in the fall of 1984."

So exactly what position did BB hold if not founder?

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#46 Jan 17, 2009
Richard Sinotte wrote:
According to Liberatore (a former employee of SLC):
"With admirable sensitivity, she had the graciousness to let Sleeping Lady founder Billy Bramblett know what she was up to and ask for his approval. Bramblett opened the original Sleeping Lady on Bolinas Road in the spring of 1972 and served as its de facto paterfamilias until it closed in the fall of 1984."
So exactly what position did BB hold if not founder?
It was a Co-operative.
Bill B. had the money.
Bill B. had other bussiness ventures i.e. Wildwood tofu, and wanted out of the Co-Op.

We, as Co-Op Members did'nt have the funds to keep it running,( and poor Mgt.) and unfortunately had to close due to creditors.

That pretty much sums it up.
mare

San Francisco, CA

#47 Feb 13, 2009
maybe you need to eat some meat in order to write properly - always a good idea to read comments before hitting send...

Maybe we have the meat eaters go out back and slaughter their dinners to be as well. A real experiential dinning treat!
I remember

San Jose, CA

#48 Mar 13, 2009
Blake Quake and the Tremors
Tom Tresnon

Redmond, WA

#49 Mar 13, 2009
I worked quite a while at the Sleeping Lady. I got the job so I would have an actual work history and get a real paying job after years of selling pot for a living. Now I have a wife (poor wife) two kids, a house and the required two cars. It was alot of work made harder because you more or less worked for free. Often we would sleep as we were basically homeless.I still don't like vegetarian food.
galadriel535

United States

#50 Oct 11, 2009
Ok...this goes out to Commander Bunny...and if I am a bit heated, understand that I am furious that you are slandering people you know nothing about. Tera and Iseault are not trust-fund babies or rich divorcees. Tera is my younger sister, and easily one of the sweetest souls who will ever grace this planet. I am older than she by 6 years...I hit the tail end of the hippie scene, but Tera has pretty much been a flower child all her life. She is a sweet, loving soul. We all grew up below the poverty level....there are 7 of us in our fmaily...and things were not easy for any of us...especially not for Tera or me over the years. She is an incredible human being: loving, generous, kind and hard working. I am not going to get into any personal stories, because this is a public forum, and I know my sister is kind of a public figure in Fairfax, but dude, you have a hell of a lot of nerve to pass judgement on my sister. You do not know her, and you have no idea what she has overcome in her life (and she has overcome considerable and formidable obstacles & misfortunes). She is one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving people on the planet. I find it outrageous that you would say such things about her. You do not know her. You have no right to slander her. I have no idea what you purportedly "stand for", but clearly you do not stand for any kind of ideals that I remember from the '60's....it's easy to sling mud at people and tear people down...what are you doing for the town of Fairfax? Tera is creating a place for people to gather, have fun, eat, and enjoy each others' company. She is warm and loving, and her energy permeates the new Sleeping Lady. I repeat, what are you doing for Fairfax? I mean...besides slandering my sister? So, she is using a name for her place that you and your buddies used years ago. Originally, the Native Americans used the name as an appellation for Mount Tam. Did you ask their permission before you "appropriated it" for your business? At least, Tera & Iseault are actual ladies...are you? Get over it. Get over yourself.
Trish
Mary

Glendale, AZ

#51 Jan 17, 2011
Mad Housewife wrote:
I have so many great memories of the Sleeping Lady Cafe. It was a great place to go and dance - you could be underage and still get in, just couldn't buy alcohol. Anyone remember that the donut store had it's back door just behind the back door of the sleeping lady? We used to buy hot donuts after dancing all night to the Tazmanian Devils...I wish that was still there for our kids.
I used to work at the original Sleeping Lady Cafe in 1975. And I would go to the bakery to buy fresh donuts at like AM after partying all night to The Tazmanain Devils. I found Moses on Facebook. He is still in Hawaii. I had a dream last night about the veggie burger. I have been trying to remember that exact recipe it was the best I eve had. Who has that recipe?
Mary Crecco

Glendale, AZ

#52 Jan 17, 2011
The city I now reside is Scottsdale, AZ.
Mary Crecco

Glendale, AZ

#53 Jan 17, 2011
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmm...I'm trying to remember Who You are, as I was there in the Kitchen for years.
The "Basket-case", the "Avocado flip-out" etc...I've made many renditions of these in other Establishments abroad, and they went over quite well.
Oh, "Beeleaver": I'm pretty sure I know one of the new "Investors"(that's what They are), and I'm sure in the true style of Marin hiring practices, all the jobs will be offered to illegals anyways.
Yeah, that's really in the "True Fairfax spirit", ain't it?
If They had to resort to taking a name of a well known establishment, to make the Bussiness popular/profitable, They best keep in the original framework of The Sleeping Lady's by-laws.
I don't see that ever happening.
They really should have been original, and come up with another name.
I worked at The Sleeping Lady Cafe in 1975 & am trying to remember the exact recipe for the veggie burger. Since you worked int he kitchen please send me the recipe [email protected] I'm n facebook too maybe you'll remember me.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#54 Jan 18, 2011
Mary Crecco wrote:
<quoted text> I worked at The Sleeping Lady Cafe in 1975 & am trying to remember the exact recipe for the veggie burger. Since you worked int he kitchen please send me the recipe [email protected] I'm n facebook too maybe you'll remember me.
I remember most of the recipe for the veggie burger, but facebook??

No way, nope, never.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#55 Jan 18, 2011
galadriel535 wrote:
Ok...this goes out to Commander Bunny...and if I am a bit heated, understand that I am furious that you are slandering people you know nothing about. Tera and Iseault are not trust-fund babies or rich divorcees. Tera is my younger sister, and easily one of the sweetest souls who will ever grace this planet. I am older than she by 6 years...I hit the tail end of the hippie scene, but Tera has pretty much been a flower child all her life. She is a sweet, loving soul. We all grew up below the poverty level....there are 7 of us in our fmaily...and things were not easy for any of us...especially not for Tera or me over the years. She is an incredible human being: loving, generous, kind and hard working. I am not going to get into any personal stories, because this is a public forum, and I know my sister is kind of a public figure in Fairfax, but dude, you have a hell of a lot of nerve to pass judgement on my sister. You do not know her, and you have no idea what she has overcome in her life (and she has overcome considerable and formidable obstacles & misfortunes). She is one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving people on the planet. I find it outrageous that you would say such things about her. You do not know her. You have no right to slander her. I have no idea what you purportedly "stand for", but clearly you do not stand for any kind of ideals that I remember from the '60's....it's easy to sling mud at people and tear people down...what are you doing for the town of Fairfax? Tera is creating a place for people to gather, have fun, eat, and enjoy each others' company. She is warm and loving, and her energy permeates the new Sleeping Lady. I repeat, what are you doing for Fairfax? I mean...besides slandering my sister? So, she is using a name for her place that you and your buddies used years ago. Originally, the Native Americans used the name as an appellation for Mount Tam. Did you ask their permission before you "appropriated it" for your business? At least, Tera & Iseault are actual ladies...are you? Get over it. Get over yourself.
Trish
Trish, the Name was STOLEN from the original Sleeping Lady Cafe, not very original, lacking any imagination of any kind.

So I'll sum it up as this:

Trish, Bite Me.
Doc

AOL

#56 Jan 18, 2011
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>
, Bite Me.
Caution CB these humans have all kinda nasty germs in their mouths.
santafebites

Leander, TX

#57 Dec 8, 2011
Mad Housewife wrote:
I have so many great memories of the Sleeping Lady Cafe. It was a great place to go and dance - you could be underage and still get in, just couldn't buy alcohol. Anyone remember that the donut store had it's back door just behind the back door of the sleeping lady? We used to buy hot donuts after dancing all night to the Tazmanian Devils...I wish that was still there for our kids.
I do remember it, I worked there. And I remember the donut shop.
Mary Crecco

Phoenix, AZ

#58 Dec 8, 2011
Yes I do remember the bakery we used to go to after hanging out at "The Sleeping Lady Cafe,' awesome fresh baked donuts we used to purchase at the back door.
Angelkat

AOL

#59 Sep 23, 2012
Mary wrote:
<quoted text>
I used to work at the original Sleeping Lady Cafe in 1975. And I would go to the bakery to buy fresh donuts at like AM after partying all night to The Tazmanain Devils. I found Moses on Facebook. He is still in Hawaii. I had a dream last night about the veggie burger. I have been trying to remember that exact recipe it was the best I eve had. Who has that recipe?
entrusted to the local psychic Mdm.ZOHRA AKA ANNASTASIA. She and her friend Lady Barbara were total regulars. She ran the ON THE WAY TAROT PARLOUR on Sir Francis Drake.Todd and I worked for her so I remember When, after months of vegie burgers and eggplant parmesian,she was entrusted with the recipe.She lives in Cotati and true to her word,never used that knowledge for any financial gain.And STILL makes an eggplant parm to DIE for, using the veggie burger as it's base..Just trying to remember all the ingredients myself, as she let me watch a few times. Damn, that was good stuff. and Ps. Sure DO remember them DONUTS!
Angelkat

AOL

#60 Sep 23, 2012
entrusted to the local psychic Mdm.ZOHRA AKA ANNASTASIA. She and her friend Lady Barbara were total regulars. She ran the ON THE WAY TAROT PARLOUR on Sir Francis Drake.Todd and I worked for her so I remember When, after months of vegie burgers and eggplant parmesian,she was entrusted with the recipe.She lives in Cotati and true to her word,never used that knowledge for any financial gain.And STILL makes an eggplant parm to DIE for, using the veggie burger as it's base..Just trying to remember all the ingredients myself, as she let me watch a few times. Damn, that was good stuff. and Ps. Sure DO remember them DONUTS!

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#61 Sep 23, 2012
So AngleKat, do You like bunnies that used to work at the sleeping Lady, the real one.

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