Some of you may have read I got an unexpected visit from my friend Kathy last Wednesday. She called Tuesday evening, and I was so happy because I hadn't seen her since April. Although we correspond and talk on the phone, there's nothing like a visit from a friend to enrich the day.
In a different post I'll show the wonderful things she's made in the past three weeks and we'll visit a couple of wonderful stamping and mixed media stores, but for now, we are headed to lunch.
I thought this looked like a good place to eat, so I treated Kathy to lunch at the Brick Street Cafe and Tavern. I don't know why I didn't notice the word "tavern" before we went in, but we were here, so we decided it couldn't be too bad. Besides, we were near Mrs. O'Leary's, which is Kathy's favorite mixed media store.
Before we went in. we took in the ambiance of the street
The little boy playing in the fountains caught Kathy's eye.
Kathy and I both took a LONG time making up our minds what to order.
Kathy ended up getting the grilled salmon and I got shrimp spinach fettuccine. We also split an order of sweet potato fries.
While we waited for our lunch,
I took a few photos. Kathy wondered why I took a photo of the Garland sign. I said it was because it signified the street I live on.
Then I took a few photos of
beer bottles and more beer bottles. Note the brick on the bar face. I just noticed it as I was typing.
Kathy was interested in the rooster,
since her kitchen is decorated in roosters.
As I was taking the photos off my camera, I couldn't believe I hadn't taken a photo of our meals. I was certainly glad I had caught a photo of my water, which we both had, at least.
By the time we left, there was no one in the place, except us and the wait staff. We had outlasted everyone who had stopped in for lunch.
I snapped more photos as we left, but Kathy was the one
who noticed the front tables had bricks embedded in them.
I really enjoyed my lunch, even though we spent nearly two hours, talking constantly, and eating a bit every now and then. It was so good to catch up on both our lives, the sad news, the devastating news, and the good news.
Now it's your turn to get wordy. Share whatever drink related post you choose, whether it's art (digital, hybrid, or traditional), sketches, photos of when you were out and about, or even when you stayed home and shared a favorite drink, or reviewed a movie or book. Then link below and Bleubeard and I will be by to visit, as will the rest of the T gang. Bleubeard also reminds you that your photos don't need to be taken on Tuesday, but can be taken anytime.
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