Thursday was a wild ride, my bibbles.
It started out calmly enough. We walked the dogs down to Hungry Heart and got some coffee. I didn’t get a picture of the coffee but I did get a picture of Angie at the coffee shop so here’s that:
I’m assuming I wrote some words, but Thursday is so long ago now it’s hard to know.
Lunch was a plate of stuff.
I guess I wrote some more words. I know for certain I gave Angie a bath.
I had a happy hour/dinner/restaurant crawl date with Lisa (that lasted about 8 hours, tbh), so I met up with her and we headed to our first destination: Racion. (If this were a movie there would be ominous music.)
Racion’s happy hour starts at 5, and when we arrived at 5:03 there were literally three customers in the entire place. We were asked if we had a reservation. We replied “Uh, no. We’re just here for happy hour?” and the dude told us “Sorry we’re completely booked up this evening.” I looked around to see if we were being punked. (Then I remembered Punk’d wasn’t a thing anymore, which made me feel old and a little relieved because that show was mean.)
Racion Dude saw the confusion on my face and explained that they were going to be “insane” in twenty minutes.
We went to Hamlet. (A HAM BAR YOU GUYS.)
I got a cocktail called “Melon vs. Meat.”
We shared a ham sampler platter and some olives.
The first drink went down a little too easily, so I had to order another.
I could have stayed there all night, but we really needed to check out Shift Drinks.
Shift Drinks is a very sleek establishment. With 70’s rock in the air and large black and whit photos on the wall it really — to quote Lisa — “makes you wanna do a line of coke in the bathroom.
The food is also really good.
We started with a bruschetta (toast).
Paired that with some bubbly.
That was followed by the shaved fennel salad.
We concluded our visit with a slice of olive oil cake and some cocktails.
Walking back to our car, we peered inside Racion and were only slightly surprised to see about six empty seats at the bar and a completely empty table.
No wonder they’re closing.
Once back on the East side, we hit up Fenrir. We had:
It was all very lovely and the service was excellent.
Our last stop was Pream.
They were done serving food so I can’t speak to that, but I really loved the cocktail I had.
Did I say that was our last stop?
I was kidding.
This was our last stop.
And that my friends, was Thursday.