We decided to go to El Rey again which was as busy and crowded as I remember. Leslie commented that it was almost the end of the day before she realized that a fresh list of names had been released with (from what she could tell) little fanfare or suicide threats in her corner of the building. So somewhere out there, thousands of people had just received their results and the earth was still spinning--good for us (... and hopefully for all of them too?).
Anyway, nachos and margaritas at El Rey were followed by gelato at Capogiro. And finally from there it was off to bed because we (mostly, she) were freakin tired.
|Someone had to do the ironing ... may as well be me.|
|Leslie signed up for Blue Apron about a month ago--each week, you get a food delivery with the exact amounts of every ingredient you need for three different meals. She sent me home with a tilapia dinner a few weeks ago (she had already defrosted the fish and had to go on a business trip)--it was amazing. Her delivery for the week arrived in the morning while I was ironing and she was shoving laundry into the washing machine.|
|We headed out for a late brunch. The original plan was Pub & Kitchen but the wait was pretty long so we moved on.|
|That's the clutch I bought her in Rome. It was warm for October, but we weren't complaining.|
|Gingko trees--the smell of vomit berries wasn't overwhelming, but it was there.|
|We passed this place and they had a table right in the (open) front window, so we grabbed it.|
|You can actually read this one--Leslie ordered the chicken and waffles and I had the brisket grilled cheese. The fried chicken on her plate was so crispy-fatty-fried. Totally to die for.|
|Bloody Mary for Leslie ...|
|... basil mimosa for me|
|Sam hands--I actually got to be in Leslie's brunch photo this weekend rather than dying from jealousy 45 minutes away. See that chicken? And brisket on a grilled cheese is a REALLY good idea.|
|This door ...|
|Don't worry, that little raggedy piece hanging off the bottom has since been removed.|
|Both chairs recovered and fish tacos consumed (they were amazing) ... I picked up 9:45 train and made it home by 11:30pm. Such a great weekend--thank you, Leslie, and happy anniversary!|