So, the old coffee shop, the Coffee Bean, closed a few months ago, and this week, a new one opened in its place. This place is about a block from my house, so it's a very good thing. Shoes, my favorite coffee shop, is about three blocks away, and it is where I will still go most of the time probably, because it is just cool, and it has sandwiches and pastries and dinner food etc. And a secret garden. But, Shoes is almost always crowded, and isn't really very kid-friendly, so the new place was perfect yesterday, when Daphne and I decided to go for a morning walk. We were the only ones there.
In other new business news, we went to the new BBQ place up the street last week for dinner and it was great. I had pulled pork and Kev had brisket, and we liked both a lot. The staff was really friendly - they all made friends with Daphne immediately. And it wasn't expensive. We will definitely be going there often.
I just found out about a new Tex-Mex / Salvadoran place that opened nearby. We passed it on our walk yesterday - it's hidden under Fireworks Pizza in an old Italian place that closed recently. I am excited to try it, even though I know it'll never be Gloria's. Oh, how I miss Gloria's. Anyway, restaurants are closing and opening like crazy around here. I hope the good ones make it. I am really hoping for a crepe place. My friend Matt had the idea for a crepe place called Planet of the Crepes. Genius. Maybe Kev can become a Master Cider Brewer and I can become a Crepe Chef. One can dream.
OK...off to skim through my library books. Today was the first day I dropped off Daphne at school and had alone-time, but I had to go to the grocery store, so there was no time for coffee and yarn. I did make a quick trip to the library before pick-up though, so at least that's something. Coffee on Friday, perhaps.