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Blank Week - Qualified Perceptions
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Blank Week
This is probably the first week with nothing scheduled on it, in a long time. Thus, there have been several Random Adventures. On Monday I helped provided moral support accompanied mjperson to Wallace to pass off a camera, and then yesterday he and harrock and I celebrated the Lamest Snowpocalypse Ever by going to Craigie on Main and sitting at the bar for foofy drinks and yummy food. Plus their twitter feed promised us free amuse bouches and chocolate if we Braved the Snow. I love this social marketing stuff. :)

I really like Craigie on Main - Jerry hasn't really forgiven them for replacing La Groceria, and their food is a little weird for him, but I think it's amazing and yummy and different every time I go, and they also have very engaging bartenders. And they're about three minutes away from work, so swooping in just as they open is easy. The Mad Science Bartender doesn't seem to be there any longer, but the one who is there now (Paul) is just as interesting - and there's the whole thing about getting to sit somewhere where someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about a subject, who is happy to talk to you about that subject, but it's also interactive in that you get to try the results of the experiments you're most interested in. The restaurant also has a setup where you can sit where you can watch the kitchen instead, but I'm not sure if the chefs are quite so friendly as the bartenders.
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mjperson From: mjperson Date: February 11th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Paul also has a certain amount of mad science going on.

When you ordered your Milagro Mule last night, Kerri was trying to insist they didn't serve any specialty mules anymore, but once you said Paul's name she immediately retreated. "Oh sure, it's something *he* made..."
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 11th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Given that the previous time, there was confusion as to whether the drink was called a Milagro Mule or a Jalisco Mule, and the Jalisco Mule is the one that has celery juice that they don't serve any more, I can see why she was confused. :)
mjperson From: mjperson Date: February 11th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well sure. But when you are mixing up modified drinks and then giving them new names to distinguish them, that's mad science!
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: February 11th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your stories of drinks there make me want to start drinking just to appreciate them.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 11th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bet you could ask for a non-alcoholic mixed drink, too! The Milagro Mule that Mike was mentioning, for example, is something like house-made ginger beer, cider-made-from-named-apples, agave syrup, and tequila. I am pretty sure it would be yummy without the tequila.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: February 11th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm now trying to picture how that would be improved by celery juice...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 11th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it had celery juice and... lime juice? instead of cider, so it was a more different drink.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: February 11th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Give us a poke sometime if you're having a Craigie on Main fieldtrip -- fredrickegrman especially wants to go there (I think), and we don't usually eat out without some excuse. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 11th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and he's close now too!
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: February 11th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah. (In that future-tense sort of a way.)

Not me, alas.
mijven From: mijven Date: February 11th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
You wouldn't call it lame if you lived further south! I suspect Virginia wasn't all that happy either! :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 11th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, certainly, I don't mean to downplay the snowpocalypsen of areas that actually, you know, got any snow. But we weren't really one of them. :)
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