I love those days when it's only lunch time, but I'm already excited about dinner. I might as well continue sucking down coffee because anything else would be a space holder, a weak opening act to what I'm looking forward to later.
And really, there are two things I'm excited about.
First, I'm stopping off at the Four Firkins on the way home. I've been meaning to get to this craft beer store for awhile. I am all atither with the thought of chatting about cask-conditioned ales and finding a few good beers to cook with this weekend. I need a fatty stout for chocolate cake and something fruity for mussels. I'll report back.
Then I'm headed to Patrick's by Southdale for some Patou burgers. Have you heard of these? At this location only (which was remodeled into a casual and breezy cafe space if you didn't know), he's kicking out a forestier burger with Brie and caramelized onions and a merguez burger with spicy lamb and other yummy looking options, all on freshly baked baguettes. Bonus, the kids menu has a croque monsieur, which is like crack to my kids.