Uh oh, now I’m in for it. The Bye and Bye is mentioned in this French travel article, I’m going to have to keep an eye out and see if the french speaking portion of the crowd increases. The article cracks me up too when it explains what a vegan is – it says something along the lines of “Not meat, not fish, not chicken, not milk…” and goes on incredulously for a while. Not even cheese!
Article is in French and there is a NSFW picture of Malice’s bottom so you’ve been warned about both. Portland, capitale de l’étrange
Alright, today was fun.
I went to dim sum with former neighbors and now friends. It was at Wong King’s Seafood, and it was completely awesome. I can’t wait to take Brian there. From my experience, if you are vegetarian only, maybe don’t go for dim sum, go for dinner, but I really liked the dim sum (I ate a lot of shrimp today).
We went to Penzey’s to get some spices I’ve been missing, yay! I got two new curry mixes I can’t wait to try out. On the way back, we drove by Hung Far Low. I wondered where that moved to, and now I know. Awkward to explain why it was notable to a 10 year old (oops).
Came home, played some Wii (young Michelle is getting one for Christmas, and is very excited about it).
Tonight, due to a completely broken oven / stove, we walked up to Alberta St for dinner / happy hour. Bye and Bye was really awesome, that will become our local bar without a doubt. It not only had Hopworks on tap, but Amnesia, and it was really cool to look at a menu and to be able to order anything on it and think I’d be content. We both ended up with the Eastern Tofu bowl which made my mouth tingle in a happy way (yes, I meant that exactly as it sounded). It reminded me of every place that has ever made me comfortable and happy, and the music was great.
On the way home we stopped off at Random Order coffee shop and got a coffee, a cappachino and a cranberry oatmeal cookie, and I am so completely content with where we live. I can walk to a myriad of place that make me happy.
so there. I miss my Madison friends on a daily basis, and I’d really like more people to hang out with here, but I am so happy here.