after a nice lunch, though a little chilly since we were next to the door & right behind the hostess podium. they had some cool seating in their front window. 3 individual booths that stepped up from the floor so you could view the room. the room itself was open with the bar on the opposite wall. i can definitely see it being loud if it was busy. the bathroom was nice & warm. i forgot to order the hot water mug trick C taught me so i went back to run some hot water over my hands & it was heated! N was wondering since i was gone a little longer than usual..but there wasn't a line so why not warm up?
then we went off to shop. walked down the the waffel stand. it was so crowded since it's a walk-up deal. with the cold wind blowing, sore feet & line, i decided the wait wasn't worth it. maybe some other time, but seeing the long line was a positive for a second try.
what did we get? i got 4 more golden books i used to have growing up - christmas themed. i also got 3 of the Happy Hollister childrens books. they were one of my most favorite series when i was in grade school. hopefully someday i can share them with Bronwen or Alex or others when they come over. spent about $40 on paper products, i'm a sucker for my personal nostalgia.
N got 2 boxes of mini-baseball cards [full sets] & a GI Joe figure holder case. i found it for him & it was only $10 so i knew, even if he didn't want it with the shape it was in it would sell for more on ebay no sweat, but he liked it.
|the front window booths on the left & the hostess podium view we had ;)|
|u can kinda see where our table is [R] vs the front door [L].|
those chairs are for the waiting guests.
it wasn't busy enough at noon for us to have waiting company, thank goodness.
|short rib sliders w/chutney sauce & sweetened catsup|
herb & garlic pomme frittes [not like J&S get i'm sure]
|the fresh potato chips & side of garlic aioli..or mayo in american|
[the aioli was so good!]
|N's O'Haras Celtic Stout, he said it was perfect.|
|the waffel spot..you can kinda of see the line going around the corner.|
|for J - N in front of the Ugly Mug :)|
|leaving for the day with our bags of treasures.|