Tonight was yet another First Friday Gallery Crawl night!!
Tonight we frolicked along with our wonderful friends Faith + Tate!
Mid-afternoon hunger snack: greek yogurt, Crofters, Ambrosial muesli (which made an excellent mix-in!)
Matt and I biked over to F+T’s (about a mile) and then we walked (about a mile) downtown. Our first stop was the 2nd Street Gallery, which always has cool exhibits and good food
I had a small glass of white
And joined Faith in the fruit + veggie nibbling
Then we moved on to Artifacts, a cute boutique that Faith and Tate highly recommended based on their past gallery crawl experiences. They said the owners were nice and the food plentiful.
They were right!!
We enjoyed sandwiches and cheeses and liquid chocolate!
And a Danish…danish (!?) from a bakery in Wisconsin!
I suppose this was dinner!? (I did a bit more nibbling too)
The best part was the cute poochies!
I found these cute letterpress notecards that I loved
As well as this beautiful Dragonfly glass – perfect for oats or smoothies! Sadly you have to buy all 6 at once and they come from France, so they are a bit pricey. I prefer to have just one of everything or I’d never have room!
On our way to the last gallery, we stumbled upon the famous Market Street Wine Shop Friday afternoon tasting!!
We took a detour in there to try about 10 different wines – as well as a few cheese + bread samples!
Our third and final gallery tonight was the McGuffy Center. They had a few treats out, but I just had a bite of hummus and a few more grapes and called it a night.
Faith and I had plans to attend a dance performance. The tickets were $8 and we were a bit disappointed when the performance only lasted….8 minutes. But it was still fun to watch. We had been expecting a full hour!
The husbands had wandered off to go to a bar, so we found them when we were finished
We were supposed to go out for a casual dinner afterwards, but everyone agreed that we were not really hungry, so we walked back to F+T’s for a warming beverage and a few healthy snacks.
Faith put together a tasting plate of fruits + veggies
And we warmed ourselves with PERO!!!!
Have you ever heard of Pero!?!!? It’s a dream come true! A caffeine free beverage that is a mix of coffee and beer brew mash. Heartier than tea, without the caffeine of coffee, unsweetened, instantly stirred into water, and FOAMING!
It’s made from malted barley (just like BEER!) and chicory for thickness.
LOVED the foam!! It really did smell like Matt’s beer mash, but in a good way. I love it! We put a bit of almond milk in it and the milk curdled. Almond milk sucks! But I think with a little creamy milk and sugar, it would be awesome after dinner on a cold night. [It was tonight!]
Our bike ride home was COLD. But the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Canon Rock” is HOT!