One of the goals I unofficially set for myself upon completing my schooling and dietetic internship and moving to the rich cultural nucleus of Charlottesville was to participate more in the arts.
I have dreams of joining a dance troupe and performing in a musical; however, those might be a bit advanced for now with the bakery and all. But I most definitely can participate by being an enthusiastic audience member!
I worked on the website until 5:00 on the dot and then Matt and I gathered our things and hopped back on our bikes to head downtown to meet Faith + Tate.
It was beer tasting night at Market Street Wine Shop! Love that place. [I am also madly in love with my $48 Lands End winter coat that never lets me down (heh heh) in cold weather! I haven’t been cold wearing it yet – and that includes 2 weeks in Montana!]
We tasted through a flight of Samuel Smith.
I generally like a wide range of beer – I’m evening starting to like the hoppy, bitter beers that I’ve passed on to Matt in the past. But really rich, high alcohol, malty, slightly sweet beers are true to my heart. None of the Samuel Smith’s tonight really hit the spot.
The Organic Ale tasted like cardboard. The India Ale was the Organic plus hops. The Nut Brown Ale tasted good in contrast to the other two, but was very flat and boring on the finish. The Porter caught my attention, but also was pretty boring. And the Cider was good, but not thing I’d choose to drink. So sorry Samuel, you’re not my cup of tea!
I had been excited about dinner at Mono Loco ALL DAY LONG!!
SPICE-A-RITA!!!! I don’t really like margaritas, but this drink is FABULOUS!! Three kinds of jalapeño and a slight kick on the rocks. Love!
We went to Mono Loco with the rumor of a $10 special – a margarita and a burrito. Awesome deal! Too bad we heard wrong. The deal was actually a beer and a burrito – and there were only three to choose from 🙁 My palate decided to order off the regular menu to get my favorite dish – the Day At The Beach burrito bowl.
See this post for a better photo! It has pan-seared cod, yuca fries, rice, beans, greens and a few special sauces. A bowl full of delicious!
[As an aside, I almost got a dish with oyster and pork, but I asked Portlandia-style where the pork came from and was told it came in on a truck from the West – it wasn’t local – so I opted for fish instead.]
We actually didn’t think we were going to be able to make the show tonight – a ticket miscommunication! But thankfully there was space for four more in the tiny theater.
The show was great! I love any story that stretches your mind, and The Giver definitely does.
What was your favorite book from your youth?