So, postcards in the mail, my staycation is over and its time to head back to work in the morning.
I had an enjoyable and relaxing week. I was surprised at how many chores and weekday errands I was able to kick out. Accomplished a lot, but still had a vacation -- nice!
One thing I had hoped to do was try out some new restaurants outside of my usual favorites.
I tried five restaurants as a "new to me" thing (#41):
Ocotillo Cafe (at Desert Museum): I had an outstanding Filet Mignon. I thought the menu pricing was on the high side, definitely won't be on my normal rotation, but an excellent dinner. I'll be back, but not often.
Brawley's Restaurant: Open for breakfast and lunch only, this place always seems to have a line of people waiting to get inside. I had a very good basic country breakfast for a ridiculously low price.
Casbah: This restaurant is an organic vegetarian restaurant down on 4th Ave. Eco-friendly too -- they apparently compost their table scraps. I had a tasty vegetarian cheese steak sandwich outside under their gypsy tent with a light rain tapping at the canvas, very relaxing. I need to make it back here to try their vegi - fajitas.
Cafe Jasper: I stopped by here for breakfast, interesting menu. I had french toast stuffed with banana slices and an orange sauce. I'll be back here to sample more things on the menu, perhaps lunch some weekend.
Miss Saigon: This is a Vietnamese restaurant over by the UofA. Outside appearance is very basic, interior is really nice. I ordered a coconut curry grilled chicken dish that came with rice and very thinly sliced lettuce. Outstanding! I'll be back here next weekend (smile).