Wednesday, October 7, 2009
2 Meals with Adventure Girl
After a brilliant mocha with imported TCHO chocolate by my girl Jennifer at CENTO, I had enough energy to borrow a co-worker's CADDY and cruise on down to the lower Haight to enjoy Burger Tuesdays at Rosamunde. It was my first and they were gentle on me. The deal is, starting at around 11:30 or so, folks line-up and eagerly wait for the doors to swing open for orders. I had an advantage with some friends (including the infamous Adventure Girl) already waiting on line as I parked the car around 11:45. When we did actually get to place our order, we all ventured into the Toronado Pub for some accompanying beverages. Another bud was proactive and got us tatter tots and onion rings from Metro around the corner while we patiently waited for about a 1/2 hour for our scrumptious burgers. Served on a onion roll these burgers have the ability to be dressed or undressed with onions, tomatoes, mayo, mustard, ketchup, pickles and cheese for only $5.50. I made up for the price point with my gracious tip. By around 3pm, barely crawling out of a food coma, I ventured back to Jennifer cause I knew, she had saved me some cocoa. Round 2 I decided for a short mocha to save on some calories. ;) I visited my personal trainer yesterday to workout some more of indulgent eating patterns with some healthy weight training, all in preparation for what the night was about to unfold. Usually, a crew of mine meets each Tuesday for sausage night and beer at Schmidt's on Folsom and 20th. But after a 2nd week of bailouts, I decided to crash another crew I had heard were celebrating a friend's bday party at the robust Broken Record. I decided to surprise Adventure Girl for yet another meal of our day. Of course, I recruited an escort to split everything that we collectively decided to order. This included their pulled pork sandwich which was amazingly delicious, as well as their Fritter Sandwich which was out-of-this-world. The Fritter Sando is setup with their crab corn fritters accompanied by heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, avocado and scallions. Whoa-we!!! But I did fall madly in love with their Crispy Broccoli with chili flakes and Parmesan and managed to share reluctantly. By the way, Broken Record is famous for their Whiskeys. And I have to say that $100 goes pretty quick when you buy your friends a round of drinks in this place. But it is an experience like no other. It can include on any given night macho athletic studs still wearing their soccer gear. Mostly I am referring to Captain America who was still wearing his shin guards that had me drooling like as if I wanted dessert. So again I compensated and ordered MONKEY LOVE, see attached photo and you can understand why. Well, I have the lights off in the flat this morning avoiding Peninou, the highly expensive dry cleaning service that literally will charge more to clean some garments then the garments themselves. This would be the 2nd week of avoidance as I am trying to scale down my RockStar lifestyle. Off to wash off and head to a very unproductive Lead Exchange meeting where I get a free breakfast at the very colorful CrossRoads Cafe. Make it a humpy HUMP day, I sure will.