I went for long raven locks with bangs and considered the name of Bianca. They make you buy a 2 dollar cap and then you get to try on whatever you fancy.
We imagined an early evening drink. Happy hour at Adsum sounded like an idea with some merit. Still blonde and pixie-ish, I sipped a Poppy Doble and Josh drank the Unholy Water. We shared some Logical Consequence that was a slap of sense with dill-infused absinthe. We picked bar manager Preston Eckman's brain for a while and it was a pleasure. I would drink all three happily, should the occasion present itself.
We are kind of like bartender groupies. But only the talented ones who will all be away in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail this week.
If you need a stiff one this week, well, good luck finding someone who will satisfy you.
White rum, maraschino, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, orgeat (almond syrup) and poppy seeds
The Kool-aid infused watermelon sounded too refreshing to be true. There's no actual Kool-aid in this $3 plate, and every bite one must pinch themselves and remain aware that they are not on a porch on a hot day in the 80's.
With the fun and games out of the way, we got down to business over some midsummer appetizers a few blocks away at Horizons. There were a couple of dishes that we could have tried at Adsum, but we are always in the mood for Rich and Kate's hyper-seasonal highlights. We drank water, and plenty of it.
Then we walked all the way home. We have fallen into the habit of walking from one side of town to the other, especially on nights of fine solids and liquids. We were tempted to put on our new soles, but waited until we got home.
Expect Part 1 of our Vibram Five Fingers experience later this week, after we sober up and hit the ground running.