Archive for June 2011
I don’t know where I’ve been for the last six months, but I’ve been missing out on a treasure right here in downtown: Click Boutique & Gallery. Creators Adam and Jason welcomed me in this morning, and I am hooked on their well curated, whimsically cool boutique. Adam describes the Click aesthetic as 40s/50s-style, with an emphasis on dresses. And though you’d never guess it by looking at these chic frocks, interspersed with hip slouchy tees and silk shorts, the price point is, according to Adam, usually under $100. The vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories are insanely affordable and rich-looking, too.
Adam and Jason are committed to downtown; their apartment is right behind the Front Street boutique (literally: they share a wall), and if they can’t get there by foot, bike, or bus, they don’t go, Adam says. They recently hosted a Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dress-up!) evening at the Saenger, and tonight they’re hosting a munny decorating party with Southern Fried Comics this evening. And there’s a focal local section of their boutique featuring brightly-hued crocheted accessories and bohemian handmade jewelry. Rock on, guys!
Here’s my loot from today’s visit:
And better yet, one I didn’t have to prepare.
True story: I find many restaurant salads and salad bars disappointing, if not unappetizing. I want to eat healthy and vegetarian when I’m out, and the salad bar or menu should be a haven of health happiness. Alas. Limp iceberg, soggy tomatoes, carb-heavy croutons, and artery-clogging dressings seem to be the standard fare. I’ll just have French fries, please. They’re vegan, right?
But fortunately, there’s The New Yokel Market, with the best salad bar around – fresh, healthy, vegan/vegetarian-friendly, delicious. Real greens! Real vegetables, and lots of them! Beans, nuts, and seeds! Daniel and I are regulars for lunch, and we usually pick up a few groceries while we’re at it.
P.S. My other favorite restaurant salad is at Caliente, where you build yours from a selection of delicious ingredients (and real, green lettuce).
After a long day of research and reading for both of us, we were all too glad to rely on pantry staples to pull together our favorite junk, ahem, comfort food – pizza!
Daniel jazzed up the crust by brushing a mixture of minced garlic and olive oil around the edges. We topped it off with shredded cheese and sliced olives. (I exhausted my supply of fresh veggies making salsa yesterday.)
Now: Netflix instant queue.