Two fabulous things happened today. First of all, I met my friend Kathy for brunch. A Sunday brunch meeting may not seem all that special to the average reader. Now what if I told you it was the first time I'd seen Kathy outside of her house since her cancer diagnosis last September? Yes, that sweetens the story a bit. My friend still isn't feeling all that great but recognizes the importance of getting out in the sunshine to build up her own strength. Building up that strength should make her upcoming surgery a little easier to recover from.
So, the second fabulous thing had
to be the new restaurant we checked out. The City Kitchen occupies a
place that used to belong to an old, smoky pizza place/bar. The dark
interior is gone, replaced with a new, hip look of steel and painted block
making it impossible to find even the smallest hint of what used to occupy the
same space. The menu was filled with many of my favorites including crab
cakes and a lengthy beer selection. For brunch I settled on salmon with a
few red potatoes and green beans. As far as drinks go I went with a
delicious Bloody Mary in a bacon-rimmed glass.
I left with a warm heart and a
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