Yesterday I FINALLY made it to Edmonton Alley Burgers in the alley behind 100 Bar + Kitchen. It was a very delicious lamb burger (the best lamb burger I have ever had!) for a measly $5. We didn't even have to line up for terribly long — maybe half an hour. Afterwards JD and I stopped at Subway so that HE could get something to eat (being vegetarian and all), and then we were off to Grant's party.
Grant's party was a good chance to reconnect with some folks I hadn't seen for a longish while. Good conversations certainly — the party seemed a bit more low key than others I've attended, but maybe we're getting older, Grant's place is getting nicer (I like what he's done with it in the last year), and well that suited me just fine.
This morning was David's birthday brunch potluck party. I finally made it to the Elm Cafe (I've been following it on Twitter for months and months now, so it's a great thing that I was finally able to visit) and picked up some chicken waffles as my contribution to the gathering (it was that or go to the farmer's market — I made the best choice though!). The chicken waffles were a big hit — they were gone pretty quickly! And gosh was there ever a great assortment of brunch-ish food. David's friends really know how to cook! I even came home with a vague recipe for some rum syrup (which I had on crepes). Something great to make with some of the rum I came home with from Jamaica! 🙂 Anyway, the party was a good opportunity to catch up with people, meet some new ones, and eat delicious food.
Upon my return home, JD and I went for a bike ride to Velocity Cycle where he purchased his long desired Brooks B17 bike saddle. He just left now for a second bike ride today to test it out (and start breaking it in). He really does like his quality bike accessories (etc.). Having a high quality leather bike saddle seems like a pretty neat idea so I'm hoping he likes his!