Work, awesome coffee at Either/Or (https://www.facebook.com/EitherOrCafe), more work, Asparagus Potato quiche for lunch, more work, walk over to the farmers market (pencil thin asparagus – yum! – and duck eggs for Brandi), more work.. You get the picture..
Decided to get out of the house for dinner – what to do?? Pok Pok? Food Trucks? Or… Woodstock Wine & Deli! Take the 19, walk in the door and… Wah-wahhh.. They’re closing in 30 min for a private event. We stayed long enough to peruse the wine inventory and found it acceptable – no worries, we’ll be back! So we go wandering down Woodstock in search of our next victim – Nudi? been there. Dick’s Primal? been there. Other restaurants – look good, but nothing compelling.. Walk, walk, walk on down to the end of town and then see a review of Bridge City Pizza – bingo! And then no-bingo – while there were stools and a small counter, this is clearly delivery. And we’re walking.. Next stop: Mezza. Not what we set out for – a deli sandwich! – and not what we expected, but we said yes and it was quite delicious! At first I was put off by the sweet/honey on the salad, but was ultimately won over. I had the duck confit and Paul went with the lamb. Good portions, not too overwhelming.. Tried a little French Malbec – fairly good at a reasonable price of $27. http://mezzapdx.com/
Wandered back through Woodstock assuming we’d catch the 19 to go home, but got distracted by Cloud City ice cream.. http://www.cloudcityicecream.com/ A little much on top of a rich dinner, but what the heck! The ice cream was as good as we’d heard with interesting flavors – minus the lines of Salt and Straw + the option of a sugar cone..
Thanks to slower bus service given the time of day, we ended up walking the 2 miles home.. Not entirely a bad thing!