I had brunch at Open Sesame today with 10Years, CBB, Y_L, KP, Nessdogg, starlily313, and JD2B. The decor was rich and colorful with a dash of kitsch.
I love watching huge chunks of meat spin.
Open Sesame adds mint to a number of its drinks, even to my Arnold Palmer. Nice touch. Refreshing. And I don't even dig mint that much.
CBB had the chicken shawarma plate, which included tender thinly sliced marinated chicken, served with hummus, garlic sauce, wild cucumber pickles, pita, and a choice of salad.
I had a bite of CBB's chicken and garlic sauce. Pretty awesome.
I opted for the kafta pita, which was a charbroiled skewer of ground beef and lamb mixed with parsley, onion, and Lebanese spices rolled in a pita with hummus, parsley, onion, and sumac.
It was like happiness in my hand. Delicious. Please pay no attention to the fact that it looks like I'm holding poo in a pita. Best damn poo in a pita I've ever eaten.
More deliciousness -- CBB's Marc Jacobs' wallet.
I think everybody was quite pleased with their meals.
And then we reached our destination. Mmm.
Yogurt in hand, we walked along 2nd Street, chatting and enjoying the sun. We saw some kittens for adoption.
We went into this store, among others, briefly.
Then I got a call from my dad. It was about his sister-in-law. It was sort of urgent but not super-duper-right-this-moment-urgent. I told him I'd call him back in an hour. After walking around for a bit more, I decided I should go home to call my dad, so I bid my buddies adieu.
I had such a wonderful time. It was especially nice to meet starlily313 and JD2B. Thank you all for coming!