…Or, how Nikki messed up the date of a tasting event that resulted in the best Tweet of all time…
The night ended thusly:
DanielleJPhilly: “Everybody is screwed because I can’t see to drive at night” – @prowess64 as she speeds down Lancaster Ave. #SaveMe!!
But it began:
Prowess64: Hm I wonder if @DanielleJPhilly will allow me to drive? Muwhahaha!
Having completely misread my invite to a tasting event, I picked up DanielleJ at the appointed time and we headed over to the closed Cafe… dressed, hungry and scowling at me, we agreed to head for some late lunch. Because I was told that we had to get me out of my “usual” Manayunk was ruled out as my first suggestion… so we sped down City Ave headed toward White Dog Wayne, which we had both wanted to try. I love White Dog Cafe in University City, so the closer location just made perfect sense to me. Unfortunately, we arrived in time only to have the bar menu available. I say unfortunately because while it is vegetarian friendly, it is not very vegan friendly and rather… fried-centric. Still, I went for the truffle parm fries and fried pickles… because when in Rome, or Wayne, why not? Besides, I was hungry.
Now, I have to note that while the table we were seated at was perfectly fine, it was crowded by a much larger table with people who felt no inhibition about practically crawling over me to avoid having the very large man sitting on the end need to move. Fortunately, they ended up leaving shortly after we arrived, so it was only a minor nuisance. Then came the creepy man… I’m sure he wasn’t a serial killer or anything (*fingers-crossed*) but it was disconcerting his leering at us from the back of the bar. Even more disturbing was when he decided to stand next to our tiny table to look at the art on the wall. And by look at the art, I mean continued turning to stare at us. I would normally understand, but DanielleJ was actually behaving herself.
DanielleJ – behave? Neverrr
Our food arrived, and while mine was quite tasty, the combination of it being fried and my not being able to resist the spicy aioli was a little too much on my tummy. I’d like to try to return another time when I can order from the lunch or dinner menu. I was also a little overwhelmed by the time I left with the doggie decor. Yes, it is the White Dog Cafe, but for some reason, it was a little too stimulating… but it might have been more the previously described crazies we seemed to have around us.
I loved the dark wood decor, but I too was overwhelmed by the many, many dog portraits on the walls. I ordered the $13 cheeseburger and fries. For that price, I expected a LOT of tasty goodness. I must admit that in the end, the burger was nicely seasoned, unfortunately it took a return trip to the grill to get it right. On a positive note, the fries were really good. Also, our waiter was a nice dude who had my burger comped because of the cooking error.
Next, it was off to PBandU! This is an establishment I’ve been ultra curious about and since we were already there, and I’d already blown my diet… I got a sandwich consisting of chocolate peanut butter, Nutella, marshmallow fluff and M&Ms on whole wheat (yes, I recognize the irony) for dessert… a dessert I admit I didn’t eat until HOURS later or even all at once. It was delicious. PBandU make their own peanut butters on site and they are really, really good.
UGH! I didn’t know Nikki got all of that on her sandwich. I was too mesmerized by the wall decor to listen to her order. I didn’t get a anything from here, but I did taste the chocolate peanut butter. The next time I’m down that way, I’m gonna get something too.
Next stop: Candy Shop! Next door to PBandU is a candy store. One of us was intrigued with Irish potatoes and the other just the notion of a sugar store. The place smells sweet, and I blame the intoxication of that smell for the acquisition of a lollipop so large I can’t conceive to eat it and a Batman Pez dispenser. Nanananah-BATMAN!!
It would seem that Nikki forgot about our stop at TJ Maxx. I rarely go into this store, and actually, I’m not sure how we ended up in there on Saturday.*shrug* Anyway, we walked through the purse section and Nikki exclaimed over all of the purses. She picked up one purse that cost $449. In my opinion, purchasing a $449 purse from TJ Maxx is just wrong. WRONG!!
We continued to aimlessly wander the store to view their offerings. As we headed for the exit one of us decided that a sparkly purple dress would be a great addition to an existing wardrobe – I did not agree. Somehow she is always able to spot sparkly and purple things from great distances.
Since it was getting late and we still had two Borders stops to make and I had to work later that night, we headed back toward City Ave… our other plans of painting pottery on hold for another day.