23 February, 2012

Weekend, Etc.!

i look very mean in this picture, but it was the best group shot we got

Last weekend I went up to Seattle to visit some very good friends. We went wine tasting in Woodinville, got sucked into Sherlock, shopped, and got ridiculously dolled up for the annual Seattle Red Dress Party, and as usual, we ate some amazing meals at Sitka & Spruce, Paseo, Anchovies & Olives, Cafe Presse, and Skillet, and Chris made his famous homemade pasta that put everything else to shame.

albacore, potatoes, leeks and horseradish creme fraiche at sitka & spruce

croque madame at presse

poutine at skillet

Before I left town, I attended a beer and butchery themed dinner (part of SF Beer Week), where I got to see a wonderful butchery demonstration by Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, and sample the newest seasonal offering from Almanac Beer with an assortment of foods made from the pig we saw disassembled. (Best corn dogs I've ever had!) I also saw The Artist, hosted a successful dinner party, another RuPaul's Drag Race screening, and went to see the latest Denzel action flick with my girlfriends on Valentine's Day.

Since I got back from Seattle, I've attended a fascinating screening of Lost Landscapes of Detroit from the Prelinger Archive, got to see much-missed out of town friends, and brought home a new car (a big, big change for me, since I've been driving a 1969 P1800 since I was 16!).

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