My workshop for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program went well this morning. I just need to pass the online certification program and then I can volunteer and help folks in the Tenderloin fill out their 1040s!
A little sad that Allison is gone back down to Los Angeles since it’ll be a good while before I see her again, but I had a great time last night.
To get over my friend withdrawals, Michael and I had brunch with the Miller sisters, Ashley and Aubrey, and Ashley’s boyfriend, Andrew.I’ve never been to the Elite Cafe, but what I ordered was pretty tasty. Or I was just super hungry. I think there are lots of hits and misses though. I ordered the homemade ginger ale which was a little disappointing. I wish it had more bite and fizz. Flat, slightly weak ginger ale isn’t the most appealing thing.
Michael’s Bloody Mary was ridiculously spicy though, just what he loves. He got the habanero version and when I tried a sip, it was like fire down my throat. Fire with a really punchy, strong flavor – not alcohol or spice – we decided it was clam juice. Blech!
Since the place was packed, we had to wait a little bit for service, but it wasn’t bad. They even brought over complimentary banana nut muffins. There were only five of us, but they gave us seven. Maybe they thought we looked hungry? I’m not a huge fan of banana nut, but they were fluffy, soft and pretty tasty. No nuts encountered.I ordered the Dungeness crab sandwich. An odd choice for someone who never really eats crab, but it somehow sounded amazing. Hit the spot. A little soggy, but the chipotle sauce on the side was very yummy.
I might go back to try the homemade Meyer Lemonade and the mac and cheese.
Sorry, must go now. We’re watching Tangled for the third time right now and it’s fantastic.