Astoria hangs

posted on: Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hi! Remember me? This week was chockfull of working my little butt off (I promise I'm not complaining - as stressful as it gets, it's actually kind of fun), hanging out with some awesome ladies and packing frantically. Because... We're in Arizona! Whoohoo! Getting away from work gave me some major anxiety but now we're here, I'm on my 3rd snack of the morning and 4th hour of girl chat with my mother in law and life is GOOD. Except it's raining. In the Sonoran desert. Kind of weird, but whatever, it's all good. I think I see blue sky somewhere way off!


So, to fill the time until I get to go on a hike and take some amazing photos (because this is Arizona and everything looks RAD), I wanted to tell you all about the nicest little date we had last Sunday. We woke up to the dreariest day, all fog and drizzle and cold. We'd promised each other we'd go see Thor (very important obviously, and actually surprisingly good!). We're lucky enough to have a car so we bundled up and squeezed in to our little clunker and drove off to Astoria for brunch and to hit the movie theater over there that makes us feel like we're in the suburbs.



I've been wanting to try this place Queen's Kickshaw for a while and was really excited about the sweet potato wrapped vegetarian scotch eggs I saw on their menu online. Unfortunately, those weren't on the menu and I panicked a bit. I don't cope well with choice in food! Should've seen me at Angelica Kitchen the other day, that menu is majorly anxiety inducing for someone who just can't choose. So I ordered the french toast. It was bonkers! Brioche, hard cider pear compote and chili cheese crisp. Bonkers, straight up bonkers. It was spicy and sweet and rich. I couldn't finish it. I'm not sure I'd order it again but it was worth trying. The coffee was good, the place was cute, so on and so forth. Would I go back? Not for a special trip but if we wanted to go to the movies over there, sure.







4 comments:

  1. I hope you are having fun on your little get-a-way! Any trip that involves girl talk + good food is a winning one- rain or not!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun and coming back was oohhhh so painful.

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  2. That french toast looks like absolute carnage! Looks like you had a great trip!

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    1. Ohhhh it was, crazy intense, the most intense french toast I've experienced.

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