Wednesday, 11 March 2009
foie-gras ice cream starters at the brewery
I left the safe comfort of the area around the Temporary Apartment this evening.
We had planned to dine in an Area of Possible Danger.
We'd arranged to meet in a converted brewery but I'd heard a few macabre jokes about the place before we arrived. Apparently it was close to the site of a recent double shooting and the area was being described as 'rough'.
I didn't have a clue where we were headed, but when we arrived the surroundings were bohemian renovationist rather than dilapidated.
You could tell quite a lot from the mainly well-heeled cars parked along both sides of the street. If it had been in London I wouldn't give it a particularly high 'alert' status.
We stepped into an 'in-crowdish' kind of place which served micro-brewed beers and food of the "foie-gras ice cream on single stick of toast starters" variety.
When we left, a couple of us decided it was safe enough to figure out how to walk home by the light of a fairly full moon.