“I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see things. That maybe we should have seen a long time ago. But just haven’t been able to until now.”

While the back half of this long weekend will be spent doing work (probably) the first part was about unwinding from the week, and having a bit of fun.

First, on Friday: Lob, an indoor bocce track / bar that opened near us earlier this year. We met a bunch of friends there and played our little hearts out (I sucked) and had some pretty good beers — Lindsay drank Radical Road Yuzu pale all night, and I drank Left Field Bang Bang sour. More fun that I reckoned it would be, actually.

Yesterday, after plowing through a bunch of Making A Murderer season 2 we went to see First Man (imdb | rotten tomatoes) at the Scotiabank theatre. I knew it was a straight procedural and obviously knew how it ended, but the personal lens (Armstrong’s) and style with which it was done made it so good. It certainly didn’t feel like its 2:20 run time.

After the movie we went to dinner at Patria. I’d been many times but it was Lindsay’s first visit. Not to brag, but I think we kinda killed it.

  • cocktails: Spanish Manhattan, Spanish Negroni
  • pimientos de Padrón (blistered peppers + sea salt)
  • aceitunas (house marinated olives)
  • palacios chorizo
  • cheese: oveja con trufa la quesera, 12 month d.o. manchego, d.o. murcia al vino
  • tartar de carne (striploin + organic egg + chili + guindilla + alhambra cheese)
  • bombas con salsa brava (house chorizo + aioli + spicy piquillo sauce)
    • Cava: Raventos I Blanc ‘de Nit’ 2014 (Monastrell, Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada)
  • carne de Wagyu (Australian Wagyu + crispy potato bravas + jus)
    • glasses of Terres de Vidalba ‘Tocs’ 2007 (Cariñena, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah)
  • Mousse de Avellana (hazelnut mousse + salted caramel + dulce de leche + carajillo syrup + candy roses)
    • 1955 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion


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