Coffee shops and craft breweries fuel this town. We are a university town, and that may contribute to that fact.
Earlier this week I re-visited the Liquid Planet Grille. There are six locations that offer sit down seating. Each location is unique. I will visit most of those locations. The original location is downtown. They are unique. They sell coffee beans, teas, beers, wines, sodas, juices-if you can drink it-they sell it. They bring things in from all over. When I report on that location I will give you more details.
The Grille is across the street from the University campus. You can guess who most of their customers are. I usually stop in for breakfast. I always see students, but morning seems to be more social hour than study hour. The baristas/servers are great fun, and they usually have two tip bowls. You can ‘vote’ with your tips. This week’s choice was ‘Winter’ or ‘Spring’.
I have places where I go ‘by myself’ and places where I meet my kids or other friends. This is great for both. I have not brought my knitting, but I have spent pleasant time with a cup of coffee and my Kindle. Spring, Summer and Fall offer a really pleasant patio for those who like to eat outdoors. They are not only across the street from campus, they are also on the edge of the neighborhood.
A good cup of coffee or tea, a good book, my knitting, a pleasant place to relax….I have many options here. Does life get any better?