My morning began at Exhibit with a long-overdue haircut.
After my cut, I headed over to Williamsburg to meet A. On the way, I spotted some great paste-ups and a really lovely stencil.
Our plan was to go to Peter Luger’s, the famous steak restaurant, for their lunch special.
But it wasn’t to be: the place was packed and not taking any more walk-ins. So we wandered for a ways, and managed to spot some really fantastic murals, including two pieces by Zed1.
Our hunt for food took us by several places we wanted to try, and some really lovely vistas…
But eventually ended at a favorite of ours: Croxley’s Abbey. We usually go for their wing deal but this time we branched out: I got the French onion soup, A got their pot of muscles; I got a “Black and Blue” (a mix of Bluepoint Blueberry and Guinness) and A got a Green Flash Road Warrior Imperial Rye IPA.
After all that it was back to A’s for some down time accompanied by Anthony Bourdain. Particularly, his visit to the Ozarks.
Eventually A made me dinner because he is a gem of man. On the menu was turkey meatballs baked with mozzarella over spaghetti. There was even a little appetizer of fried mini-meatballs.
To finish off the lovely day, we unwound to a Coen Brothers movie that I had never seen but is one of A’s favorite films ever: The Man Who Wasn’t There.
I don’t usually go in for noir or black and white but I found this one quite engaging and gripping. This brings the number of Coen Brothers movies I’ve seen up to 6: The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn’t There, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, and True Grit. All in all: still a big fan.