Vanilla bean and chocolate chip Frappuccino with pink coconut whipped cream. At Starbucks in the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA last July. Through the window is their outdoor seating.
At Pond House Cafe in West Hartford, CT.
Seafood over pasta, with lobster tail, scallops, crayfish, shrimp, and grilled bread.
Crayfish and fat spaghetti.
Short rib popovers. “Three popovers stuffed with smoked Gouda cheese, slow braised shredded short rib, pepper jack cheese topped with sriracha aioli”.
Bread and dipping oil.
Caramel vanilla ice cream with fried caramel shell.
Candle with salt and pepper shakers
Pond House Cafe interior.
Dirty Asylum martini. Dirty martini with gorgonzola-stuffed olives.
Coffee with cream and sugar.
This was not thought out well. A bowl with a very small base plus a tower of ice cream overloaded with sprinkles plus a table with very little flat surface is a recipe for disaster. Fortunately I caught it but not before it rained rainbow on the table.
From an ice cream concession at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh, PA.
Very fresh vanilla milkshake, from milk squeezed from the cow that day. From the 4-H dairy bar at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) in Agawam, Mass.
At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.
Red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream and tart strawberry frosting, topped with whipped cream and a strawberry, made specially for Valentine’s Day. I think the strawberry frosting is made with Greek yogurt.
Dad’s memorial photo. My father was a regular there and I found they’ve had a photo of him on a wall apparently since 2012, according to the date. When I told them I was his son, they wanted to give it to me, but I told them they should have it.