A recent observation is that casual Fridays have gradually gotten less casual, that duties unfulfilled over the duration of the past four days accumulate to result in unnecessarily hectic pre-weekend periods.
In my defense, the series was very thought-provoking overall.
1) A breakfast of corn flakes, (last year's) Count Chocula, and a tiny but tremendously greasy chocolate chip cookie.
In contrast to last visit's Almond Cream Cold Brew, the BOGO coupon was utilized towards a Ginger Milk Tea in hopes of soothing an aching throat. I first took to confirming the presence of ginger root in the beverage, as synthetic syrups would inflict the opposite desired effect. The girl behind the cashier noted that the drink would contain a ginger syrup, however its foundation was slices of the anti-inflammatory plant. The combination yielded a milky concoction with plentiful pungency, though it was much sweeter than preferred.
Taking advantage of the last of Ritual's $1 Food Fest via an Iced Chai Latte probably wasn't the most informed decision on my part. The drink itself was tasty with minimal spiciness - just as I prefer - and the pickup process was speedy. But one glance at the rampant flies and prominent layer of befallen dust encouraged contemplation before ordering again.
The final farmers' market of the season coincided with The Night Baker's last publicly pronounced pop-up (for the next little while anyway). Naturally, I made the trek over in search of the ever-fabulous chewy, stuffed cookies.
An unforeseen lunch choice, our party headed to the Afghani chain's Richmond Hill outpost just off Hwy 404 at Hwy 7. The menu didn't differ too vastly from what I recall: kabobs in various forms served alongside beige-tinted Basmati and warm flats of naan. A side of greens, dressed lightly with a translucent ranch-like drizzle, and diced tomato emulsion were also common counterparts.
I snuck a bite of the tandoori chicken at one point: while smoky and undoubtedly tastier than that of my own plain grilled, it was spicier than tolerable.
8) Having awaited the procurement of the London Fog collaboration between DAVIDsTEA x Beau's Brewery for a solid seven days, immense willpower was summoned to defer consumption of the can till the weekend, post all driving needs. In reality, the beer emitted minimal earl grey-like properties - far less noticeable than depicted.
- because the act of consumption lies beyond the mere necessity of satisfying a growling stomach.