Before our weekend trip to the farm I changed our departure plans so I could attend my first Starbucks Evenings with friends and try out the menu.
I went to the Olive Way, Seattle location and tried out their Truffle Mac & Cheese, Bacon-wrapped dates and paired it with a favorite beer… Stella Artois.
The dinner selections according to our multiple patrons were big hits! The service was attentive, the place was busy most of the time and over all I have to say that Starbucks did a nice job creating a great little menu. I cannot wait to try the rest of the options out! If you live in Portland, Chicago, Atlanta or LA you have the Starbucks Evenings option too!
I then decided to take a short cab ride up to the other later-evening Starbucks in the area, Roy Street Coffee. This beautiful shop is “inspired” by Starbucks and has a rustic-eclectic interior situated within an open floor plan making it spacious yet comfortable. It is also a bit more quiet since it sits off the end of Broadway avenue, making it easier to grab a table and order a nice plate with some wine or pull out your laptop and get some studying done. And that’s exactly what I did (the wine and plate option). I was lucky enough last night to have the advice of a wine connoisseur (thank you Dr. Max) and enjoyed Roy Street’s Terra Rose Malbec from Argentina.
I have to admit, I have not had a red wine in quite a few years but the experience was SO enjoyable, so rich on my palate that I will have to try the bottle again!
I was enjoying the company, the wine and the food but I was also getting updates via my social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest about a local record shop (Easy Street Records) and a closing party they were having… so I took a quick ride up to the Queen Anne store to check it out.
The DJ’s were fun, people were filtering in and out, rummaging through the isles of CD’s, Vinyl and T-shirts… it was a happy but bittersweet environment.
Now off to the farm and a weekend away from a Starbucks store. The Weekend Wrap Up will have more to share…