Had lunch with my girl friend S in Concord (MA), yesterday.
We went to Main Street Market and Café.
I like this place, very casual and the food is good. But you gotta hit it at the right time, it can get very crowded at lunch time.
I like their beef chili with butternut squash. It's a tad spicy and very filling, and it comes with a side of cornbread.
Their muffins are good too if you're going for coffee. My favorite is the pistachio muffin. Moist, nutty, light green and yummy.
But I have any of that yesterday. I like to try new things, so I went for the Avocado BLT Panini.
The panini was pretty good. One complaint though, they had reversed the crust on the sandwich, so that the glossy bread crust was facing the filling, and the inside of the bread was on the outside. Kind of a fun idea, but with slippery avocado and tomato and no cheese to glue it to the crust, not so fun when it all falls out on the plate.
I meant to take a picture of my panini, to show you, but when I remembered, my plate looked like a big mess. You probably appreciate me not sharing.
Instead, I'll show you something pretty from our shopping.
One of my all time favorite shops, Nesting, is right around the corner and upstairs from the café. I had to drag my girlfriend with me. (I've written about Nesting here and here.)
Yesterday's shopping splurge ($12) was on a Scrabble tile pendant.
The motif is an owl.
Worth 2 points.
I'll keep that in mind if I ever need a G.
Soooo, you want one too like the cool kid?
Well, if you're too far away from Concord, I know 2 options.
You can either make one yourself. Look here.
Or, If you're like me (can do things very well in your mind, but when you try, things never come out the way you planned), you buy them. I've seen a few sellers on Etsy.
My friend S and I also had time to visit The Famous Concord Shop ("a hardware shop for the kitchen") and The Cottage, with fun but pricey interior decorations.
Those store visits were fruitless in terms of shopping, but not in terms of inspiration.
All in all, it was a very nice afternoon.