Review: The Standard

I went to Garden District (back when it was known as The Standard) on Sunday to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday, and I know that my experience was largely shaped by the beautiful weather and beautiful people that I was celebrating with. But, Garden District makes it super easy for you to have a good time. Case in point(s), not necessarily in order of importance:

  1. Garden District is mainly an outdoor venue. Which means, when it is 70 degrees and sunny, like it was yesterday, a gal can get a glorious, glorious first tan of the year :).
  2. You can purchase an entire pig’s head, to eat. Read til the end for my enlightening conversation with the pig’s head.
  3. Donuts.
  4. The food is fried. Vegetarian things are fried. Isn’t being vegetarian the best? I mean, if I can still eat a grilled cheese, a soft pretzel, and hush puppies, I’m a happy gal. (Shhh…vegetables will survive a day without me lovin’ on ’em. I’m eating fried things now, go away.).
  5. There are umbrellas and heat lamps (if the weather turns unpredictable, as it is wont to do).
  6. Donuts. Freshly made donuts.
  7. A huge pear cider that went down so, so easy on a warm spring afternoon.

Garden District, I’ll be back. It’s gonna be a long, hot, glorious summer.

patio at night

 

Me: Hey, pig. I’m not gonna eat you. I’m gonna stand up, actually, so I can be sort of far away from you and in the sun, yet close to my friends.
Pig: …
Me: That’s better. This cider is delicious!
Pig: ………
Me: Want a donut? No? Welp, more for me then. Peace.

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To be thankful for…

…that this tree didn’t fall on my parent’s house during hurricane Sandy:

Arlington Darling | Hurricane SandyMy parent’s driveway is in the bottom of the shot. The white house is across the street from my parents. Thank goodness it didn’t fall on their house, either! Just innocuously sideways. Everybody in the neighborhood lost power for a few days, as to be expected when huge trees fall into power lines.

Thanksgiving is coming a little early this year for our family!