Sum up this weekend in three words you'll find Spiderman, Slows and sweets at the top of the list. Actually you could probably throw in salad cream too because I had to get my British fix in a buy some more. While Joe's birthday might not be until this Wednesday, we decided to celebrate it early. The long weekend began on Thursday night with a quick trip to Treat Dreams in Ferndale - a glorious ice cream shop which offers ice cream made on the premises with flavours you probably wouldn't find anywhere else, like pineapple curry or brown sugar ham. There's more traditional flavours too so I opted for death by chocolate (a vegan ice cream) and a double chocolate chip which was tasty to say the least. It costs $4.60 for two scoops so a little more than you'd normally pay but worth it all the same.
Joe's birthday is always, always matched with a new Marvel movie (like every year there's always a new release just before or on this birthday - which is good because he's a huge comic book fan) - this year was no different with the second of the Spiderman movies finally hitting the big screen. Taking the day off work, we caught the first showing of the day at our local cinema (9.45am early). I have to admit to being more of a Captain America, Agents of Shield Marvel fan and in the words of the comic book fan of a husband, it was "good, but not great". So there you go.
Awesome kitty design (should call it street art others would call it graffiti) along the back of buildings where the Mercury Burger Bar is in Corktown (sandwiched between Michigan Avenue and the car park). The Big Three - my tasty meal at Slows BBQ.
The day was rounded off with a trip to Corktown to eat in Slows - a rather well known BBQ restaurant in these parts. It's taken me over two years to get down there but my word the food was delicious - rich, tender meats and great sauces. The place is more then worthy of post all on it's own so stay tuned for that. Being so close to Mexicantown we headed the short drive west to grab some more red creame soda and a tasty sweet treat from the Mexicantown Bakery - another place I'd highly recommend if you're in Detroit - it's my favorite bakery to say the least.
Tasty treat from the Mexicantown Bakery - that confectionery sugar gets everywhere, first of the new vinyl boxes filled and this weeks vinyl pickings.
After hitting and having success at some estate sales in the morning, especially when it came to rehoming some vinyl, we took a trip to Ikea. Having run out of boxes for moving the vinyl collection we found Ikea do a box that is just the kind of size for vinyl, so we grabbed ten of the Tjena boxes (if vinyl storeage is your kind of thing they seem to hold about 70 mixed single and double records, each box is $4.99, they seem sturdy enough too) which are now stacked like the tower of boxes in the living room. As for Sunday well that's always just about food shopping, chilling out watching Netflix and catching up on blogs.
This weekend of relaxing and just being us was especially important after deciding to back out of the house we had put an offer on. After appraising for lower than the offer we'd place, the seller would only lower the asking price and not do some of the important work, work that we wouldn't have the money for until probably too much damage was done to the foundation. It's the right decision in the long term and the right decision for us, just hard all the same, so the search restarts.
How was your weekend?
How was your weekend?