Hubby was working this morning up in Chattanooga so I hitched a ride and then hung out at Starbucks doing some work. I ordered a tall skinny vanilla latte which is apparently a "TSVL for the B." I don't know who the heck "B" is but I am going to skip right over biatch and assume they meant either beautiful woman or bombshell. Any Starbucks employees lurking who want to fill me in? Maybe I look Bulgarian? Bulgy? Boxy?
After my TSVL (Did I get it right? Am I hip now?) I picked up Tim and we headed to the Riverwalk and got in a couple of hours on our feet. I loved walking and kept thinking how much easier it is than running. I realize how dumb that sounds, but...walking is awesome. I did get a little hangry since lunch was late:
I heard about this little cafe in the Bluff View Arts District of Chattanooga that has locally sourced ingredients and homemade breads. We stopped in for lunch but so did everyone else in the city, apparently. I hate crowded places - there's a reason we don't live in Hong Kong anymore. Outside seating was cold and windy but less crowded and actually really scenic. I had a rye panini with smoked turkey and mozzarella, Tim had a wheat panini with roast beef and cheddar cheese:
So what do locally sourced organic ingredients taste like? According to Tim, it tastes just like Arby's. I think he meant it as a compliment to the chef. I actually liked it a lot, so there you go. I guess I'm the sucker.
I felt so full of delicious natural ingredients that I needed to balance it out with some frozen yogurt. Ying-yang and all that nonsense.
I had a coupon for a free frozen yogurt so the total for both was $3.86 and I melted a little inside. The first time we went it was like 13 bucks so I consider this to be a huge improvement overall. We walked around Chattanooga a little more because it was so sunny and I forget what being outside is like during the week sometimes. I can't wait until summer starts and I can start complaining about the heat and humidity. Hooray!
So, seriously - what did the B stand for at Starbucks? Best guess wins a prize yet to be determined. It will probably be good vibes or a hug or something - just a heads up.
Maybe they recognized me as a blogger! Maybe they talk about me all the time but were too embarassed to let me know. That's gotta be it. That or they noticed my bosom. I really had no idea I knew so many words that start with B, this is kind of fun.
Is eating "local" important to you? Health reasons or economic reasons?
I appreciate it in the same way that I appreciate organic items, but it isn't a necessity by any stretch of the imagination. I will say that I like supporting the businesses of neighbors or nearby farmers, although I would say that's more for economic reasons that anything else.