November 17th, 2008


Submerging my ears makes the chatterbrain quieter

Busy weekend but quite pleasant overall. Had a nice short cabin stay at a lovely lake side cabin complete with mild partying broken up by set up and tear down. Might be a picture or two from there later once automount,cron, and rsync all get together. After that I started moving, cat first. She seem to be doing quite well both with ginormous new environment and other kitteh. Exposed some new hosts to Boondock Saints over yummy pumpkin pie from freezer backstock and kitty slept on the bed with us :)

Had a nice soak in the enormous basin. SomaFM's Doomed was probably not the right choice of stream for that, but we managed. The kitty watched from the door way the whole time but came in to nose around after the water was drained way.

First breakfast, then Now to make a list of things to try and get done today. Mostly need to start in on this house. Batteries and lightbulbs are top of the list ...

Beer battered fish and chips from O'Keefe's Gastropub

Entree, $12. Two sizable pieces of fried tillapia came plated with a small portion of seasoned chips as well as a few crisps and a finger bowl of sauce The tillapia was fried well such that the thin skin flaked off easily and the fish itself once bared gleamed in the light. The fish was soft smooth textured and very mild tasting with no overwhelming fishy smell or taste. The crisps were quite good if sparse and the chips were ... lightly spiced french fries but good as that. The sauce, listed in the menu as malt vinegar, did have a vinegar base but was sweet to the taste as well. It did nothing for the spiced 'chips' but dunking forked bits of tillapia into it was quite rewarding once tried. Including my tea and the tip the bill was 18 USD. The server was friendly, if clueless.

Verdict:BOverall quite good and possibly worth the price as an entree (This was certainly some of the best tasting fried fish I have ever tasted!), but cannot be mistaken for the sizable plank of less tasty fish and bucket of chips that can be got nearby for around $6. And that place, which is actually a pub, knows to garnish the bucket with lemon slice and put a bottle of malt vinegar on the table.