Our family spent a week over Christmas break in Cancun this year, which was new and different for us. We met up with family from other states so it still felt familiar and meaningful, yet slightly disconnected from our norm when you replace evergreens with palms, snow with sand and eggnog with margaritas. Not complaining. Except for the 24 hours I was barfing from something I ate/drank- I can complain about that. Anyway...my kids agreed the temperature adjustment was too harsh to do the Polar Plunge this year and it didn't really seem fair to be showing off our tans at Marina Park. Did YOU do it? How'd it go? Those that triumphed get extra KUDOS because it was super-human penguin style cold out there that day.
Upon our return to Kirkland, I got a little of FOBLO (fear of being left out) when I saw all of the new business signs going up around town. Does nobody rest over break? So much catching up to do. Here's an outline of some homework I have to work on. Let me know what other ones you have seen/heard about...
Crown Linen Designs- 906 Market St- met with the owner today, but I am going to keep you in suspense on details until early Feb when they officially open to the public. Lovely addition!
No, it's not Groundhog Day. Someone is going to give this space a go (across from Columbia Athletic Club) and we will rally and cheer them on. The workers on site only knew that it will be an Indian restaurant. One tipster says it might be called "Kathakali" but I can't find any signage. Stay tuned.
89 Kirkland Ave. This is the old Watercress spot across from The Slip. The sign says "Raw Bar 89" for which I get ZERO hits for on Google. Is that an ice sculpture out front? Seems to be a turnstile on this spot too for some reason. Yelp doesn't even show Watercress as closed though (and they're usually pretty on top of it..)
Previously the Afghan place whose name escapes me (therein lies the problem? something with an 'A' ... Ariana?) at 21 Central is going to be Zeitoon Grill House, a Persian and Mediterranean restaurant. Lots of mouth-watering pic on their website, and the menu looks a lot like its predecessor's.
Will be fun to get caught up on the plans for these places and start trying some new things! Happy New Year!