Yesterday I left work at 4:30, and went immediately to the pub down the block. It was in honour of our coworker, who will be leaving us at the end of the week, and I had promised to take him for drinks. So there were three of us there at Smiley's Pub, which I had never been to before, and was pleasantly surprised when I walked in.
Their specials on Tuesday included a burger and beer for $11, but we skipped the food portion and dove right into a few pitchers of honey lager. We spilled secrets that we shouldn't have, bitched about people at work, and commiserated about life in general. Ah, so is this what most people do at the end of their day job? I'll drink to that!
Two hours later and I found myself high tailing it into Gastown to get to the restaurant, L'Abattoir, which I have been dying to try out. Susannah was already seated, waiting for me as I stumbled in, while our other friend Kendra breezed in 15 minutes later.
It was a fun place, and I would definitely go back to it. I loved the mason jar lighting, my poached egg foam starter, my lamb main plate, but mostly my Moscow Mule drink, which came in a seemingly never ending tin cup!
We hit it up at Diamond afterwards, since it was across the street, and Kendra and I both needed another Moscow Mule before the end of the night while Susannah had a "dessert in a glass." In the end, it was a wonderful Tuesday night!!