From time to time, I need "young blood," too, but now that I'm older, I don't seek this in friends or relationships, but in restaurants. I find as I get older that I seek adventure in less self-harming ways, like food and furniture re-arranging. Boring, I know, but it's where I am and if you can't be honest on blog you imagine you write to a synthesized version of all your best friends ever, then where can you be honest?
So when a new restaurant comes out, I know that my couch positioning is safe that week. We heard about Common Crumb from a few people who had also never been there. I have actually still not met anyone who has been there, but everyone tells me I should go. Now I, too, am telling you that you should go. But I've actually been there, so you can trust me.
Since this first visit, I've bought a baguette and had a sandwich, and so far, that is where they shine. Thinly sliced bread with minimal toppings that are so flavorful (crafted mostly at Sante) that you wouldn't want more. They spread them with butter and pop them in the oven until the cheese gets a toasty melt on, then add a fresh tomato and baby arugula dressed lightly in a high quality olive oil on the side. If I worked downtown with a downtown salary, it would be my go-to.
I'd like to try some of there fancier treats, but we were keeping on a budget and although I don't think $2.50 is too much to pay for a one bite macaroon, objectively, it is for us at this point. Someday down the road, I can imagine getting one or a friend (or even myself, if I'm being particularly awesome that day) as a decadent treat.
Despite the mall atmosphere and the pricey sweets, I will go back for a sandwich in a heartbeat, and I'll have a beer next time, too. On payday, of course. And, since it's payday, maybe we'll pick up my next installment of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and go see a movie at the Magic Lantern, too.
Where have you been lately? You know, for the next time I'm in need of some young blood.