Wednesday, May 2, 2012
We host Drinking Liberally at the Darjeeling Café every month. Normally, I have to work on those nights, running around a lot, serving, but last night we had enough people on to make possible for me to hang out with all the liberals. We talked about the local elections, and we talked about the coming big time election in November, but we also talked about all sorts of other things. I got a little drunk on wine.
One of the conversations we had was about Richmond. I like Richmond a lot. But downtown Richmond is kind of a ghost town. It doesn't make sense to me. It seems like the perfect place to open a restaurant. There's a big college, and there's the capitol. Doesn't that mean there are tons of eaters? Why is everyone going to lunch carts in Richmond? The restaurants I went to Richmond were all empty if they weren't chains, and the lunch carts were slammed. I loved the independent restaurants I went to. So what gives? We didn't really get to answer it.
Anyway, Drinking Liberally is totally great. I wish I could hang out more often with the liberals who come to drink. They are open and friendly, and they are interested and curious, and I like them.
Here's a link if you want to know more about Drinking Liberally.