There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Shop Small (Small Business) Saturday. I had a list of Small Business places to go, but it was dear husband’s birthday and our lunch at 208 Garfield took longer than we expected. After lunch we explored Garfield Books, then walked down the street to Hobby Town at 402 Garfield. We closed the outing at Pacific Coffee Co.
This is the third year for Small Business Saturday and I believe that it is an important reminder to support our local business that so often give back to the community. I plan to do more local shopping.
I loved all of the model planes hanging from the ceiling of Hobby Town and the people working there were so nice.
Lunch today with some of my favorite people at 208 Garfield,which sensably enough is located at 208 Garfield Street South, Tacoma, WA near PLU. The restaurant really has a great menu. I had a delicious grilled cheese with grilled red onions and a small side salad for only $4! I also had a filter dripped coffee for $2.
Per Wikipedia “Ingram Hall is home to a communication computer lab, a digital photography/graphic design lab, and studio art classrooms for painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and printmaking. Ingram boasts two galleries: the University Gallery (which houses major shows and exhibitions) and the Wekell Gallery (which generally houses student and class work).”
During this extended winter I’ve had more then my fair share of coffee. Today I went out for a walk, but it started to hail! So, I ducked into the Northern Pacific Coffee Company at 401 Garfield Street South, in the Parkland area of unincorporated Pierce County. The coffee shop features lunch, sweets, wine, beer, coffee drinks and frappes. I had a delicious Americano and a chai cupcake.
The North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) had their Annual Session this week at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). Many of their activities took place at the University Center, which houses the university’s administration, cafeteria student store and one of the large meeting rooms. While I don’t like to take photos of people without their permission, I was pretty comfortable taking this shot of Quakers Legs. And none of the other shots came out!
Somehow it got to be 8 pm and dear daughter and I had missed dinner. She wanted to go to Jack in the Box, but I talked her into Pita Pit at 212 Garfield Street near Pacific Lutheran University. In retrospect, we should have shared a pita because they are pretty big. But we didn’t. I had one with turkey and ham (lettuce, spinach, sprouts, mushrooms, red onion and some kind of garlic sauce) and the kid had a breakfast one with eggs, potatoes and cheese). Both were good. This Pita Pit is open until 10 most nights (midnight Friday and Saturday), which is great for the PLU students. They also deliver locally.
While Pita Pit is a relatively small chain, compared to Jack in the Box, it looks like they have locations in the vast majority of the states, with approximately 24 locations in Washington State.
Today my dear daughter and I went to an author event at Garfield Books at208 Garfield st, Parkland, WA, 98442. The delightful Cherie Priest was there to talk about her new books, living in Seattle and an extensive variety of other topics. Dear daughter and I had read her Boneshaker and just loved it! The book is in the Steampunk genre and has determined characters in an alternate history version of Seattle. Her website is here http://www.cheriepriest.com/
The bookstore itself has a thoughtful selection of books, as well as a sundry items that college students might need. http://luteworld.plu.edu/
Update: Garfield Books closed in the fall of 2016. I hear that the students can purchase books at a new store in the PLU Library.