So Herkimer Diamond Days kicked off this evening. I noticed folks setting up for a chicken barbecue and food trucks while I was running this afternoon (short, muggy run, not worthy of a Runny Commentary post). I got home and told Steven what I had seen.
“I wanted to get a beer and sit in front of the End Zone Pub,” I told him.
To my surprise, he said, “Let’s do it.”
We did. Our friend Kim joined us. What a fun time!
The End Zone’s kitchen was closed, but Kim and I got beers and we sat down at a table on the sidewalk. Steven checked out that food trucks and one that offered hot dogs (I foolishly did not get its name). He has been craving a hot dog. He got a hot dog and french fries. It looked so good that I went and got a hot dog for myself. Yes, I ate some of Steven’s fries, don’t judge me! We settled down and watched the crowd.
Steven got a drink after he got his food. After Kim and I finished our beers, we wanted to try something called Gem Juice. For one reason, you got to keep the cup. In fact, the cup was only a plastic one with a beer logo on it. I was hoping for something about the Diamond Days or at least the End Zone. However, the drink was damn tasty. It was gin, run, vodka and clear fruit juice. They told me the exact proportions, in case I wanted to make it myself at home, but I do not remember what they were.
“I can just add more to taste,” I suggested. I am more fond of gin than of vodka. On the other hand, I am not at all sure I will be trying this recipe at home any time soon.
Full disclosure: the Gem Juice gave me a bit of a buzz. I don’t drink much of the hard stuff lately, I guess it goes right to my head. The point is, we had fun. And it is Lame Post Friday. I hope your Friday is equally as fun.