You know, I should plan these posts, come up with an idea early on in the week and get it ready over a few days of consideration. But I don’t. I write about some thing that strikes me as possibly entertaining, conceived of at the last possible moment. And then I spend the rest of the week worrying that what I wrote was boring or just stupid. Well, here I go flying off the high board again without a thought in my head.
I love a good bar. I just do. Sharon and I left work this afternoon and went to Three Penny Taproom where we are known and I think liked as the characters we are. Today it was early, and quiet and we knew almost everyone and almost everyone knew us. Bart was behind the bar and took our order as soon as we sat down. My scotch and soda was crisp and good and Sharon liked the Italian wine Bart offered. We could talk to any number of people, or keep to ourselves, which is perfect sometimes. Everyone up for some fun if it presented itself, but respectful of people’s space.
Scott Kerner came behind the bar and greeted me like he was particularly glad to see me after the few weeks since we’d seen each other last. Man, if he’s kidding, then he’s a master. But I know he’s not. He’s a friend and he’s a genius at making people glad they are in his bar. That’s the thing about a really good bar. There’s the people you know and like and if you’re feeling reticent there’s plenty of room to yourself. We stayed for just a bit but felt like we had a night out. Anyway, Three Penny is a real bar and doesn’t pretend to be anything else.
I’ve been told we once again have ginger, garlic salmon cakes available raw tomorrow for an easy Friday night dinner (they sold well last week so they are back) and salmon spread as well.
Fish arriving tomorrow:
- Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
- Wild Striped Bass
- Dayboat yellow tail sole
- Sustainable Shetland Salmon
- Dayboat Haddock
- Albacore Tuna, only $7.95/lb.
- Icelandic Arctic Char
- 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
- Dry Bay Scallops
- Wellfleet oysters
See you at the Store!
The Uncommon Market
“The store worth walking to.”