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Friday, May 20, 2011
Lunch today was courtesy of my friend Leah - one of the first people I met when I joined this little internet book company back in February 1999. Leah has a unique role these days, representing our entire software development community to ensure they have the resources they need to succeed. That includes creating a mentorship program, establishing both a distributed library (where people post the books they have at their desk and other folks can check them out) as well as a central library, and organizing speakers and conferences. Thanks to using The Row House Cafe as the caterer for one of those events, she landed a $25 gift certificate - and today we made good use of it.
The Row House menu is a collection of soups, salads, pasta dishes and grilled sandwiches. One might assume they're panninis, but they're more akin to classic grilled cheese - buttered bread cooked to golden perfection on a flat top, with melty gooey cheese (and other delights) inside.
I checked out the specials menu, and was immediately won over by the Prosciutto and Pimento Cheese Spread sandwich. I figured a little more reminiscing over pimento spread was in order.
I also ordered a cup of the soup. I ordered the gruyere & mushroom soup (one of the specials), but somehow ended up with the beef and cabbage soup. Not quite what I was hoping for, but not bad - and I wasn't in the mood to make a fuss. The folks working were so friendly, and given that we arrived right before the line-out-the-door lunch rush, a little soup mix-up wasn't worth bothering anyone about. And when you're enjoying one of the first sunny days in Seattle, hanging out with a friend at a cute little restaurant, why spoil it with complaints about soup?