July 27, 2017
Every Summer it feels like our friends and family descend on us weekly. My mom jokes and says that it’s like we run a hotel from Memorial Day through Labor Day. And truth be told, she’s kind of right . . . In the months leading up to Summer, in order to prepare for these various visits, I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the newest coolest hippest greatest restaurants, stores and shows. One of the restaurants I kept hearing about is While We Were Young. So, you know I had to go check it out.
Super cute spot! Perfect for drinks with the girls, brunch or even a bridal shower. It’s very pretty (although the couch banquette is starting to look a little worn and show dirt because it’s such a light color) and just a lovely space to spend a few hours in.
The drinks totally lived up to the hype. I had the “Too Good For You”, their signature cocktail, made with kale and tequila. Um, yes please! Todd, my husband (I know, he thought it was a cute spot and definitely a place my girls would love but he could’ve gone next door to Bar Sardine and been a little more at home), had “The Something Fruity With Gin”. Equally good.
It’s rare that I have an avocado toast that I don’t love. This one did not disappoint. Sour dough bread, lots of avocado, feta cheese and pomegranate seeds – just what my heart desired! Todd’s maine lobster however, left a little bit to be desired. Overall, each element in his dish was good – it just didn’t quite work all together (lobster, potatoes, brussel sprouts, fennel) . . . C’est la vie.
We were there for a little over an hour and although the restaurant is a relatively small space, the tables turn over rather quickly. Most of the patrons were women sprinkled with a few couples. If I had to put my money on it, I’d say that 75% of the customers were there because they’d seen pictures of the restaurant on Instagram – hey, not bad marketing, right?!?! So, folks were there to check it out, take a pretty picture and head on to the next instagramable spot. That said, it’s a new place in my rotation . . . super cute, great insta photos and within walking distance.
August 19, 2022
July 20, 2022
July 15, 2022