Candy Toilet Seats, Bunnies, and State-Crossing
The Friendly Toast (in Portsmouth, NH). Ben: marinated grilled chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries; Steff: "The Matt" (an avocado, black bean, salsa, and cheese sandwich) with sweet potato fries.
Meet Ben LeRoy.
We met three weeks ago.
And now . . we're biffles.
In all seriousness, making friends as an adult is hard as hell sometimes. So, when the universe blatantly pushes you and someone else together - you gotta trust that the powers that be (or, my personal homeboy, God) know what they're doing. Life is too short and too dark to not surround ourselves with people that we trust, people that value our opinion, people we're comfortable enough to be our most honest selves with, people that make us laugh, think, and feel.
We all need to feel special every now and again. After all: we are. There is, and will only ever be, one you. That should be celebrated. And when we find people we instantly connect with, that appreciate us immediately, and that recognize that we shine, well then, that validates that basic need to feel unique.
... although my momma did warn me 'bout meetin' them strangah's off teh intrawebz.
(Bah, who am I kidding. I AM one of those strange kids off the internet.)
((But it's part of what makes me special.))
(((Besides, some of the best folks I know I met off this here world wide web, anyway.)))
While I liked The Friendly Toast just fine, I unfortunately didn't find it to be as "special" or "unique" as many of the reviews I read claimed it was. To me, Silly's (located in Portland, ME) have TFT beat. Atmospherically: Silly's, while cramped, is much more warm in their chaotic and loud interior design. They also have one of the coolest "backyards"/outdoor eating areas of any place I've ever been, period. The waitstaff at TFT was accommodating, patient, and knowledgeable, but it almost seemed like they were trying too hard to be "cool" and "indie," where at Silly's - it comes much more organically. And finally: the food. TFT's menu was fun, but not as veg-friendly as I was hoping. My food was tasty, yes, but certainly nothing I would repeat having or mention off-hand in friendly conversation. Silly's menu, while much more expensive than TFT's, is broader, with bigger portions, and much tastier. You were cool, TFT, but I probably won't be visiting again.
Check out the rest of my review of The Friendly Toast!