A couple of months ago, the "Other Karla" asked if I had ever been to Fervere, an artisian bakery near downtown that was only open three days a week, and only stayed open until they sold out of bread. People regularly lined up out the door to wait for bread.
I was intrigued. I like bread. This must be good bread.
Then I read this blog post.
Actually, they weren't loaves, they were "box bread". But that was okay, I was going to buy whatever they had. This little box of bread is only a 4" cube but it is as heavy as a brick, and the bread is delicious. With 10 grains, even a small piece is very filling.
But woman does not live by bread alone, so Karla and I had lunch at The Westside Local. It was described as "85% organic" with its own garden in the back of the resturant.
It was a beautiful summer into fall day, and we ate on the patio, near the garden.
It was the BEST grilled cheese I've ever had. The cheese may have been organic, or locally made, but my best memory of it is the creamy goodness mixed with a sharp tang from one of the cheeses and the perfectly toasted thick bread, along with a tomato basil soup for dipping.
It was a treat to find such a fun area and great food on a sunny fall day.