Say what you will about Applebees, they're good about corporate responsibility. There's a huge crew at the school by me today, cleaning up the playground.
Painting the doors.
And planting up the gardens.
It's a really good thing I didn't know about this auction today. Several months ago, I had dinner at BB's on Pearl, and a few weeks later they closed their doors suddenly.
This is not the first time this has happened to me. I ate dinner at Micole in the same location one of the best meals I've ever had in Denver and a month later they were out of business.
Is it me?
Well, no. In between, the place was Lola, which moved to a larger location. Before that it was Greens, then Hugh's. Yet other restaurants in this stretch have been there for years and years.
BB's went all out on remodeling and stocking. Had I known about the auction, I might have come away with some really quality, hardly used (by restaurant standards) stuff.
Lots of great pots!
Lovely heavy-duty plates!
And French presses galore.
But I had Sophie with me, and no wallet, so I was safe. Darn it.