I scattered a few "use em or lose em" vacation days throughout the month to check out apartments. And instead of seeing apartments, I went to the Pine Box Rock Shop vegan pop-up shop on Saturday. It was crowded as always, and hot, and I was getting nervous, but it was a little too early for me to drink (who'd ever think I'd speak those words?). So I ran in, and picked up just a few goodies from Gone Pie (Thanks, Abby, for getting me hooked.)
Two tahini cookies, which were incredible! They are chewy but crumbly, almost like a thicker, gooier halvah and covered in chocolate.
I regretted not being able to enjoy one of Pine Box's many Bloody Marys at that time but I ended up meeting two of my friends there the following day. While I waited, I nursed a Kelso Smoked Winter ale which was so bizarre! In a good way. The smoky "cherry wood" (their description, not mine - I couldn't put my finger on the scent) flavor was unbelievable, and a last taste of winter on a gorgeous pre-Spring afternoon.
Cristy Road's Spit and Passion comic before giving it to my friend.
Once my friends arrived I moved on to the Bloody Marys.
I also took a picture of one of the dogs because...ya gotta. This being a vegan bar, there are quite often lots of cute lil pups on seats in here, but it's not totally uncommon to see dogs in bars in Brooklyn.
Marys and ever-changing (mostly local - one beer was made up in the Bronx!) beers.