Saturday, May 11, 2013
What Do You Want for Breakfast?
It is the Empire Café on Westheimer. I love it for lunch too. I think the building started life as a gas station. Now there is a big canopy and tables out where you would fill your gas tanks. On the side they either added a long room on or it was the service bay. I guess the Empire Café has been around more than 20 years. After they became popular you couldn't find a place to park but eventually they bought the house behind them and made a parking lot. Still sometimes I have to park down the street because the parking lot is full.
They make great coffee and for breakfast they have about four people grinding the beans and steaming the milk. I love the funky laid back atmosphere and I love the people watching.
After breakfast I headed for Baseball USA to watch Will's baseball game. His team, the Wranglers, won. It is really amazing how much these 13 and 14 year old boys know about the game and that they are aware of how many outs and where people are on base and where to throw the ball. It wasn't that long ago that their heads weren't always tuned into the technical aspects of the game.
After the game, I stopped at the grocery store. I think the family is headed off to several places tonight so I'm going to take advantage of being alone to make me a salad of crab meat, romaine lettuce, black olives and celery and I'll dress it with a light vinaigrette.