It's been a while, and just to let you know, we are still here stuck in Limbo, otherwise known as a North Albany apartment, while we wait for bureaucrats to decide the fate and time frame of our home build. My old house still stands, mocking me in it's uselessness and ongoing mortgage payments. At least it's given us opportunity to explore bars, restaurants and beverage centers on this side of the county.
Through a twist of schedules and childcare, I found myself one evening husband-less and childless and in need of dinner prepared by someone else. Now, I know most people are uncomfortable sitting at a table alone in a restaurant having a meal, but I truly enjoy it! I don't even bury my face into my phone for distraction, though I often end up texting Derek to describe what's on the menu or share the beer list. I enjoy people watching, taking in the atmosphere, and sitting quietly with my thoughts.
I've lately noticed that every time I drove down Broadway I pass a pub called, Lost and Found. There are always people going in and groups sitting outside eating. It gives the vibe of being trendy without trying to be trendy and gimmicky, just the place to sit alone, with my thoughts, and a sandwich. Happily I discovered some great craft beer offered as well! I quickly shot off a photo of the beer menu to Derek who suggested Finback's Combining Forms which I paired with the crispy chicken sandwich. I settled in for some good beer, eats, people watching, and thoughts. As I gazed about the pub I noticed on the walls the framed posters, album covers, and original art work that let me know I'd likely see a man bun walk in at some point... and he did! I regret not sneaking in a photo of that guy. Not sure what he was drinking either. And, like most places that serve a good craft beer, the surroundings were carefully covered in new, old wood to evoke comfort, charm, and history. I was musing over this strategy in a pub that is less than a year old when in the corner behind the bar I caught sight of the open door to a very large vault. Upon inquiry I learned that the building had previous incarnations as a bank, a night club, and a country bar. Wow, I thought, actual history! The website also provides a great description of the history and friendship of the pub owners. https://www.lostandfoundalbany.com/
I was also happy to find that they offered cans and fills as well and, as a Good Beer Wife, I brought home some cans for Derek. Definitely a pub to return to and to return often!