A Tryst of Fate

Monday was a rough day.  We realized that the garage door had been open over the weekend due to some sort of issue with the sliding mechanism.  I thought I had fixed it Sunday afternoon and nothing seemed out of the norm.  When we got to the garage Monday morning for Mike and Lola to go to to work and play, I realized something was not right.  There was insulation from the garage door all over the place.  We quickly loaded up, thinking maybe one of the neighbor’s cats had been trapped in the garage at some point.  I realized that there was urine all over the windshield of the car and knew I was going to be dealing with a mess.  I dropped off Mike and Lola and decided to take a better look to see what I was dealing with.  Upon looking at some footprints on the car, it was obvious that I was not dealing with a cat, but likely a raccoon.  I called Animal Control to have them check out the situation.  The two ladies from Animal Control confirmed that a raccoon had been there, but was no longer there.   Next, I had to deal with getting the car clean.  I went to a car wash, hoping that it was a place where they would clean it by hand.  Unfortunately, I realized too late that it was an automatic wash, which I absolutely hate.  After this trauma, I went to pick up Mike and Lola.  Mike suggested that maybe we should head to Whitestone for a few beers and dinner.   

 Duke of Windsor (cheeseburger) 

Duke of Windsor (cheeseburger) 

Mike is so smart!  We got to hangout with one of our favorite beertenders, Trish, and try a new food truck, Tryst.  The cool thing about Tryst is that its a farm to food truck type of place, so it has an ever changing menu.  We just missed the fried chicken, which smelled amazing.  We were able to try several other items.  I opted for a cheeseburger, Mike got a pimento cheese sandwich that sounded perfect for him, and we split the loaded fries.  After ordering, we hung out at the bar and he brought our food to us.  Everything was super tasty!  My burger was cooked perfectly and had great flavors.  Mike loved his sandwich and it was almost designed for his with pimento cheese, bacon, and sweet and spicy pickles.  The loaded fries had a little bit of everything on the menu including beef, bacon, cheese, jalapeños, bbq sauce and even a fried egg.   They were definitely the most unique loaded fries I’ve ever tasted.  Tryst seems to be quite a staple at Whitestone with brunches on the weekend and they even helped with the Turkey Testicle Festival on Wednesday.  I can’t wait to try the brunch and many of the other dishes that Tryst has to offer.  I also felt much better after spending time at our happy place away from our garage problems.

 By Grace (loaded fries) 

By Grace (loaded fries) 

 Duchess of Windsor (pimento cheese, bacon, crybabies) 

Duchess of Windsor (pimento cheese, bacon, crybabies)