Several people asked me about having a going-away party, but I wasn't in the mood for such a thing. However, I did want to hang out with some people for a while before I left, so I suggested we get together at Bar Celona on Friday afternoon for a few drinks after the movers came by. The back patio of Bar Celona - in the alley, away from the traffic of Colorado Blvd - has been a favorite spot for me and my friends to hang out for more than half a decade now. Several of my friends stopped by and after a round or two of drinks we picked over the happy hour menu for some snacks. (All of Bar Celona's happy hour items are five bucks between 4-7.)
Amy went inside to order some food and she ordered a lot of it. We started with the tortilla española - as the name indicates, a Spanish omelet with onions and peppers and a mild romesco sauce. Although I would have liked some extra spice to it, I certainly liked the dish.
My favorite was the Spanish sausage flatbread, with chorizo. I've had this several times and it always hits the spot.
Later in the evening (well after happy hour was over) we were hungry again so we picked up the menus and placed more orders.
I stayed out much later than I had planned (Bryce and I could not remember how many years it had been - probably 6 or 7 - since we'd had a beer together after midnight) but it was worth it to hang out with everyone. And the food was certainly better than what I had the next night on the road. But more on that tomorrow.