This past weekend we got a lot done. The living room was patch painted and furniture moved in. The nursery was mopped, we bought shelving for the closets, and furniture moved in as well. In addition this, we did a tour of the family birth center at the hospital and test drove a car we are looking at buying. More pics and information on all of that to come.
But in the middle of this very busy weekend we were able to have a moment of fun and exploration.
We drive the same route every week to our birth class in Northern Olympia. So I decided to look on google maps to see what food options were close to where our class meets. I discovered there are interesting looking restaurants and stores along 4th and State running east of our normal northern route via Plum st.
We were running low on time, but we knew there were food trucks parked on the corner of 4th and Plum.
It was a beautiful sunny spring day with a little wind blowing off the bays. We walked up to the parking lot where the food trucks are set up in a circle around wood picnic benches and a planter box. There four food trucks were parked featuring Middle Eastern, Venezuelan, Indian fusion, a traditional taco truck.
Since we were exploring, Luke decided to order a lamb/beef shawarma from Nineveh , the Assyrian food truck, and side order of bourek. I went to the Venezuelan truck, called AREPA: latin street food, and ordered the carne arepa with a side of yuca fries. To drink we went to the California Tacos truck for glass bottled Jarritos and Coke.
The food was very flavorful, and great portions for the cost. Luke really enjoyed his shawarma and after a bite I’m looking forward to trying their falalfel shawarma. The bourek was something new to me, an egg roll on the outside with middle eastern spiced ground beef/lamb and spinach on the inside, very tasty. My arepa was great, another first for me, the bun is made of corn so it’s gluten free! (yay) and the shredded beef was savory. The yuca fries were great too, and even better when dipped in the cilantro/avocado dressing they came with.
In all, although slightly rushed, it was a fun discovery with great food and a wonderful mini date in the midst of a busy weekend.
How is your spring going?