On a recent snow day when Sean and I both worked from home, I got an email from Carmelita, one of our favorite restaurants, saying they were having all day happy hour for the snow day. When we both finished working, I put Zombie Dice in my pocket, and we took a long walk through the snow for some dice, cocktails, and yummy vegetarian food.
Like many people in Seattle, we live on a steep hill. It looked beautiful in the snow, but we have seen many cars get out of control when people try to drive up or down it in the snow.
The walk was cold and slippery, but fun. Lots of people were outside sledding and playing. I like how bright it is outside at night when it snows.
The texture of the snow was unusual because freezing rain had started creating a layer of ice on top of the snow, so we had 4-5 inches of snow with a crunchy layer of ice on top. It was a lot like the texture of creme brûlée.
We finally got up to Carmelita and found that the bar area was busy, but two groups left soon after we arrived, so we got spots at the bar.
We always love the cocktails at Carmelita. They are unusual and tasty! Sean and I like to share our drinks so that we both get to try more things.
We ordered a Sugar Plum, which was a bubbly drink in a flute with creme de cassis and some yummy wintery spices. We also ordered an Aquamarine, which included gin and chartreuse, among other things.
We ordered a salad and flatbread with dips to start. We started playing Zombie Dice while we snacked on that stuff. We rolled the dice on the menu to avoid disturbing other people, but nobody seemed to mind or even notice.
I won’t go into detail on Zombie Dice because I blogged about it in more detail before. It sure is a great size for taking outside in my pocket on a walk or hike. (We also hiked up a mountain with it in September.)
The pizzas were delicious! This is such amazing vegetarian food.
After we ate, we finished our game and ordered another round of cocktails. We got a drink called a Smitten and one called Bitter and Spice. Both featured rosemary, and both were good. Smitten was much sweeter. I liked both.
I won at Zombie Dice.
We wrapped up with a hot buttered rum to warm up for the long walk home!
It was a fun snow day!