Monday, June 5, 2017

Another Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurant

Over this weekend I once again hit the road to Spokane, Washington. The plan of adventure this time? Geeking out at my first-ever comic con.

The con was fun, but don't be fooled. This post isn't really about that. Why would the world need yet another blogger writing about another comic con?

This post is about Garageland.

We stumbled upon this place via a hunger-induced Google search. “Sarah, you’ll like this one!” Exclaimed my buddy, Spock, as he showed me pictures of this little place on Facebook. As soon as I saw that they had painted their doors to look like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, I was on board.

I was not disappointed in the least.

I mean really, how can you go wrong when you enter a restaurant and are greeted by an Ood? From there, it only got better.

The atmosphere was very relaxed, with a constant stream of funk music, touches of vintage furniture, old arcade games, a section dedicated to selling vinyl records, and exposed brick walls.

It is also the only place I've eaten where the water was served like this. We had fun joking that we were enjoying some “virgin vodka”.

Of course, in keeping with their Doctor Who theme, they had a big projector up playing episodes of the show. The only unfortunate thing was that they didn't have sound or subtitles to go with it. Still, it was a fun touch!

The menu at Garageland isn't as big as some places, but the upshot of this fact is that the things they do make are made expertly.

I highly recommend their macaroni and cheese. Typically this is not a dish known to be filling, but their take on it is both extremely satisfying and delicious. I won't hesitate to say that it is the best I've ever eaten!

Though the Doctor Who theme isn't their norm, I would still eagerly visit this place again. Next time, I want to try their cheesecake.

Thanks for a great dining experience, Garageland. I hope we meet again.

Much love,

This little bunch of comic con attendees.

PS: Want to hear it from another perspective? Check out my friend Matthew’s blog!

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