Things have been steadily rolling along here in Lafayette, Indiana. My fiancee and I have been exploring the town more, and now have a new favorite bar: DT Kirby’s.
While they have a decent alcohol selection, where the bar really shines is its food. Their menu takes the idea of a hamburger and turns it into an artform with many different works of art. I had the Bacon Egg Burger, which features an egg with the yoke still gooey enough to soak into the bun and burger, effectively melding the whole sandwich into one delicious experience.
The other place the bar shined was its service. Many of the bars I’ve been to have all had decent enough servers and bartenders, but they’re nearly always too busy to stop and chat. Now, however, I’m proud to say I’ve actually had a conversation with a bartender, not to mention the manager and owner himself. Everyone who worked there was more than happy to chitchat, most of the time interested enough in their customers to start the conversations themselves. Needless to say, this is a bar I plan to go to again in the future.
Besides the new bar, we also visited a great game shop: The Sage’s Shoppe. Granted, we have been there once or twice before, but this time we were more than just stopping by. We went to play some Magic the Gathering one evening, and found the environment and shop owner very inviting. Don’t get me wrong, I have a special love for The Wizard’s Keep back in Muncie, but this was a whole new experience. The entire shop was filled with people interested in what others were doing, and what others were doing was lots of different things. People there were playing anything from board games to table top RPG’s to Magic the Gathering/other trading card games. Like DT Kirby’s, this was again another place to add to my “Yes, I am going to come here again” list.