A Friday frolic in Eastern Idaho
10.18.2013 - 10.18.2013 54 °F
Friday's prediction looked promising: sunny and cool. A perfect day for a quick getaway. So we drove 50 miles to Pocatello from Idaho Falls to eat, drink, shop, and hike.
Saul and I headed to Co Ho Coffee , a block from campus - Idaho State University - after dropping our wives off at Vain & Vintage, an antique store, on Center Street.
It was my first time at Co Ho Coffee, but it felt like home. Comfortable and cozy in a funky, art-deco kinda way. Our barista was a winsome young lass who served our espressos with a glimmering smile and a shimmering nose ring. My Americano was smooth and full-bodied. And, as is my habit, I headed to the bathroom shortly after finishing it.
The unisex water closet was comfortably clad with artwork. Strategically placed at eye level above the commode was a canvas. Was the caricature on the left of George W. Bush with his unique pronunciation of "nuclear" on the bottom right? Glancing to my right was a frosted window painted with pastels.
"Think we should go?" Saul says as I return to my seat. So we were off, driving back to Vain & Vintage to rendezvous with our wives. They had been successful. Good finds at reasonable prices.
Next stop, an Indian restaurant we had never tried, A Taste of India and Nepal in Old Town Pocatello.
For appetizers, we ordered the garlic naan, leavened bread stuffed with diced garlic and baked in their Tandoori oven. . . and vegetable samosas, crispy turnovers stuffed with potatoes and peas. Both were delicious and would have been enough for lunch. But I also opted for the buffet and an Indian beer, a Kingfisher.
We waddled away from a Taste of India, vowing to return. After plunking down in our seats in Saul’s Subaru, we headed to the West Mink Trail to walk off our lunch.