It was smiller's birthday yesterday, so we started off the day right, by going to Cookies for a homemade with cheese. We also went so that we could eat probably the last Muzio buns we'll ever eat. Tuesday was the last day of the bakery. I asked the Cookie's owner and she said they are going to get buns from a company that a former Muzio baker started, so maybe there won't be much difference. The Muzio bun is certainly integral to the delicious character of a Cookie's burger. They have a unique, chewy texture. I think a homemade is not quite as good as a Whitey's special, but I like the variety that Cookies offers. I got an ostrich burger.
I thought this story in the bee about a fracas at the l street lofts is interesting, because it provides some information about how these things are selling. I always wonder that about the various developments around town. Like those fake brownstones on s street. That development seems to moving really slowly. What if you bought one and they don't sell enough to build the whole thing? The naked backs of those fake brownstones look cheap and terrible, yet they sell for more than nice houses on the grid. I saw an ad (maybe on the back of mm?) for one of the first loft places that was built, around 6 years ago, it faces the light rail tracks. It's a duplex, I can't remember exactly where it is. Anyways, it's silver metal and wood and it's pretty cool looking, but it's selling for way more than a much bigger 1920s era house in east sac with a backyard in the same ad. Who the hell would choose the loft?