I started my day off with a bagel. Sesame seeds, toasted, with butter. I went to Uncommon Grounds on Western Ave. It’s in the same plaza as Boston Chicken/Market. It was a cheap-o $1.45 + tax for this bagel. It was ok. I should have asked them to toast it twice.
Uncommon Grounds is pretty sweet, and I always forget it’s there. The bagels are quite nice too. Not too fluffy and hard to bite into, and soft with a good chew. This one was a bit too flat, though. The chick behind the counter had obviously pulled an all nighter and was yawning like crazy and squishing her hands on top of my bagel as she sliced it and then when she folded it. Imagine someone doing CPR on your bagel. But still, the insides weren’t completely smushed into an unrecognizable bunch – that’s how good the bagels are at Uncommon Grounds.
I got a little too excited over my bagel, though. I haven’t had one in over a month, mainly out of forgetfulness. In my euphoria, I dropped over half of my bagel. NOOOOOO!
Later on that night, I went out to Bomber’s Burrito Bar for karaoke. I am not a karaoke person, so I must have been posessed by some singing devils. Or maybe it was the siren song of margaritas, and the promise of spring in the air.
I went upstairs to the bar part of Bombers, because that’s where all the stuff is. The downstairs is just take out, or people eating basic tacos or burritos.
The margaritas are $5 per glass on Wednesday nights at Bomber’s. And they pour a pretty mean drink. I started out with a margarita on the rocks. They come in awesome Bell Jars – lots of margarita for me! If you order them regular/neat/no ice they come in the regular margarita glasses. I am too clumsy for those, so I opt for anything in the bell jar.
The purple drink is a prickly pear margarita, frozen too. It was a great suggestion by our server, Carly (at least that was the name on the receipt).
Now, I have to say… that was the best service I have ever had in Bombers. I know, I know. I was really surprised. I was ready for surly service with crazy amounts of attitude on the side, with a few snide and catty comments thrown in just for fun. But no, not this night. Carly was the best server I’ve ever seen or had at Bombers. Possibly in all of Albany, even. She was incredibly professional and has basically made me want to go back to Bombers again and again, and to get her again and again as well. She’d come up and let us know if something was slow/backed up in the kitchen, just great over all. Wednesday night’s experience made me think of Bomber’s as the fun, quirky place it used to be and seemingly has returned to.
Mini taco – $4.99 for about a dozen of them with salsa, sour cream and guacamole on the side. They were pretty tasty. I’d order them again.
Tequila overload! Since I couldn’t get enough of the stuff, I ordered tequila chicken wings! $7.99 for a dozen of them. They came with a bleu cheese dipping sauce that had some chipotle or something going on in it. Pretty good, but unnecessary because these wings were delicious! They were moist, a bit sticky, had garlic bits clinging on them, and best of all – they had a wonderful tequila flavor that went great with the wings. I highly recommend trying these.