Did I mention there were horses, too?
After work Tuesday: in to the city to pick up a check from Lyons Wier Ortt--they sold the Ape Machine drawing a few weeks back (I'm positive I already mentioned but I'm too lazy to go back and double check. I'll simple repeat myself.) Got the check (grateful, thank you), dropped it in the Chase at 5th and 14th and then went to my weekly appointment in Union Square. Left and went to the studio. Exited one stop before the studio to fetch a six pack and a bag of pretzels. Teddy was in there when I arrived and we had a few beers and listened to some music--Antony and the Johnsons and the Fleet Foxes. (I'm still largely indifferent to both of them but I could possible see maybe possibly slightly enjoying the former.)
After an hour or so, Teddy and I left, walked back to his place to get his car and headed into Greenpoint to pick up a birthday present. Then we got dinner at Five Leaves. Pretty decent little place--an oddly-shaped room and the corner of a five-cornered intersection with a lovely crescent curve of a copper and zinc bar, lots of faux-weathered wood, etc. The bartender was watching over a turntable and spinning the Eddie Harris / Les McCann album Swiss Movement. It was a nice place but--like most places in Brooklyn--it's tough to overlook the highly-polished "genuine" affect and the bales of ironic facial hair from the young Bonnie "Prince" Billy devotees. We split the baked white bean & white anchovy brandade and had a beer each. Teddy suggested the Five Leaves burger . . . so one for the each of us: