Monday

Signs Restaurant



I visited Signs for a friend's birthday party a couple months back. It is a very interesting experience as the waiters are all deaf. In order to communicate with them, you had to use American Sign Language.


They had pictures of ASL on the walls, and the menu also had pictures of how to order each dish in ASL in them so that we could learn.


While we waited for our food, our server also tried to teach us some conversational ASL. It was really fun learning and utilizing ASL to communicate. 

Here is what we ordered:


Beet Bruschetta and Chick Pea Fries


Potato-crusted Salmon


Buternut Squash Ravioli


Nutella Tiramisu


Pear Apple Crumble


As it was such a different dining experience, I enjoyed it and the food they served was also pretty decent. Everyone I was with enjoyed their meals and I definitely recommend visiting Signs if you want to experience something different.

I also walked away knowing how to say "butternut squash ravioli" in ASL haha (because that is what I ordered), in addition to other simple things such as "hello", "yes", "thank you", "water", etc. Not sure how helpful that will be in the future, but you never know!

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Tuesday

Le Petit Dejeuner



I have wanted to try Le Petit Dejeuner (@petidejeuner) for a while but heard that the line ups are ridiculously long on the weekend, but I decided to take my chances. Luckily, there was barely a line up and I only had to wait around 30 minutes to get a table around the prime brunch time (yay).


It is located on the East end, with a minimalistic store front. After seeing it, I'm pretty sure I've walked past it before and just not noticed it was there.




The inside is very small, but it wasn't overly crowded. We got seated in the side booth near the front door. Good thing for double doors, or else we would be freezing! (Yes, this is a late post. I am pretty sure I was still wearing my winter jacket on this day.)


J and I both wanted the waffles so J ordered the Waffle Benny while I ordered the Waffle Benjamin. J's had bacon, while mine had smoked salmon - absolutely divine.



It also came with a salad, which I didn't think I would enjoy but it was really refreshing against everything else we had on our plate.




We both really enjoyed this meal. The waffles were really light and tasted perfect with the icing and syrup. The portions were perfect, with two waffles halves, 1 egg, and a salad.
Usually when you order an Eggs benny, they give you two. To be honest, when I saw that they only gave me 1 poached egg, I was worried that I would still be hungry after. However, I was actually really glad. I did not feel really full after, but was content and had enough space in my stomach to go visit a cute coffee shop on the east end - which sounds perfect in my books!
(We headed to Odin afterwards :) I will update a blog post about Odin soon.)

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