My terrific daughter Elisabeth let me pick out the place for our Father’s Day meeting, so I chose Mac’s Local Yolk, the joint that the Syracuse owner transformed when IHOP pulled up its stakes down the road from Shoppingtown.
It worked for my dear wife Karen and I when we tried it our first time.
Elisabeth and her great significant George Three were happy to give it a go.
I went for the cheese blintzes this time. They had attracted me the initial visit. Oh, yeah, I had eggs and bacon, too, but felt no need to photograph that second plate.
The blintzes were tasty, but the rich cheese filled me up after two. I brought the third home. Karen ate it a few days later with jam she bought at the Liverpool Craft Extravaganza on top and liked it a lot.
George sprang for breakfast as his gift for me. Thank you, good sir!
Elisabeth and he also gave me a gift card to the Red Lobster. Score!
And my crafty daughter gussied up a picture frame to hold a 5 by 7 photo of the four of us on our trip last summer for Karen’s Family Reunion in Estes Park, Colo. She and Karen had a secret texting flurry behind my back about that one. Nice work, women in my life. It now sits proudly on my desk at the library. More on that to come in another post.
But the best gift of all was seeing how happy my daughter was in person standing with her new Kia Soul.
She obviously loves that pretty gray car. It looks sturdy, too.
If you’ve ever eaten a cheese blintz, what do you think of it? If you gave or got this Father’s Day, what were the gifts? Do you like the color Elisabeth picked out, for the frame and the car?