Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Second Long Beach post and a lazy Sunday

So I am a little behind in my posting, but I will catch up! Here is a big heap of things I wanted to record though.

On Saturday, after leaving the Trace dedication, we stopped at Bankhouse Coffee which is located in Downtown Long Beach Mississippi. This is an oasis for coffee lovers if I have ever seen one.

Good coffee in the Mississippi Gulf Coast is hard to come by. Especially for us folks that spend a lot of time around East Biloxi, where our only real option for coffee is found in the casino Starbucks. There is the Beanery in the Beau Rivage, but that stuff is real expensive.

Bankhouse, is located in a gorgeous old bank that has been converted into a mixed use building, with a coffee house and a hair salon on the first floor, and an apartment on the second floor. The coffee house has an abundance of natural lighting and feels great to inhabit.

The thing that is really striking though when you walk in is the smell of the beans roasting. This is the most impressive thing I have seen on the coast as far as yuppy city dweller stuff. THEY ROAST THEIR OWN BEANS. Everyone in the group was excited about this fact. To add to the excitement, we got to watch it happen, and the owner was nice enough to tell us what was happening, and how beans were roasted.

OH MY GOD IT SMELLED SO GOOD!!!! Well, that is about it. If you go there, make sure you have cash, because they don't take credit cards. Also, I recommend the Ice Coffee, which comes with cream already in it (but no sugar, thank goodness) Just the way I like it. Also, I heard that the Ice Mocha was good too.

One last note about Long Beach before I get to the Lazy Sunday, and that is that apparently Long Beach is the home of the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.

Alright so, Sunday, my stomach was feeling better. I woke up early, and got my laundry done. Then my friend and I decided to ride bikes to Phonecias for breakfast. Ahhh... I love their breakfasts there. I had a melon and a bowl of asiago cheese grits, and my friend had a pecan waffle which looked delicious. I am going to have to try their waffle one day.

We then returned to my house and proceeded to watch movies for the rest of the day. Here is what we watched: The Big Sleep, Paris Je T'aime, Unforgiven, and Say Anything. We only left the house when we figured we needed to eat something, and biked up to the InnZone for some burgers. MMMMMM I love their burgers, and

1 comment:

Megan {Velveteen Mind} said...

I'm writing from BankHouse Coffee this morning. Wanted to show my readers and twitter followers where I was and found you!

Gorgeous photos. I'm already hearing from locals that have moved away, thanking me for the reminder of home. Hopefully some of them will stop by and say hey. ;)