Things I enjoy:
1) Going out for lunch
2) Trying out new restaurants
3) Having lunch with people
I don't get to do these things as often as I'd like, but on Tuesday I got lucky: I met up with Cathy (aka MrsWheelbarrow) at Cowgirl Creamery for lunch, to chat about food, blogging and photography. I've heard a lot about Cowgirl Creamery, their artisan cheese, selection of pickled goods and other delicious items, and was eager to try it for the first time.
Oh, and who's Cathy? She is the woman behind Mrs Wheelbarrow's Kitchen, inventor of charcutepalooza and just a super fun woman to know.
Cowgirl Creamery is located in a pretty narrow space, but manages not to feel claustrophobic. There is a back counter with an overwhelming variety of cheese (and thankfully a very knowledgeable employee who is happy to offer you samples), a few cases with prepared food, wines, pickles, some sweets, etc.
This would be a great place to get food for a picnic whenever it gets warmer (or if you want to eat one on the floor of your living room).
Did I ever tell you how much I love the names of OPI nail polish? Well, I also really liked the names of different cheeses at Cowgirl Creamery: especially Barely Buzzed!
These are the pickles I've mentioned (but did not try):
And you can also pick up an apple as an afternoon snack.
I also decided to splurge and get a side salad. Why splurge? Because a small side was almost $5! This was a butternut squash salad with pine nuts, dried cranberries and parsley. I actually really liked it and think I should try and make it on my own. For $5 I can get a huge bowl of it on the table!
My overall thoughts: this might be a place better suited for buying cheese to go instead of sandwiches. And before I get any comments about voicing my opinion after just one visit: that's all it is: my opinion after one visit! So take it or leave it. And if you liked sandwiches at Cowgirl Creamery, let me know which ones and why and I'll consider going back!