The Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel

   27 June 2005, early morning

The Sky Yard is the name given to the Patio on top of the Drake Hotel. It’s a very nice patio, half covered, half open. There are plenty of large sofas and day beds for people to lounge around on while they eat and drink. I met Carvill, Dave and Martha there for drinks and lunch yesterday.

Carvill and I arrived early enough we could still order brunch — which we did. I had a club sandwich, Carvill had some French toast. The food arrived just as Dave and Martha did. I can safely say I was given the biggest club sandwich I have ever seen. The waiter told me he’d be impressed if I could finish it. I told him he wasn’t going to be impressed; I gave Dave half of the sandwich. Carvill’s French toast was quite yummy — the random fruit it was served with was excellent.

Our waiter was a gay man — least I assumed so from his name tag which said, “Fag”. He had an awesome beard/mustache thing going on. I wonder if he was disappointed he couldn’t go party it up at the Pride festival taking place yesterday. If he was upset, you wouldn’t know it; the service at the Drake was excellent.

Martha and Dave each had a beer. Carvill and I each had a coke, which was served in a giant glass, and was real coke. That, perhaps, was the best part of the patio experience.

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Comments

  1. Those random fruits were blueberries, a staple of French toast.

  2. I see—I don’t know much about fruits.

  3. And here I am thinking that the menu might have said, “French toast with random fruit of the hour”.

  4. WOW!!! A GLASS OF “REAL” COKE WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT! HOW UPTIGHT ARE YOU AND ASSUMING THE WAITER WAS GAY….... YOU MUST LIVE A SHELTERED AND PATHETIC LIFE. THE SKYYARD ROCKS, THE PLACE ROCKS, THE EMPLOYEES ARE BY FAR THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY, AND “TYPES” LIKE YOU SHOULD BUY A 6 PACK OF CANNED COKE AND JUST STAY IN, LOOK IN THE MIRROR, AND JUDGE YOURSELVES

  5. YOU ARE SO RIGHT! OH MY GOD!!1!1!! CAPSLOCK!!1 :O :O :O I AM JUDGING MYSELF!!!1!!

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