Running errands I found myself back at Sherman Cafe in Union square. I've liked the place since they opened, but there have been some ups and downs in quality over the years. We're definitely in an up right now, and have been for a while according to local bakery maven J.
They've eliminated the raised platform in the window and created more seating, tidied up the back area and deployed some really excellent sandwiches. Maybe the opening of nearby Bloc 11 lit a fire under them. Less appealing to some is the one hour free internet limit, but I think that's reasonable, and I'm pretty sure if you ask nicely and keep buying stuff, the staff might slip you an extra hour once in a while.
Today I'm enjoying a fresh orange juice and a sweet potato, goat cheese and rosemary scone. There's a combo you don't see too often. It's tasty, but the goat cheese and rosemary are barely evident, even though the sweet potato is in plentiful chunks. It's good to know it's here, but I think I'll stick with Sherman's strength, their sandwiches.
Adding the obligatory geek note, this is the first post created entirely on the new mini notebook. I put the SD card from my digital camera into the computer's media slot, tidied up the photo with GIMP and did the rest in the browser. Mission accomplished. This setup is going to be excellent when I'm on the road.