Incredibly, despite all intentions of utilizing the Omaha Metro service, I continued with my walk around Omaha, now proceeding westward on Farnam. A 'relief station' along the way sure came in handy.
Farther along at the corner with 25th Street I came upon a shuttered barbecue joint called Smoke Pit BBQ. I found the anthropomorphic illustrations on the outside walls rather amusing.
Coming upon the Midtown Crossing neighborhood for the first time I was fairly impressed with its hub of entertainment venues, restaurants, shops, apartments and condos, neslted amongst corporate headquarters.
At Farnam House Brewing I enjoyed their house Belgian IPA, sporting some hop and malt for character, but light enough for summertime quaffing. Their Grissette Light Saison is a much less heady brew, quite refreshing and most appropriate after time spent mowing the lawn or some other laborious task.
Further on down the road at S. 40th Street I was hoping to score a beverage at Archetype Coffee, but finding it already closed for the day I settled in across the street at Sullivan's Bar, a delightful, proud, Irish tavern, with an honest to goodness regulation table shuffleboard.
I spent about an hour or so there enjoying both fine cocktails and excellent conversation with the affable barkeep. Its always a joy to happen upon a place such as Sullivan's where one can come in as a stranger, but leave with a hearty handshake and an open invitation to return. I hope to do so, and finally get that espresso I had walked so long for.