Every cafe or bar in Wheaton that has a television, which is nearly all of them, is showing Copa Mundial on UnivisionHD at deafening volume today, but none is more into it than Irene’s III Sky Bar:
The pageantry! It’s a Latino futbol paradise today with Brazil-Portugal this morning (0-0 yellowcardfest) and Spain-Chile starting momentarily. I can only imagine the bedlam at Irene’s on a Mexico gameday, or especially if El Salvador ever makes the Cup.
Elsewhere in Wheaton, Nava received a fresh seafood shipment:
I doubt the truck really drove all the way from Siam though. (!)
Up on Ennals, the strip mall that El Pollo Rico burned down in February 2008 is just about ready for business again, the structure looks done, for-lease signs are up, and the parking lot is being paved:
A Salvation Army used to be on the corner, and though the SA does good work and comes in handy sometimes (hello $2 t-shirts!), I’m hoping for something more interesting this time.
Off now to water the lawn, then watch Chile-Spain from the comfort of my own couch, armed with empanadas from Caramelo Bakery (about which more soon) and Diet Coca-Cola. O happy Friday off from work!