Fran's Chocolate Factory + Jack's BBQ

Scott's spring break involved thirty-six hours of flying, a stressful scholarship interview, and disassembling a play structure. On his last day here, I was determined we would do something fun! It was a dismally gray and rainy day, so going out for lunch was our best bet.

We drove to Georgetown, an industrial neighborhood that's seeing lots of action these days. It's biggest attraction is the Museum of Flight, but it's also very close to the stadiums. Our first stop was the Fran's Chocolates factory. 


They've set up shop in an old brewery. 


We loved getting to see the chocolate being prepared in the viewing area. Every piece is made by hand, which reminded me of Puyricard, a little chocolate factory we toured while studying in Provence.



We tried some of their fantastic sipping chocolate. 


And picked out a few Easter treats.



From there, we drove five minutes down the road to Jack's BBQ. I read about it the Seattle Times' best new restaurants of the year list a few months ago and have been dying to go ever since. The owner is from Dallas and used to work as a software developer at Adam's company. 


He actually greeted us when we came in! We didn't have to wait for a table, but I appreciated the stack of Texas-themed children's books in the lobby. 


Scott and I both ordered the "Taste of Texas" sampler - brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and sausage with bread and two sides. We happily shared with Claire and Maggie and still had plenty of leftovers. 


We agreed that next time we'd go with a single meat plate - my favorite was brisket and his was pulled pork. The only bad thing about visiting the chocolate factory first was that we didn't have room for dessert. Even though we were stuffed, the pecan pie and banana pudding still sounded pretty amazing. 


Oh, Claire. Why do toddlers get so awkward when the camera comes out?

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