This weekend, we said goodbye to a place we love in Renton, WA. The AFK Elixirs & Eatery has graciously hosted us for fun book events with fabulous food on several occasions: Gifts For Geeks, I <3 Books, Destination Staycation, and Reading in the Dark. Last night, after having their property sold out from under them less than a week ago, the AFK closed its doors for good.
I could talk about how much this sucks. It was a great place with excellent geek and gamer themed decor. The menu item names were excellent: dwarven battle bread; ULT–Unicorn meat, lettuce, and tomato; 1Up burger, spell-frizzled onions, and so on.
Instead, many of us who loved the place gathered over the weekend to wish it a fond farewell and entice the owners into finding a new home for what was arguably the best geeky restaurant ever. Thank you, AFK E&E, for being the place where I finally got to win for once at CAH, where I met many great people (including Jeffrey Cook and AJ Downey), and where I discovered some truly excellent new games and books.
Sad to see this place go. Hope to see them in a new venue soon.