Garden and Eating

I took a nice long walk over (and down) to Kate’s Joint this afternoon. I’d never been there, but for quite some time it had been on my unwritten list of “must try” lunch spots. I walked like an ant to get there: quickly and on a zigzag path. Unlike an ant, however, I did not carry a crumb 50 times my body weight while doing so.
On my way, I stumbled across this beautiful little garden:

And then I had a big beautiful lunch:

McKate Burger
Two Un-Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce,
Non-Dairy Cheese, Pickles, Onions
on Whole Wheat Sesame Seed Bun
(and of course French Fries)

What was the occasion? Why, the birthday of James Baker, of course!

Happy 203rd (very slightly belated!), Mr. Baker … whoever you were and wherever you may be!
Kate’s Joint — 58 Avenue B
The Creative Little Garden — 530 East Sixth Street
New York City Marble Cemetery — Second Street, just east of Second Avenue