I went to dinner with Rachel Frank tonight. She is the nighttime meteorologist at Fox61. We’d traded emails, but never met… in fact we’d never even spoken until I called just a few steps from the parking garage. I was a little lost.
I am mostly a ‘downstate’ boy so most of what I know about Blue Back Square I learned while watching TV news (while sitting in the studio). It’s very impressive with a West Coast open air feel.
That wasn’t perfect for tonight’s rainy chill, but it was still cool to walk around the area (while lost, not wearing a jacket and with my umbrella safely sitting in the car — some weatherman I!).
I had Enchiladas Langosta Y Jaiba: lobster & crab escabeche baked in a roasted yellow tomato salsa, with pico de gallo and pasilla chile. Who knew lobster and crab was Mexican? I think they’ve taken liberties!
Rachel had Enchiladas Suizas: Swiss style enchiladas with shredded chicken baked in a tomatillo cream sauce with melted cheese, onions and cilantro. She also order a side of plantains which we shared.
God I wish I had her metabolism! She is thin, but not shy of food!
She’s a Penn State grad. They’ve always had a very strong meteorology department–one of the best. We talked about weather and being on TV. It’s definitely an interesting combination.
She enjoys her work. I like that.
At one point a woman made her way to our table to say hello and ask me for an autograph. Rachel and I had been talking about viewer recognition earlier and… voilà! It was a made-for-TV moment in a place I didn’t expect.