Last night was date night! We started off the evening with good parking karma, finding a metered spot (they don’t enforce meters on the weekends) right across the street from our restaurant.
It was amazing. Chad got the Caesar salad and I had a bite…also very good.
For my main course I got the paella which was also delicious. Even though you can’t really tell in the photo above, the soup bowl was huge, so I got a half portion of paella which turned out to be quite a large portion anyway. I was sad because I was too stuffed to eat my last two blue cheese stuffed olives, although I did manage to finish the second martini.
Chad got the filet and pommes frites as his entrée and I stole a fry…they were awesome as promised. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I think it is great that they offer half portions of many of their entrees and we were very happy with all of our food.
Finally I left him on the sidewalk and went into the bodega/café by myself and asked. They were very happy to point directly across the street from where we were standing. Somehow we missed this sign:
This was a tiny little bar with a tiny little theater and a tiny little pool table. Fun, friendly atmosphere, though, as you can imagine. We realized that the show didn’t start until 9:00 and that the bar/theater had its own little parking lot, so we walked back to our car and moved it up to the bar. It was kind of nice to get that 10-block walk in after all our food and drinks.
Awesome. Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and had a great date night. If you are adventurous and not uptight, I would highly recommend Mme. JiJi’s CaBurlesque show for a date night.
I am so loving this menu. Today I tried the turkey sausage bagel thin egg white sandwich. It was yummy. I have also tried the asparagus, mushroom & Swiss and the BLT with avocado and all have been great.
The rest of the day will be devoted to laundry, helping the boys get started on their gifted project for this semester (bleh), television watching and blog reading.
The three day weekend feels like it was just too short.
p.s. I have officially given up on that stupid Clean for the Holidays idea of doing at least one small task of housework beyond the basic laundry/kitchen cleaning that I do every day. Obviously that was a ridiculous pipe dream. What will actually probably happen is that one day I will have a hissy fit over the state of house, yell at the boys mercilessly, then we’ll have some sort of marathon cleaning sessions and get it presentable before Christmas. Or else Santa will just have to learn what slobs we really are.