WOW, what a crazy evening!!!!
We started things around 6pm when I finished studying and we put on casual clothes and biked to Mezzanotte , the pizza place we were planning to meet our friends. It took us forever to decide where to go to dinner (the pizza place a block away? A fancy Italian place we’ve been wanting to try?) I was in a SUPER beer mode so we decided on pizza and beer – but the fancier one (also thanks to the help of Tina via G-chat!!). The bike ride was about about 5.5 miles and took us about 40 minutes. Let me tell you, biking as transportation is NOT glamorous – I was damp all over when we arrived and my outfit was not cool. But I survived. And the husband was all-but-glowing the whole way there. He kept saying how much he loved biking with me, yadda, yadda. Little did he know what was coming!
We were thoroughly disappointed upon arrival that the beer list was quite pathetic. A few domestics and Sierra Nevada . We both ordered one (I was really disappointed there were no wheat beers) and checked out the menu.
Within 2 minutes of reading the menu, we could sense this wasn’t our style of restaurant. Our old favorite pizza place was just about a mile away and has an awesome beer selection: Brixx Pizza . So we quickly made the decision to evacuate our new place and head there by bike. Knowing I’d want a different beer at Brixx, I gave at least half of my Sierra Nevada to the hub to chug 8)
The last bit of sunlight all day!
About 3 minutes down the road, we got caught in the biggest downpour EVER !! The clouds were gray when we left, but I never thought we’d really get this soaked. I think we picked the worst part of the city to ride through too. We knew we couldn’t eat in a restaurant this soaked so we just headed for home. I had mud ALL over me from my tires. It was awful. 5.5 miles in pouring rain!! For some reason , I wasn’t that hungry. I think I had the perfect lunch combo, and then the Sierra Nevada helped tide me over. It was 8:45 by the time we got home and had changed into dry clothes!
And to make things more interesting, when we got home – THE STREET WAS COMPLETELY DRY!! It didn’t rain at all in our neighborhood, just a hint at how far from home we were.
So on the way home, we debated getting pizza from the mom & pop shop a block from our house and a 6-pack from HT, or going back to Brixx. The husband decided for us and declared I wouldn’t be happy without the beer sampler I had already decided on getting
It made my night when we heard Pachelbel’s Canon on the classical station on the way there <3
Once there, at 9pm, there was still a 15 minute wait! We went to the bar and split a Leinenkuegel 1/3 for me, 2/3 for him.
We were finally seated (still not even that hungry!) and I ordered the beer sampler I’d been craving. I have no idea why beer was so appealing tonight. Maybe because I was mentally preparing all day!?
L to R: Newcastle (for my Cambridge days ), some strange Sun shaped wheat beer, Leinenkuegel , Blue Moon . Can you tell what my favorite kind of beer is?! I also love Killians, Red Oak + Sam Adams Summer.
Roughin’ it with wet hair -
He got a Rye Pale Ale
Hers : a Brixx Spinach Salad with goat cheese, red peppers, pine nuts, croutons, honey+vinegar dressing, focaccia bread.
His : Bruschetta Appetizer . I had one big piece with topping -
And we split the Spicy Shrimp Pizza – an old favorite!! With more goat cheese, red pepper, basil, mozarella, parmesan, Cholula, spicy shrimp. I had 2.5 pieces.
As if we could stop there – there’s a Ben + Jerry’s right across the street! We totally didn’t need any more food, but it was too hard to resist.
I got the Cake Batter with Chocolate Icing!
GOOD. DRY. NIGHT!!!
What a wet week!