Tonight we met our friends Sara and Juan for a night on the town. Everything about the night was last minute – up to the restaurant choices. We had planned to meet for pizza + gelato, but our evening turned into a fabulous bar hop!
I sipped on a Manhattan – my signature drink – straight up. Although I should clarify that I don’t drink 100% classic Manhattans because I like them extra sweet (like my grandfather) but instead of a heavy sweet vermouth pour, I always ask for a little cherry juice. At Blue Light Grill, they only have tart cherries, so instead he added a little homemade pomegranate grenadine – and it was sooo good!
A while later we ordered round #1 of apps – Mussels with Frites
And Fried Oysters! Both were quite delicious on the palate.
Another round of drinks was had (Matt’s beer – sips for me throughout the rest of the night)
Apps here included the Queso Dip
A tall salad with beets, candied nuts and goat cheese fritters
And Black-Eyed Pea Hummus –
Seltzer to drink!
And the climax of the night was our dessert hop where I got that eggnog gelato I’ve been craving all week. Mixed in with the gingerbread flavor, which I loved at first but got too heavy on the ginger in my throat at the end. Luckily the lovely Splendora’s team noticed and offered me a taste of peppermint to clear my palate!
The walk home was cold. Very very cold. In fact, I’m still wearing my down coat as I finish this post!
Pancakes for breakfast!?