Gosh, that was the most torturous bike ride ever! While 56* is not cold, I was not dressed for 56*. And I had to use the ladies room the entire hour-long commute home, including the 20 minutes on a bench in the cold waiting for the train (but I refused to wait in long bathroom lines). Ugh!
But it was a beautiful evening before we left!
Our quaint city is not much of a city on the weekends when the business folk are at home. (I was already starting to bundle back up…)
It was a bummer we had such a late lunch because neither of us was hungry at all for dinner! But somehow we still managed to down a few beers, salad and a small pizza. We chose Brixx, the best wood-fired pizza place ever.
The best part: the beer sampler!
I got: the Victory Golden Monkey, a Red Oak ( my favorite!) , Newcastle and Terrapin Imperial Oatmeal + Coffee Stout.
Then came dinner –
I had the famous Spinach Salad with roasted red peppers, pine nuts, a spicy honey dressing and goat cheese. Along with a slice of the husband’s pizza. (I asked for no croutons or bread with my salad to keep it lighter, knowing I wasn’t hungry and there was pizza + beer to be consumed too.)
He had the Cajun Andouille & Shrimp – a new one! We got it with whole wheat crust and no onions
I had a tiny second slice
For a second course, he sampled this Cabin Fever, which was so rich and toasty!
And I drank my stout for dessert. It was just like an espresso beer – I couldn’t finish it it was so strong!
I was just going to stick with a water because even though I’d only had the equiv. of 1 pint, I was more than feeling the effects….
But turns out beers on draught were only $2!!! Who can resist that!?
So I got a Blue Moon. I think it was the ambiance urging me on. I only drank about half of it though. Zink always has excellent drink specials!
He had to finish everything I didn’t! Good think we were lightrailing + biking home
Jon Reep was hilarious. I rarely laugh out loud – and if you see me crack a smile that means something is pretty funny. But he had me laughing a number of times. The best thing about him is his delivery. The Comedy Central taping was cool too – look for me if you ever see him on! The audience was not your typical Charlotte theater crew – I think they all came from the small towns surrounding the city to see Jon!
I cannot WAIT to get in bed!!!!!!!!!!! We’re going to watch the first of The Office, Season II! We’re moving through fast.
I could go eat the kitchen now, but I am resisting and sipping warm water.