Par-tay in the neighborhood!
Came home from work and cleaned up the house for tomorrow’s open house. SO glad we did it this afternoon and not tomorrow morning when we’re rushing around! Matt is working and I’m going running and we want to be able to sleep in and enjoy breakfast! The house is totally spick-n-span at the moment
I wanted a snack at 4 but never got around to making one and before I knew it I was headed to dinner and my hunger had disappeared. Weird! Guess that means I didn’t need one in the first place.
We got to Big Daddy’s Burger Bar an hour early so we could put in a request for our table for 12. They don’t take reservations!
Matt and I put our name in and then went for a walk.
Not smart! The wind was killer. So we went back inside Big Daddy’s to warm back up after only 20 minutes. We waited at the bar for about an hour, but time went by fast and soon enough we were joined by our friends! Matt ordered a beer, but I was happy just standing and chatting.
We were finally seated (although since I was expecting a long wait it didn’t bother me at all tonight)
I couldn’t decide if I wanted a drink or not. I wanted to taste a beer, but I didn’t really want the alcohol. Esp. with my run tomorrow. So I settled for a compromise and ordered a beer sampler and gave two of them to Matt.
I kept the two dark ones – Brooklyn Brown and Sam Winter Warmer. I’m clearly a dark kinda girl.
Our friends ordered the fried pickles, which were AMAZING! Long strips!! They were nice and shared with the table and I had a few strips. Love pickles!
The birthday girl!!
For dinner I got non other than the infamous Big Daddy’s Black Bean Burger on top of a big salad. Perfection! My salad had romaine, spinach, bell peppers, cuc, corn, mushrooms, pineapple, blue cheese, a few scant walnuts and orange honey mustard on the side.
The burger was totally awesome!! Very doughy!!!! A little too oniony for me, but the texture won out.
I could have easily finished this salad, but the combination of thinking about saving some for leftovers and a trip to Tasty-Yo coming up made me put down my fork and stop eating.
Matt got a beef burger and shared a bite with me, along with some of his sweet patater fries.
But GET THIS: I took a bite of his burger and mmmmmed my way through chewing. Big Daddy’s serves grass-fed beef and I was excited to read that. Then Matt took a bite of MY burger and said "I wish I had gotten that black bean burger – so good!!’
Just a minute later our server came out with a tray with a burger on top – a beef burger – and apologized that Matt had gotten the black bean burger instead.
BOTH of us were fooled to think the black bean burger was beef!! That’s how good it was. We laughed hard.
No birthday occasion is complete without dessert, so we caravanned over to Tasty-Yo for a treat!
I am a plain kinda girl, but I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and get the Blueberry-Acai tonight. In swirl form. With blackberries, coconut and graham cracker (and a free wafer!)
It was good, but the blueberry reminded me of real flavored yogurt too much and I’m going back to plain! This size small was waaay too big and I really only wanted a few bites; However, when you have a froyo in your hands it is impossible not to keep spooning it into your mouth until it’s all gone!
Happy B-Day Emily!!