Dinner With Dad

July 15, 2008

Dad and I walked downtown to have dinner at Gulf Rim, a cute Gulf Coast-inspired restaurant right on Hillsborough’s main street.

Dad loves that he can get a 24 oz "Oil Can" beer for only $4.00


And I liked the Pinot Grigio!


I debated between a salad with salmon or shrimp on top and the tacos. Normally I’d get the "safer" salad, but tonight I decided since I’d eaten light today I’d get the blackened fish tacos. They were fun to eat, and the spices were amazing!


With a side of jicama slaw and black beans. I ate both tacos (one corn, one flour tortilla) and about 2/3 of both the beans and slaw.


Dad got a Rojo Beef with fried plantains and beans + rice. I had a bite of the beef – it tasted like jerky!


I’m off to read and relax. Mom and I might take a walk if she comes back from her girls’ night out soon enough. Otherwise, we’re California bound early tomorrow morning! I’m not sure if I’ll have time to post breakfast, but I’ll try. Otherwise, I’ll report from the West Coast :mrgreen:

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1 kwaze July 15, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Your dinner looks amazing! Quick question about your lunch though….what kind of turkey do you buy? Most of it grosses me out….I would love to find one that I like:) Thanks.


2 Ashley Suzanne July 15, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Looks like you had a delightful dinner. Safe travels!


3 bethb July 15, 2008 at 7:18 pm

Yummy fish tacos!


4 Erin July 15, 2008 at 7:20 pm

The grinch on your pop is so cute!


5 sarah July 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm

i will definitely check out gulf rim soon! since they are related to flying burrito (i think) i bet they have great margaritas as well as wine! and you and your dad are super cute :) have a wonderful time in CA! also — next time you are in the area, you (and matt) are invited for dinner in chapel hill. just let me know!


6 Sammie July 15, 2008 at 7:39 pm

That is really nice that you had a date with your Dad tonight – sounds like you guys had fun.


7 ModelBehavior July 15, 2008 at 8:34 pm

(poster formerly knows as JessieP)

I love when you post pics of your family Kath, your dad is so cute!


8 Jess July 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Have a great trip! Cant wait to read all about it :)


9 Hil July 15, 2008 at 8:56 pm

I love fish tacos! Was the fish breaded, or is the brown color from some kind of spice rub?


10 Chandra (Eating to Live) July 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Have a great trip over to CA!!!! Now you’ll be making posts in the Pacific Time Zone, I’ll have to wait longer!

Enjoy the time with your family – and I just read your previous post, you and Matt seriously warmed my heart =] hehe


11 Foodie July 15, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I have never had fish tacos, but those look so appetizing.


12 Justy2003 July 15, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Have a safe trip to California!


13 Hil July 15, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Definitely enjoy CA! I’m a California girl, and even though I live in LA now, Northern California will always be my favorite.


14 Nan Barber July 15, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Your Dad is so cute and you’re so beautiful!


15 Nick July 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Scrumptious dinner! Have fun in Cali, heading back in a few days myself!


16 Penney July 15, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Wow those fish tacos look great. I am going to keep an eye out for them.
Yesterday I had watermelon mint soup at a restaurant – my first cold soup. It was so delicious!


17 Alison July 16, 2008 at 12:02 am

So fun you got to have a night with your dad and I love fish tacos! Have a great trip to San Fran!


18 suzanne July 16, 2008 at 8:47 am

Looks like you had a great time with dad!!


19 SweetsandSweats July 16, 2008 at 10:36 am

Your dad is so adorable!

And that dinner just looks amazing. I ADORE jicama. It just is so fresh and crisp–perfect for summer!


20 Natalie July 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

The fish tacos look delicious!


21 Kath July 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm

kwaze ,
We get AppleGate Farms natural turkey or Hormel brand.

sarah ,
Ooooo! Dinner would be fun! Sorry I didn’t call this time, but I was only there for a few hours. Maybe later this summer I’ll come spend a few days with mom and call you and Jessica up!

Hil ,
Not breaded – heavily blackened :)

Thanks for the sweet comments guys!



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