Tonight we got together with some of Karen’s friends, who happen to also be the parents of one of my sisters good college friends: The Blakeys.
Our dinner wasn’t until 7:30 and at about 6PM my stomach was growling for dinner! I can ignore the general build of hunger before a meal, and I generally hate to snack before dinner, but I cannot ignore growls!
I had a yogurt with some Hemp Plus granola plus a Carrs cracker to tide me over
For the second time this week, we took out-of-towners to Mono Loco! [And we may be returning for a THIRD visit to take the new set of Great Harvest people for a Spice-a-rita. Word has gotten out they are famous!]
You just can’t ignore the festive patio and large delicious menu.
I decided to be uber-adventerous and order a different drink. I decided on a Hibiscus, White Tequila and Lime margarita
It tasted good, but it was pretty sweet and it just didn’t taste well with our food. Once I’d sipped it down 1/3 I asked our server if I could have a glass of club soda to water it down with to try to dilute the sweet. I just don’t like sweet!
When she realized I wasn’t 100% happy, she offered to get me a new drink to replace it. I felt bad, but I agreed and she was SUPER nice. Thanks, Mono Loco, for the excellent customer service!!
Can you guess which drink I returned to? Spice-a-rita. Not too sweet and perfectly mixed. I’m never not ordering this again!
Our table shared the nachos to start. Boy were they cheesy!
For tonight’s dinner I had a burrito-as-a-bowl with cod and crispy avocado. Crispy because I think the avocado was seared! It didn’t change the avocado much, but you just can’t go wrong with the delicious green cream.
I ate about 2/3 – also can’t go wrong with the Mono Loco burritos!
After dinner, we promenaded along the downtown mall. We contemplated Sweet Frog but we’d had so much to eat we all turned it down. Imagine that.
Time for bed!! In clean sheets!!
And speaking of bed, I’m on the market for a new mattress topper. We have a foam mattress and have had the same bunched-up, cheap foam pad on our bed for 6 years now. It’s got lumps where the sun don’t shine, and we could really use a new one. I’m thinking about a featherbed but I’m also thinking about a memory foam topper. Any recommendations!? I’m willing to spend more if something comes highly recommended.
One more day off before Opening Week begins!!