Happy Saturday! Sorry I was MIA last night, we had a little bit too much fun 😉
112 Eatery was a great local neighborhood find! The restaurant was pretty small, but the layout and the design made it feel just the opposite. This was definitely a local favorite, the restaurant was still packed when we left at 10.
Mike wanted to take a photo of the bar. Pretty neat!
When you sit down at your table, you are greeted with salted spicy almonds and olives. The almonds were tasty, but the olives tasted a little bland- blah.
Followed by a BREAD BASKET!!! Now, I know a lot of people shy away from bread, especially white bread, but this is one love of mine that I can’t pass up. The bread was warm and chewy, I had one piece with a small dab of butter.
The appetizers on the menu didn’t appeal to any of us. Mike, as well as one of our friends, isn’t particiularly a seafood fan. All but three of their appetizer choices were seafood, and the other three, well, didn’t sound too hot either. So instead, we ordered Cauliflower Fritters. (My photo, followed by a much better photo from their website)
Meh, I had a bite and wasn’t too impressed. However, Mike and our friend Luke, LOVED these. Boys and anything fried, huh? 🙂
For dinner, I had heard that you can’t go wrong with the burger and fries, so that is what I got!
Holy.totally.not.good.for.you.! But oh, oh, so good! The burger was topped with brie cheese by the way. I had about a little of 1/2 of it, maybe closer to 2/3? The french fries were ‘double fried’ and extra crispy on the outside, but soft in the inside, just the way I like it. I had a few handfuls of these bad boys as well.
Mike and our friend Jodi (hi Jodi!) ordered the gougère & fried mortadella sandwich, which was basically a spin on a classic ham and cheese. After a bit of disappointment due to how tiny it was, Mike put it in a hilarious way, ‘It was really good plane food!’. What a comedian 🙂
On the side, Mike ordered pan-fried gnocchi w/ parmesan reggiano…. there are no words for this dish. Wow, so good!
Now, I had only ever had the kind of gnocchi you buy at the grocery store. Folks, that doesn’t even come close to the real deal. It is a definite must try.
The four of us also split a bottle of Riesling 🙂 We headed back to our place after for a few more drinks and some Rock Band action. By the time that our friends left, I was exhausted and didn’t have the mental capacity to get me through writing this post. But I may or may not have had a few spoonfuls of ice cream, I’ll leave that one up to you to guess. But here the post is this morning!
So I set my alarm for 8:30 this morning, which is super late for me to wake up, even on a weekend. I find myself getting up at 7 even on the weekends. But with the late night, I let myself ‘sleep in’. I had half of an Arnold’s sandwich thin (love these), with Jungle Banana PB Loco peanut butter. I told ya’ guys I had a huge stash of nut butter flavors- although they are only limited to pb and ab.
I am off to the gym here in a few minutes to attempt to run. Ugh… the thought of running right now. I’ll be fine though, I’m just too comfy in my pj’s!
We have a not-so-fun day today. Mike and I both have to go to our respective ‘old houses’ and clean them out since our leases end September 1st at the old digs. I also have a few last pieces of furniture that we need to pack up and take out to my aunts. Hopefully tonight I can curl up on the couch and relax.
But an exciting thing that I get to look forward to- in less than a week I get to go to DALLAS TO SEE MY MAMA!!! Mike is coming with, and my brother is flying in as well. Ahhh, I love going ‘home’, its the greatest feeling. And plus, you guys will get to go on a mini-vaca with me too, I’ll be sure to take lots of photos.
Ok, I am off my friends!
What is your favorite thing about going ‘home’ to your parents house?