Had a lunch date on Friday and since we were practically in Chinatown, decided to go to this restaurant known for their bbq/roast pork and congee. So we decided to have this-
|Shrimp wonton noodle soup|
Teehee... It was yum!
It rarely happens but this is one of those places I don't know/remember the name of the place. Kinda' hard to, when it's in a totally different language. Hah!
Then, at the end of the day, I didn't think I'd be going out but I got a message from a friend asking if I wanted to go out for a quick drink. Yah, quick drink my behind! LOL... We decided to go to one of our usual haunt. This place is part of the rotation, especially in the winter time. We come here often enough that we just feel right at home. Sandy, the owner, cannot, seriously, give better service. I swear, she has the memory of an elephant! She knows what our usual orders are, even the drinks. Scarily enough, yes, that's how often we go there.
It was fun!:)
To cap the night off, how could we not end with dessert! Yes, it goes with wine too, we said... haha
In hindsight, may not have been the best move to go out the night before knowing full well that the day after will be a long one. O well.
Yesterday was, needless to say, was a loooooong day. But hey, at the end of it, it was one of the most satisfying days I've had. Granted we could have dealt way with the long drive but when you're with good company, oh, what the hey!
Not only did we get to do a good deed but our very first food club meeting was also held.
Again, in hindsight, may not have been the smartest choice to have a dinner after doing what we did during the day. Again, o well.
So, for our very first "meeting", we ended up at this place. I had my concerns, especially after seeing that it was in a strip mall, but I was told, considering the area where we were, that it's something to be expected, hah! Fortunately, my concerns were unfounded. Whew!
I do apologize for the quality of most of the pics as they were all taken with my phone:p
For appies, we had the following:
One appie didn't quite make the cut, unfortunately, as none of us were pleased with it; therefore, went back to the kitchen and got taken off our bill (fortunately). Then, of course, for a brief moment, we all wondered how we were going to pay for that opinion we just voiced about the food. Is it just us? hehe
For the main course, I had the osso bucco. May not have been the best I've had, but it was delish!!! Tender as tender can be, for sure.
And the others had...
|Spaghetti Alla Fra'Diavolo|
They weren't kidding when they said "lots of garlic". 2 people ordered this, separately, and neither was disappointed. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.
|Coza! Platter (shared by 2 people)|
Inside the restaurant...
|... something about this lighting was just mesmerizing...|
maybe it was just the wine:p
And, of course, what's dinner without...
|House red (Negroamaro)|
Ah, crazy busy long day... good times!!!