A Weekend to Remember...

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Wow!  It has been a few weeks, hasn't it?  It's okay- I'm here.  Don't be a-worrying about me.
Just in case you were.  Doubt it, but thought I'd ease your mind anyway.

Now that you are comforted, let me share a little of the fun I've been having.

I had a great weekend.  Mr. K and I celebrated doubly- our anniversary and my birthday- with a three day staycation, sans-child, in our own home, doing things that we just don't do much of these days.  

Things such as eating out, watching movies, long walks without the stroller, more eating out.  

You know.

Due to the vast amounts of billage at restaurants I have not been utilizing my own kitchen lately.
For shame, I know.

Oh but it's lovely not having to cook sometimes, wouldn't you agree?

Yes, indeed.

So where did we dine?

Oh, my friends, let me tell you.

Friday evening, we partook in this divine little hole in the wall:


Mmmmm, pan-Asian.  

I indulged in some a-mazing sushi.
Take 1:  The California Roll:







Take 2: Unagi Roll 
(BBQ Eel--be still my heart!)

Mr. K- who is a little squeamish about sea-creatures 
on his plate, opted for the equally fabulous kung pao chicken:







Then came Saturday.

Lunch, to be exact.

Unfortunately I failed to bring my camera, but please
delight yourself in Charlotte's.  It is a beautiful little
soup, salad, & sandwich place.  All fresh ingredients.
Very good eats.

Then, Saturday supper.

OHHH, this place makes me tingle inside.





Mmm, hmm.

This place caters to all culinary styles and flavors.

Begin you meal, like I did, with the black bean soup:
It's creamy, smooth, and has a bit of kick to get you started.



Or opt for the bousin cheese with crostini and fig chutney:


Move on to the house salad,
a generous mix of arugula greens, toasted walnuts, granny smith
apples, crumbled feta, with a champagne vinaigrette.

Then dig in to the main fare.
Choose a special, perhaps their chicken tortellini
with grilled summer veggies:



If you are like Mr. K, you prefer a "manly" meal of 
steak-and-potatoes:



Or perhaps you aren't the ritzy type.  You just want good ol'
mac n'cheese:



'Cept this isn't like any mac you've ever had before.  Oh no.

After you are full-to-bursting, you see the next table order
this:



The flourless chocolate cake with a warm, gooey center, 
dusted with sugar, paired with a sweet mango sauce,
strawberries, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and real whipped cream.

Yeah.

Whatever your tastebuds desire, these places are built
to suit.

So...when will you take your next foodie vacation?

I suggest Iowa City.

2 comments:

Alli said...

Where is Jade sisters? I've never heard of it.

Your meal at Atlas looks divine! I might go just for dessert next time. :)

Kirsten's Cooking said...

yum.
I can think of no better weekend then stuffing myself to bursting!
Glad you had a great stay-cation :)
see ya in a few!!

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