Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunny Saturday!

Another beautiful 60* day in February! We have been so lucky this past month, while the Midwest & East suffer.  I can't remember the last time we had such a dry & sunny winter. The forecast for the coming week looks beautiful too. Thank you, God! ☺

Omid and I took full advantage of the sunshine. We worked outside in the yard for a bit and on the boat; then decided we better eat at Lardo. We've been meaning to go for weeks, but never had the time. And wouldn't you know, Alton Brown came to town last week and beat us to Lardo. We were so mad that the Food Network star beat us to the punch! Oh well, better late than never! That being said, have you been? If not, go! This is my new favorite place and I can't wait to go back.

Waiting for our lunch in the gorgeous sunshine, with a Boneyard IPA. Nothing better!

Omid got the Pho'Rench dip (to die for!) & I got the pork meatball bahn mi. Very good, too, but not as tasty as Omid's.

But wait! There's more!!
We forgot to order the 'dirty fries' and had that after our sandwiches. This may have been a mistake. These are a meal on their own. Good, but next time I'll stick with the sandwiches.
By this time, we were so full, we walked up Hawthorne to try and feel better. We stumbled upon this guy....What do you think he said to Omid?!

After walking a bit, we decided we needed to finally try Salt & Straw. We drove to 23rd and walked along there for a while. Right before Salt & Straw, we saw our old friend Papa Haydn. We made the decision to visit memory lane instead of Salt & Straw. Papa Haydn it was!
For the last 20 years, I have ONLY ever ordered panna cotta at Papa Haydn. It's the best and is not to be missed. Of course, it pairs nicely with an Italian muscati. Omid got the bourbon ball (chocolate mousse with bourbon). So dense!


Our neighbor at Papa Haydn. ♥


Chris and Sarah said...

Hi, friend!! I finally dusted off my blogger password (had to ask for it to be re-sent to me!!!!)'s been a shameful year of inactivity!
Haha........I'd best get my act together!!! Good for you for sticking with it! And yay for Lardo and all it brings to our world!!!!!

erinz said...

haha! My blogstalker comment was directed at you AND your mom! ☺