So, to comfort him, I think I will drop some food under the picnic table where he will be cowering likely all weekend. Hope your four-legged friends do okay and are ready to celebrate some Independence!! Let's take some time to celebrate some Independent restaurants and breweries while we're at it :)
The Date Place
While I am thinking about this weekend's breakfast, I'm pretty sure we are going to end up at Long's again because a couple of our friends visiting town will insist...okay twist my arm! So, since I just blogged about Long's last Friday, I want to tell you about our Friday date night dinner last week. We hit up Mesh on Massachusetts Ave., which was actually planned AND reserved by Hubs. Whoa!!! I do love that!
In the spirit of smaller portion-sizes, we decided not to order an appetizer. It's hard to do when they all look so good, but we avoided. The menu is full of your gourmet American treats, steaks, fish, some vegetarian options. They get a little creative with the sides and the preparation of the entrees.
For example, Hubs chose to get the asian short ribs accompanied by spicy pickled cucumber and onion, over sticky rice and topped with a roasted garlic rangoon and drizzled over that and on the plate for a delicious-looking presentation, a soy caramel sauce. Hmmm...interesting. I apologize for the grainy photo, it's difficult to be inconspicuous while snapping shots at restaurants! You bloggers know what I'm talking about!
I actually had quite a difficult time deciding, but I of course was happy to ponder over a cocktail and some bread...yum.
After contemplating the menu for long enough, I finally made a decision. The Millers Farm Amish Chicken. I have not even mentioned yet, but Mesh also uses local foods at their establishment, so kudos to them for that. You don't have to be hippy dippy anymore to get in on this trend. I love it, and I love to support it, especially since I bring the hippy dippy wherever I go...in my heart anyway!
Remember how I mentioned portion size? Yeah, that all goes down the drain when the dessert menu is mentioned, right? Especially when the rest of my meal is so good, I just want to see what else they have up their sleeves. Fried Apple and Cranberry Pie...E-nuf said. Now, look and drool. So ridiculously decadent.
The wrap up
So, that was that. I had a good experience here. I love the location and I think they even have an outdoor seating section in the back. I should've checked it out further, but that would only be a bonus. We will definitely be eating here again. Oh yeah, on top of a good food experience, the service was really great. They were very attentive and concerned about our enjoyment at the restaurant and of the food. Can't ask for much more than that if you ask me...did you ask? Well, I forced you to take my opinion if you have read this far into my post :)
Happy, Happy 4th of July!! Please have fun and be safe. And give your pups some love for me!!