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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saturday night out around town

Saturday out around town
Originally uploaded by dino0477.
Post in progress check back later for foodporn and sex

Alright alright I know you are dying to get the post. So I got up extra early (7am on a Sunday!) to write it for you - It has nothing to do with Grumpy's snoring really nothing!

Anyhow so Grumpy and I went to check out Syndey Meers new restaurant. Syd is a local chef and artist that grew up in Louisiana and loves Cajun cuisine. He was one of the founders of Cowboy Syd's where you could get Alligator and other interesting foods.

Anyhow we had 8pm reservations for The Stove his new place. While our directions got us lost once we quickly found the restaurant along side older small building in what looked like downtown of a smaller older city. Syd greeted us upon walking in to the place. The decor was done really cool, a lot of this work and some of others. See for me a good restaurant has to have more than good food. The ambiance is just as important. See when we went to Create not to long ago the food was good but the place was so small that you felt cramped in it was horrible.

Anyhow back to dinner. See the photo above look closely at the classes - isn't that a cool shape. My little fruit drink according to the check was a Mai Tai but it didn't taste like one - it was yummy so that's all that matters. Sorry for the quality of the photos they are from a phone since I didn't think it was proper to sit there and take pics of the food with my camera.

We started with appetizers, Grumpy had a Shrimp Cocktail and I had the Cheese Platter. You pick out one of many cheeses - mine was a Virginian Goat Cheese. It was so good (aside from some pieces of meat that Grumpy was happy to eat for me). They also served homemade bread with it and OMG it was fabulous. Syd offered me to take some home but Grumpy wouldn't let me :(.

For dinner Grumpy had the "Visiting Dinner" A steak . He loved every bite of it - poor guy doesn't get enough red meat being married to me. I had called ahead since they don't offer vegetarian dishes but will make them if you let them know your coming. Syd made me a Vegetarian Gumbo that was WOW let me see if I can remember all the goodies in it. It had baby corn, radish, squash, tomatoes, potatoes and some other veggies I can't remember (Syd feel free to add via comment!)

I couldn't finish my dinner after all the cheese and bread so I took it home with me because I knew that if dinner was that good I had to try and eat dessert.

After looking at all the yummy choices I had to try Syd's Sextuplet Truffel. It includes six types of chocolate - Jin you would have loved this. PS. Syd shares your believe about ingredients ;)OMG it was amazing I am so going back for that. Grumpy was lucky that I was full or he'd never gotten a bite! I had a dessert wine with it - a German Beerenauslese yummy. Anyhow we'll go back - my 30th b-day is coming up in a month and half (HELP!!!! I AM TURNING, THAT MEANS I AM NOT IN MY TWENTIES ANYMORE)

After leaving the restaurant we went by the bar Grumpy and I met. It was pretty dead so we didn't stick around for too long. We got a pretty busy Sunday - Water country with the au pairs and after that we are to meet up with Grumpy's mom and there is always homework for me.


The Phosgene Kid said...

Drinks with Umbrellas, always a crowd pleaser!!

Dino aka Katy said...

I'll post the rest tomorrow - the food was amazing

jin said...

"Post in progress check back later for foodporn and sex"


Did you get some?
I got me some the other night...uh-huh...yes I did! ;-)

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos & Jin - post is up and you'll find the sex - look towards the end ;)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Sounds great!! I am full from just reading about the food. Tell him to open a place in Phoenix and I'll drop by...

Kingcover said...

The 30s isn't so bad. Honest. Possibly! ;-)
Looking at all that yummy food is making me hungry now. I think you did that on purpose! *stomach rumble* :-P

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - you may have told him yourself i had sent him the link to the post

KC - good mission accomplished

Bubs said...

Wow that looks good.

Every time I visit southern Louisiana and eat Cajun or Creole food I think it's got to be one of the hardest places to be a vegetarian. Glad to hear your gumbo was tasty. When I make it it's loaded with andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp.

jin said...

The food looks fantastic Katy!!
Glad you had such a nice time.

BTW...30 is a breeze! Just pretend it's 20! ;-)

the not so "new" mom on the blog said...

Wow Wee - That looks so delicious!!!! (See if Grumpy will let you have a GPS then you would not have gotten lost - hehehehe). Sorry for being so scarce lately but thank you for popping around on a regular basis!

Keep Well and Take Care!

Dino aka Katy said...

Bubs - its not to bad because of the french influence in the foods I just end up eating a lot of side dishes

Jin - you would have loved this place especially desserts

NMOTB - well he is not letting me of "gadget restriction" as he calls it so I guess I'll be getting lost a bit longer

Beth said...

all that food looks so good. I love a good steak!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Never trust anyone under thirty. It use to be "over thirty", but I changed it when I hit 31...

angel said...

oh now i'm starving! it all looks and sounds incredible- and i'm so glad you clarified the glass shape thing... i was getting a little worried!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I'll bet you are still full!!!

Dan said...

Jin would have loved it?? How about ME?? I would have loved it!!! Dammit! Did you save me some? No??

The horror. :)

Dino aka Katy said...

Beth - Grumpy likes steak too

Phos - LOL that is what I was always thought

Angel - no problem so what did you eat

Phos - sort off. I just polished off the last of my left overs from that meal

Dan - I am sorry Dan you would have loved it too :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

SO where you going this Saturday??

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - working