Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Date Night

Tim and I had an unplanned little date night last night! I love date night on Monday night, so spur of the moment, unplanned and spontaneous.

It all started when I got home, I was so hungry. I had a HUGE latte and one little snack bag of sweet potato baked chip things and that was it, so my stomach wanted something more substantial before turning in for the night.

We decided to go to Emmy's Spaghetti Shack, right around the corner from my house. We have gone here quite a bit since it opened years ago, but it had been a while.

I love the vibe in this place, indie/punk music, handwritten menus, wine and beer on the chalkboards. Simple menu and so yummy!

I started with a drink called a Tulip Julep (with a 70/30 pour, mostly bourbon)so I was buzzed before the food got to the table. Funny, I sort of want one of those drinks right now at my desk. Ok, back to dinner...we split the "bigger" size Cesar Salad - so much garlic it was insane! We each ordered spaghetti, mine without meat balls, his with. He ordered wine, I stuck with the Tulip Julep. The portions here are insane and the booth benches are a little low so you actually feel like a little kid sitting in front of a huge bowl of spaghetti. I love that. We ate spaghetti while oooeing and ahhhing at each other across the table, biting pieces of garlic bread in between lovingly twisting pasta around our forks lining up our next bites. It was so delicious! The service here is awesome too, very cute indie girls with streaked hair dressed in black with their vintage glasses on but not the kind of place where it feels forced like some hipster places here in the city where guys were skinny jeans (EWE!).

Anyway, after dinner was done (we saved half of our entrees for lunch today, I forgot mine of course, boooo), we decided to take a look at the dessert menu. They had something called Peanut Butter Bar, served with Mitchell's Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce. Well, for those of you in the know, Mitchell's is the best local ice cream around my part of town so I was sold and I love peanut butter anything. The peanut butter "bar" was salty and peanut buttery with a large baseball size ball of ice cream on top and coated in chocolate sauce. I am not a huge fan of the chocolate, but this combo is a do not miss if you go to Emmy's. Sweet, salt, rich, cold, creamy, ohmygoodness!!! The dessert with a glass of muscat put me over the edge. I was drunk. Walked the three blocks home, worked on my journal a little - made a little collage in it while singing Cat Stevens songs with Tim and went to bed. I woke up this morning face planted into the bed, no pillow and covered over my head in blankets. A good night in deed.

2 days until Malta!


Angela said...

This sounds awesome, such a yummy dinner, dessert and tasty cocktails to boot, incredible! I'm calling you to scream about you going to Malta in 48HOURS!!!!!
Love you,

The Maltese Kat said...

I missed it - did you call?
I will try and call you tomorrow and then again in Chicago during my layover, we will connect before I leave.
XO - Kater

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