sraun: WTF? (wtf)
[ profile] iraunink and I went to TGIFriday's to try the Endless Appetizer special. The clientele was not what I would have expected at 7-8pm on a Saturday night. I saw a fairly even age distribution - at least two families with small children, a number of couples of our age or older, and just about anything in between. The background music was not loud, and the TV was playing what appeared to be Little League championships. The bar area was well-lit and quiet. This is not the TGIFriday's I know!

For anyone who's interested in the special - it's a per-person 'pick AN appetizer and get an unlimited number of them' - you're welcome to share with other's doing the same thing'. Go with a group.
sraun: I Dined Out for Life (I Ate)
Thursday is our standing dinner date with Don & Margo (WANOLJ), with the occasional addition of Karen and/or Gin (WAANOLJ).

Tonight, we went out for dinner at Hazel's Northeast for Dining Out For Life, where participating restaurants give some percentage of their take for the night to AIDS/HIV relief - in Minneapolis, it goes to support The Aliveness Project.

We were joined by Julie and Deanna (WANOLJ). We had Fried Green Olives for an appetizer - I had one, that is all of that I'll ever have to have. I had the Swedish Meatballs, [ profile] iraunink had the Runestone Steak, Deanna had the Daily Risotto, Julie had the Pasta Pomidoro (sp?), Don & Margo each had burgers. For dessert, [ profile] iraunink & I had banana chocolate bread pudding, Don & Margo each had chocolate pecan pie with Vanilla ice cream, Julie had a banana split in home-made waffle-cone bowl, and Deanna skipped dessert.

We were all very happy with our meals. It was fun. They ... were fairly obviously overwhelmed. We had a reservation for 7pm, we finally got seated about 7:45, and got out of the restaurant about 9pm. It's out of the way for us, but will go onto the list of 'stop by if it's convenient'.

[ profile] kalikanzara - it's 2-4 blocks north of your place, on Johnson. If you haven't tried it, you should. It would be a nice place to go eat at from a party at your place.

Dinner out

Jan. 13th, 2011 05:20 am
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[ profile] iraunink and I went out to dinner Tuesday night. We went to Bagu, and split their Pirate's Platter.

We really liked it. We're thinking about going back some Thursday night for their all-you-can-eat sushi.

Which brings to mind a question - for those of you in the Twin Cities who like sushi, who else is doing all-you-can-eat sushi? How much and when?
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Just ordered tickets for [ profile] iraunink and me to The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis, 4 December at 8pm at the Orpheum.

Busy Day

Oct. 31st, 2010 09:19 pm
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[ profile] iraunink has been wanting a road-trip since ... early September? I realized a couple of days ago that today or tomorrow would be a good time, and pointed this out to her.

She was up between 8:00 & 8:30 (or, as she would put it, oh-dark-thirty) this morning. For those of you who don't know her - she considers 10am the start of morning. She wasn't quite as eager as child on Christmas morning. I got up about 30 minutes later, we did some puttering, got ready, and walked the dogs.

We left the house shortly before 10. We went to Subway for breakfast, then took I-94 over to Wisconsin, where we caught state highway 35 south. Our intended destination was LaCrosse. We stopped at convenience store somewhere south of Prescott, where we got some snacks and two bottles of New Glarus Ale - one Cherry, one Raspberry Tart. We headed farther south, stopping at Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery. There we got two bottles of wine and four-pack of sparkling cider. We had lunch at Third Street Deli somewhere south of Maiden Rock. On the road again, and stopped at Seven Hawks Vineyards - there we got two bottles of wine. Headed further south, gave up before we got to LaCrosse and crossed back into Minnesota at Winona. Stopped at Falconer Vineyards and got three bottles of wine there.

We got home about 5pm, walked the dogs, and order pizza from Papa John's. Trick-or-treaters started showing up. Pizza got here, we had Falconer Vineyards LaCrescent wine with it.

It was a fun day.
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We got a postcard from the Austin Lounge Lizards today. We're going to their show at The Celtic Junction in St. Paul this Friday, 9/17 at 7:30.
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I didn't have to go to work today! Yay! (Downside - I work 7am-7pm on Black Friday. I'm not certain this isn't a win.)

My weekend started on Wednesday - [ profile] iraunink & I picked up [ profile] elisem, and we went to Bakers Square for dinner.

Thursday [ profile] iraunink took me to Burger King for lunch, then we went to JoAnne Fabrics where she bought some yarn, and then Don & Margo (WANOLJ) came over our weekly dinner get-together. They brought pork-chops & mashed potatoes & a sweet bread for dessert, we provided salad, veggies, and whipped cream (to enhance the dessert).

Friday was a quiet day at home - we never made it out of the house.

Saturday was a Minn-StF Meeting at [ profile] fmsv & [ profile] cowfan's. Much fun was had with their Player Piano. I was very happy I didn't have to go home to go to work - we didn't leave until 1:30 Sunday morning, at which point the group around the Player Piano was still going strong. IIRC, I played 1-12 rolls myself.

Today was get woken up by the dogs about 11am, two loads of laundry, get caught up on computer stuff, not accomplish as much as I wanted. Dinner was Bellatoria Supreme Pizza and Turning Leaf Riesling wine. I'm shortly headed for bed.
sraun: I Dined Out for Life (I Ate)
I won four tickets to Wine+Dine by Design, a night of South African wines and appetizers at International Market Square. [ profile] iraunink & I used two of the tickets, [ profile] sevenmpls & Dorf used the other two. We all had fun, Dorf won a bottle of wine. [ profile] iraunink & I would be more than willing to do it again! Tickets would have been $25/couple, with the proceeds going to benefit Spare Key.

The Menu )

Date Night

Oct. 25th, 2008 07:57 pm
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Pizza: California Pizza Kitchen Chicken Fajita
Wine: Northern Vineyards Lady Slipper (this is a semi-sweet rose from a Stillwater, MN vineyard)
TV: an Ace of Cakes episode

This is one of the reasons I really want a M-F 9-5ish job...

Date Night

Jan. 18th, 2008 08:33 pm
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Movie: Torchwood "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang"*
Wine: skipped the wine tonight
Pizza: Bellatoria Ultra Thin Crust Chicken Fajita

* - Our old DVD player died. [ profile] laurel had pointed at a nice replacement unit (thanks,[ profile] laurel ), which we order through her Amazon associate link. It showed up this afternoon, I let it warm up and plugged it in, grabbed a torrent, copied the AVI to my USB drive, and, voila! Torchwood.

[ profile] iraunink was very happy with me! I hadn't pointed out this capability of the new unit, and she'd missed it. {grin}

Date Night

Dec. 29th, 2007 08:45 pm
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Movie: An Ace of Cakes episode from Food Network
Wine: Theodor Nicholas 2004 Liebfraumilch Rheinhessen
Pizza: Bellatoria Ultra Thin Crust Garlic Chicken Alfredo

Not much of a movie tonight - there was grocery shopping this morning, gaming this afternoon, and making my egg bake for twelve days worth of breakfast. Busy day!

Date Night

Dec. 16th, 2007 07:02 pm
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Tivo catch-up: Greatest Weather Moments, 100-78
Wine: Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Pizza: Bellatoria Ultra Thin Crust Ultimate Supreme

Date Night

Dec. 7th, 2007 07:24 pm
sraun: Hallowed Hunt Cover (bad santa hat portrait)
Movie: Labyrinth
Wine: Moon Shadow Gewurztraminer 2005 California
Pizza: Archer Farms Ultra-thin Crust Margherita

Date Night

Nov. 30th, 2007 10:28 pm
sraun: Hallowed Hunt Cover (bad santa hat portrait)
Movie: Hogfather
Pizza: Asparagus & Plum Tomato

Date Night

Nov. 24th, 2007 06:20 pm
sraun: Hallowed Hunt Cover (bad santa hat portrait)
TiVo catchup: Torchwood "Combat"
Pizza: Archer Farms Roasted Garlic Chicken thin crust
Wine: Charles Shaw Shiraz 2005

Date Night

Nov. 9th, 2007 07:26 pm
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Movie: Tivo catch-up - Numbers
Pizza: Archer Farms Double Italian Sausage

We skipped the wine because it's probably a migraine / unconsciousness day trigger for [ profile] iraunink. We have plans for tomorrow afternoon, she has plans for tomorrow evening, and we didn't want to risk it.

Date Night

Oct. 27th, 2007 07:42 pm
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Movie: Tivo catch-up - Numbers "Thirteen"
Pizza: Archer Farms Ultra-thin Crust Barbecue-style Chicken
Wine: Sutter Home White Zinfandel 2005

Date Night

Oct. 14th, 2007 05:40 am
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TiVo Catch-up: Eureka: A Night at Global Dynamics, Torchwood: Cyberwoman
Pizza: DiGiorno Thin Crispy Crust Spinach, Mushroom & Garlic Pizza
Wine: Charles Shaw 2005 Shiraz

Hmm - I guess I forgot to hit post last night.

Date Night

Sep. 21st, 2007 10:40 pm
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Movie: The end of Schoolhouse Rock, Eureka Maneater, Dr. Who Utopia
Wine: Yellow Tail Shiraz 2005
Pizza: Roundy's Ultra Thin Crust Chicken Fajita (pretty good, and the store brand besides!)

Date Night

Sep. 15th, 2007 08:24 pm
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Movie: TiVo catch-up - HGTV Design Star
Wine: Theodore Nicholas 2004 Liebfraumilch Rheinhessen Qualitatswein
Pizza: Freschetta Ultra Thin Supreme Pizza


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