Let's not discuss how my recent second-job-travel-assignment was cancelled. (Last minute)
Let's not discuss how that secretly thrilled me. (It did)
Let's not discuss how I'm turning into a homebody. (Fact.)
Sum it up: I had a surprise week off this past week. With no plans. Not bad at all.
What to do? Go out to eat.
Where the server literally used the phrase "I can course it out for you." Yes. Go ahead and course it out for us. Delicious. I have never been disappointed at Tilia. We arrived at 11 am and were the first people there. Within 15 minutes the place was a nut house. In a good way. We had 5 courses (don't judge). The Squash Soup was my favorite, and it was an accidental course that we hadn't even ordered. The secret ingredient? Maple vinegar tapioca pearls. Made in house. I kid you not.
Dinner at Pizzeria Lola.
Oh Lola. I love you. And this was an especially fun trip. One pizza. Several beers. Good conversation. We shut that place down.
For the buffet. I love Indian food. And I love the lady I dined with. Thankfully she loves me too... since I totally burped, while eating, and continued as if it hadn't happened. Classy. She called me out on it immediately. And that, my friends, is why we are friends.
Good. Awesome scenery. A bit hyped up? A bit. But it's lunch outside and that makes it all good no matter if you wait in line for 20 minutes.
I adore Blackbird. At the risk of sounding like an old woman, they have a $6 early bird special from 8a-10a that is.... well.... cheap and delicious. Sweet potato biscuit with sausage gravy and perfectly cooked hash browns for $6? Please. Give it to me.
Maybe it's time for me to eat tuna on crackers at home for awhile. (maybe not)
Fun fact: These restaurants are all in South Minneapolis.