Friday night, we grabbed a bottle of wine on the way home from work, then went to Pizaro's for pizza. They have this special oven from Italy that cooks pizza at 900 degrees for 90 seconds. The ingredients are sparse but high quality. A salad, a sausage and mushroom pizza, and a bottle of Riesling (no corkage fee!) made for an easy, yummy Friday dinner. I proceeded to go home, camp out in front of the TV, and fall asleep at 9pm during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Oops.
This place is casual and I love that it's BYOB... pizza is good too!
Saturday started slow, but then we got out to check out the new Costco basically down the street from the house. I have never been to one before and I wanted to buy everything. $30 Toms? $15 queen-sized blankets? And all the food on top of that? We went in undecided on a membership and then fell in love, so we stood in the super long line to get one. We didn't buy anything too exciting this time through but we did buy more paper towels than I can store so I already feel like I need a stockpile room like the ladies on Extreme Couponing.
The most exciting part of the weekend was visiting a food truck park close by. A former favorite food truck, the Modular, decided to focus their efforts on a restaurant, Goro and Gun, a few years ago. A few weeks ago, they opened their food truck back up as Goro and Gun's The Modular with a new look. The truck was painted by a local artist who also painted my favorite animal in the art project I worked on in November. It was gorgeous!
Andrew ordered their Yaka Mien, which was a beef soup with ramen and a 63 degree egg. I tried it pre-egg and it was delicious. I would definitely order it and let him have the egg. A 63 degree egg basically looks like a hard-boiled egg, but the yolk is barely set. You can basically pop it open and stir the yolk into the broth. We also got an order of flash-fried brussels sprouts to share and you guys... they were amazing! They had pickled raisins in them for a little sweetness and I could have eaten two orders on my own, easily.
Andrew ordering from Goro and Gun's The Modular | Brussels Sprouts | The Beef Soup | Mac and Cheese Eggrolls | We were giggling at this unfortunately-named truck. Really people??
I had a party to go to that night, so I just wanted to snack. I ordered beef and mac and cheese eggrolls from a truck called Muiishi Makirritos; they were good, but the beef flavor was almost too strong. It was a really interesting concept, though, and came with a creamy cilantro sauce that I didn't like with the rolls but was great by itself. I wished I had some tortilla chips to dip in it!
My friend since high school's sister had a housewarming party on Saturday night that was pretty much ladies-only, so I left Andrew behind to attend. I have known their family for so long that it was great to see not only my friends but their mom, cousin, and family friend and catch up! The family friend has a cookie decorating business and made cookies as favors. They were so cute!
Sunday was cleaning and laundry day since Andrew was smoking a brisket and was pretty chained to the house. The brisket came out really well and he made smoked guacamole in the middle of the day as a snack. He also grilled corn. I give him a hard time whenever possible but I am really am lucky to have a husband who enjoys cooking. We also started watching Season 3 of Homeland and really, I am kind of getting why everyone hated Dana so much. She is driving me nuts!
So, that's basically it. Do you ever whine and ruin someone's plans? What are your favorite non-single Dave songs? What's your favorite thing to get at Costco? I feel the need to go again already...