- On Valentine's Day, we went to the food truck park. I finally tried The Waffle Bus, which a friend of mine loves. I was unimpressed. I got fried chicken on a waffle sandwich with ancho honey and while I loved the components of the sandwich separately, I felt like they muddled together and as a whole, the sandwich was bland.
But it looked cool...
- We had our dating anniversary/Valentine's Dinner at Oxheart. I have blogged about it at least twice and wasn't going to do so again but it was just awesome. They accidentally brought our first course to other diners but gave us a free glass of wine to compensate. Okay, cool. The servers remember us each time we come in and let us try a not-on-the-menu-yet, brand new dessert they were thinking of adding with a wine pairing and both parts were amazing. The service is great, the food is unlike anything else, and I just love it. A memorable meal, for sure.
Carrots from root to tip including a fantastic dill sauce | Sourdough bread with housemade butter | Smoked swordfish with a cane syrup sauce, cabbage rolls (my favorite), and picked cauliflower | housemade sausage with beets (YUM), beef tenderloin, and sauce made from dried offal which was yummy even though it's made from internal organs | the regular baked chocolate mousse and currant dessert which was great | the extra dessert - basically deconstructed carrot cake - honey cake, cooked carrots, and a cream cheese with candied pecans.
- Andrew was sweet enough to suggest making a peanut mole using Rick Bayless' recipe, rice and beans, and brussels sprouts with bacon one night for dinner. So so good.
He uses a round cookie cutter to make the rice and beans pretty. I'm impressed every time.
- I went to happy hour with Sara and I thought that $3 wells included all cocktails on the menu. Apparently not. My Moscow Mule was $9. Thank goodness I didn't order a second. These are the problems one faces when one isn't cool enough to go to bars very often.
- A new BBQ place officially opened in Houston. It has been operating as a pop-up for nearly a year and we have gone to that a few times. So, when the restaurant opened, we had to check it out. It opened at 11:00 so we got in line at 9:35, obviously. We were about 10th in line. You could tell a few kinks were still being worked out, but the restaurant was cute inside the and the barbecue was awesome. I typically hate all BBQ place's sides but the mac and cheese and creamed corn at Killen's were fantastic. I also really like their coleslaw and normally coleslaw reminds me of nasty cafeteria food. Turkey is my current favorite thing to order and it was moist and had flavor. The fat in the brisket was rendered into the meat nicely so it tasted great, not like a layer of chewy mess. I got a pork rib and it was good but I didn't feel like gnawing on the bone, honestly. Andrew ordered a pork belly rib, affectionately known as a bacon rib, and oh my gosh.... it's a big, fat, piece of smoked bacon. Completely awesome. This place isn't close to our house at all but we will be back many, many times, I'm sure.
Oh hey, five meat plate. Check out that giant beef rib | My three meat plate looks a little healthier but there was a pile of fatty brisket under that turkey.
- Somewhat food related - I mentioned Costco a few weeks ago and my love for it continues to grow. We had dinner there one night for less than $8. The chocolate frozen yogurt is pretty good and it's cheap. We've grabbed calzones to heat up in the oven on a particularly busy night. They have a liquor store attached that is full of deals. I bought the comfiest PJ pants ever there. Andrew brought me flowers from there and they lasted over a week! Basically, I am a crazy person who will tell you how awesome it is at every opportunity. If only I had a million people living in my house and I could justify buying more stuff there.
... and now I am officially hungry again.