As I begin this post, I should probably give a big thanks to Groupon, without whom we would never eat out. Seriously, Groupon. Thanks for making a night (or morning) out on the town nice and cheap.
On Saturday morning we used a Groupon for Great Bagel. One dozen bagels for $4. Awesome. We ended up with a wide variety of flavors: cinnamon raisin, french toast, maple bourbon, honey wheat, berry, chocolate chip, and salt. We ate some for breakfast on Saturday and then popped the rest in the freezer to keep them tasty for the rest of the week. Each night we simply sit a bagel out to thaw for the next morning’s breakfast. It’s been a pretty good system. I only have two complaints about Great Bagel. First, the chocolate chip bagel was gross. Just really bad. Second, their cream cheese is kind of lame. I guess I’m pretty picky about cream cheese, but this one is just super bland. But I will highly recommend the honey wheat bagel for sandwich making. Delish.
In other food and Groupon news, we dined out at the Local Taco last night. If you haven’t been, it’s a really cool looking restaurant on S. Limestone. I honestly can’t remember what used to be there, but the Local Taco definitely fits into the nice, newly refurbished feeling that the area is going for. As far as the food goes, it was alright. The tacos are really small, so when I say that Eric ordered 4 of them, don’t be overwhelmed. He tried the local bbq, the tequila lime chicken, grilled steak, and spicy shrimp tacos. I ordered the chicken and steak. The spicy shrimp taco was, by far, the best. The steak was pretty good (you can’t really go wrong with steak, in my opinion), but the chicken was definitely lackluster. Still, they pack a lot of flavor and supposedly use local ingredients, which I can appreciate. And the tortillas were really delicious. We also ordered some chips and guacamole. While the guac tasted good, I would have appreciated a more blended dip. There were some pretty whole pieces of avocado in there. All in all, we had 6 tacos and guacamole for $20 (only $10, thanks to Groupon). It was pretty good, but I think Chipotle or Qdoba gives you a bit more bang for your buck.
And continuing the food and Groupon theme (I honestly didn’t realize there would be so much Grouponing in this post), we got some more awesomeness from Groupon this week. Way back in September, Groupon offered a deal on some organic, grass fed meat. Of course, we ordered it. And then proceeded to completely forget about it until a box full of meat arrived at our door a few days ago. What a fun surprise! So now our formerly empty freezer is stocked with organic, grass-fed steak, ground beef, chicken, pork, and hot dogs. If you’re a meat eater, please try an all-beef hot dog. And if you’re not a meat eater, I’m sorry that this post has probably become incredibly offensive.
I think that’s it for the food news.
To add to this hodgepodge of a post, I’ll throw in a photo of the Fantastic Four (yes, we were cool enough to start calling ourselves this back in high school) at a wedding a few weeks ago. Kayla and Matt are two of my favorite people in the whole world.
And I might as well mention that we had the privilege of meeting Allen and Julie’s precious baby, Adleigh Ruth Tate, over the weekend. What an absolutely adorable and happy baby. Allen and Julie have been a huge part of our lives over the past 5 years, taking on the exciting task of performing our premarital counseling and marrying us in August 2010. And now they have an enormous blessing in their precious little girl, who obviously loves me, as you can tell by this photo.
I think that about wraps up this super random post. Thanks for sticking with me!