Last night was date night for the Ringers. I think this was the first weekend we haven’t been out of town since early December, so we were pretty excited to get to spend time in Lexington, rather than driving around the state. We’ve recently compiled a list of restaurants to try in Lexington, and Butt Rubb’in BBQ was the pick of the evening. Eric and I love barbecue, and we have several restaurants back home that we are ridiculously attached to (Mark’s and Big R’s), but we haven’t really ventured out in the land of Lexington BBQ. We have tried Billy’s, which claims to be the best BBQ in Lexington (I believe this is absolutely false), and Brooks BBQ 2, which is pretty good. After last night, Butt Rubb’in BBQ is our new Lexington favorite. Despite the horrible name, and the even more terrible slogan (“Everybody loves a good butt rub”), the BBQ is tender and delicious. I got a pulled pork BBQ sandwich, and Eric got pulled pork on cornbread, topped with a tiny cornbread pancake. We both got sides of sweet potato fries and garlic bread, which were also delicious. It should be noted that a slice of garlic bread is only 35 cents. And that’s awesome.
After a delicious dinner, we headed to Joseph Beth, our favorite Lexington bookstore. This is pretty much our go-to winter date activity. When it’s super cold and gets dark at 5:30, the bookstore is our favorite source of entertainment.
Next up, we rented Moneyball and curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate. If you haven’t seen Moneyball, you should. It’s really good. As a person with no interest in baseball or statistics, I didn’t have high hopes for this movie. But I guess you can’t really go wrong with Brad Pitt.
I think the whole movie watching situation was made a bit more entertaining with our set-up for the evening. The furnace for our apartment is in the back of the living room, and when it kicks on, that thing is loud. Like, change the volume from level 12 to level 72 kind of loud. I don’t know if it is actually getting louder everyday, but it really seems that way. After struggling to hear any of the dialogue for a while, we eventually picked up the couch and moved it just a couple feet away from the TV. Problem solved.
Of course, we have many months of winter ahead, and we’re certainly looking for some more creative date ideas. What do you do in the winter? We’d love some new fun activities!