Pros, Cons & Pizza

October 22, 2010

Thanks for your comments on yesterday’s post about moving.  I received some good words of advice and found out that many readers really don’t like moving. :)  I understand that if you’ve moved from place to place, it can be nice to settle down.

During college, I moved five times before returning to Dallas, then moved another 4 times before Billy and I moved to Belize last October.  I’m know I’m not alone.  Moving during your 20s is about as common as changing jobs during your 20s.

We spent yesterday afternoon continuing the search for a new home.  We saw so many different types of rental properties.  Houses in family-friendly neighborhoods…

to lofts in trendy Uptown.

1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 & 2 bathrooms, washers & dryers, laundry facilities, fitness centers, pools, balconies, storage closets, gas or electric.  Whew.

A stop at Jamba Juice for some fuel and to make a pros & cons list for our candidates.  We had a lot to consider and wanted to make the best decision.

The determining factors were a short-term lease offer, washer & dryer, 2 bathrooms, great location and the right amount of space.  We’ll sign the lease at 11:30AM. :)

We were both craving pizza for dinner, not in the mood to cook and we aren’t big fans of delivery.  We had a 20% off coupon for a new, casual Italian restaurant called Farnatchi and we’d heard good reviews from friends so off we went.

We each started with a salad.  Caesar for Billy, including tangy banana peppers.

And a house salad for me which was fresh spring mix, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and a perfectly blended balsamic vinaigrette.  Delish.

Farnatchi offers small, medium and large pizzas.  We each ordered a small (9 inches).

Billy’s with pepperoni, sausage, jalapenos and basil and Parmesan.

Mine with yellow squash, zucchini, artichokes, caramelized onions and bell peppers.

A closer look.

Halfway through.  One piece to go.  Gone.  It was delicious.

We both loved this place.  Crispy crust, fresh toppings, authentic Pomodoro sauce.

And what a deal.  2 salads + 2 pizzas = under $30 before tip.

We are really looking forward to being able to walk more in our new neighborhood.   There are many restaurants and coffee shops within a few blocks of our new place.

Do you live in a pedestrian-friendly, urban neighborhood?

This was really important to Billy and I in making our decision because while we love spending a night at home, we tend to be extroverts and enjoy the energy of a city.

Do you have a favorite restaurant in walking distance from your home?

I think we are going to have some new favorites but we’re also really looking forward to cooking meals together in our new kitchen.

Happy Friday friends!

~Bird

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