Billy and I love our new neighborhood, and there are so many restaurants we want to try. we decided to implement a weekly date night every Wednesday or Thursday.
here’s the twist:
one of us picks 2 restaurants that we want to try, and emails both menus to the other one by noon on the day of the dinner date. that person looks over the menus, makes a selection by 3:00pm, and calls for a reservation if necessary.
then it’s a secret until dinnertime.
currently, we’re choosing places we can walk to because there are so many nearby. this just adds an element of fun to an already fun date night.
another element we’re considering is having a drink at home before we walk to the restaurant (if we’re in the mood!) and skipping drinks while there to lower the bill. even 2 drinks adds $20 to the tab, and we typically have dinner plans with friends over the weekend when we will order cocktails or a bottle of wine.
I rarely drink during the week, but last night we decided to make a vodka drink mixed with some sparkling water that the friendly people at Cascade Ice sent me.
I chose lemonade, and mixed it with vodka over ice. it has a true sweet & sour flavor. I can compare it to original lemon-lime Gatorade which I happen to love but never drink (unless I’m deathly ill or stuck in the desert!) because of the high sugar content.
when I drink vodka, I typically sip it on the rocks with lime juice, or sometimes mix it with soda water if I’m craving carbonation. Cascade Ice is a calorie-free way to get that fizz with some flavor but without the sugar and sodium. it’s also gluten-free.
here a link to Cascade Ice Popsicles!
as for the dinner date and restaurant choice? a complete success! it needs a post of its own as we had a great time and found a new go-to spot right down the street.
if you drink alcohol, what’s your drink of choice?
I love a good glass of wine (red or white depending on time of year and the accompanying meal) or a basic vodka drink. that’s it!
do you have a special date night ritual (with a significant other or friend)?