Sunday, September 21, 2008

Single girl weekend

Ah, the joys of not having to make a joint decision.

If there's one thing my boyfriend and I are bad at (and we're bad at quite a few things these days), it's deciding where to go or what to do. He decided to go camping all weekend (no thank you!), and I decided to go out and have fun and do whatever I want. It's been great.

Thursday, Jeff and I went out to Melange for $5 martini night. I had purchased a $50 gift certificate online for $25 dollars, so for once we ate AND had drinks. My liver appreciated that. I didn't realize it before we got there but instead of the usual jazz quartet that's there every other Thursday, there was a solo artist performing. His name is Jackson Rohm. He describes his music as "acoustic based country/pop/rock." Whatever that means...but he played a bunch of cover tunes that could have been straight off of Jeff's IPod. I liked him so much that I think we'll try to go back to Melange the next time he's in town.

Friday, I went to Fahrenheit in Tremont for my friend Kelly's birthday. Chef Rocco is known for being one of the best chefs in town - but I have to say that I was disappointed with the service at the restaurant. I was with a fairly large party - 10 people - and the service was ridiculously slow. No water refills - no asking if our food was ok. For as much as I paid for my meal (a nice tomato salad and a wild mushroom pizza - both of which were good, but not great) and my strong but not that tasty but really overpriced Pomtini, I would have expected a little more face time with our waitress. I don't think there's any excuse for asking for your check and then having to wait nearly an hour to cash out. I don't care how busy a restaurant is - do you want my money, or what? BUT, it was still nice to go out...minus the part where I got my friend horribly lost on the way there. (Sorry Christine)

Last night I had a mini reunion with some of my friends from high-school. It was great catching up and hearing about what other people from our class are doing now. It's sort of surprising to me how many people are married with children. I'm in no way, shape, or form ready to be at that place in my life. We had dinner at Ballantine in downtown Willoughby. I had the Goatboy pizza - at least I think that's what it was called. It had mushrooms, roasted red peppers, goat cheese, and fresh tomatoes. It was really good. I had a couple martinis while I was there - the Pomona and the Purrtini. The Pomona was supposed to be pear-ish, but there was something that left a weird lemony taste in my mouth. The Purrtinni was strait up fruity goodness. Which is much more my style.

After our meal, we walked down the street to Olivor Twist. Growing up in the Willoughby-Eastlake-Willowick area, I never would have guessed that a martini bar would survive in Willoughby - but I'm happy to see that it's thriving! To the best of my knowledge, I had 2 martinis - the Milky Way, which was made with Carmel Bailey's, vanilla vodka, and white chocolate Godiva liqueur - and the Passion in Paradise - made with Captain Morgan passion rum, coconut rum, and pineapple juice. For $7 each, I think we all got some pretty delicious - and strong - martinis. By harassing our waiter, we got him to buy some shots for us after we agreed to buy a round. I probably didn't need to have those shots...but it was a great way to end an evening with some old friends.

After my gluttonous weekend, I think it's time to head off to the gym and burn off some of the extra calories from the drinks I the time I get back, my boyfriend will be back and it will be beer and football and single girl weekend will be over. Sigh...

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