Date Night / Restaurants

Date Night: The Louise

07.17.15

Date night!

HOOKAY. HI HI HI.  we haven’t dated in a whileeeeee. did you miss it?  I knew you did.  I could tell. 

SO. this place – I actually didn’t try this one on a recommendation or even based off yelp reviews… I passed it on a bus ride to work one day and was like “OH that looks cool!  Date night.”

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Frankie will go along with anything so I knew it really came down to what I wanted anyway.  and I wanted this place.  this cute little place.  I THINK it reminds me of a place I used to walk by in Fremont all the time and that’s what struck me about it… but who knows?

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the heart wants what it wants right?

and that’s how we ended up at The Louise. Date night!-4

| Date: | May 9th, 2015 – WHAT?! yes. I’m bringing you a date night from… TWO MONTHS AGO.

| Time: | 7:01 pm

| Place: | The Louise, UES

| Food: | American (New)

| Drinks: | Moscow mule [ash – duh] + Duke’s Cuke [frankie]

| Appetizers: | Basil garlic hummus + turkey meatballs & garlic toast [to share]

| Dinner: | cauliflower cutlet [ash] + steak & cheese[frankie]

| Dessert: | ummmm…. none. GAH!

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ALRIGHTY.  let’s get down to the nitty gritty. 

The drinks.  they were okay.  Frankie had been on a gin kick for a while but wasn’t too impressed with his.  I just really love a good Moscow mule and am pretty sure I make a better one at home.  but whatever.  that’s fine. Date night!-3

THE HUMMUSSSSS.  I was obsessed with the idea.  basil + hummus + GARLIC? my kryptonite.  I was super into it.  here’s my problem with hummus though.  I can’t eat it with vegetables.  I’ve TRIED and I just… can’t.  at all.  something about it.  I need pita. or bread.  and that’s all I want/will eat it with.  the end.  Don’t be surprised if you see my own take on basil garlic hummus creep onto the blog at some point – I feel like I can make this better too.  The meatballs though.  they were killer.  I was shocked because I expected them to be dry – turkey and all? but nope they were nicely moist. (<- i’m sorry about “moist)

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Dinnerrrrr.  Frankie got a steak and cheese sandwich, nothing complicated.  he wasn’t over or underwhelmed.  <– I think this might just be the theme of our date here.  BUT MINE.  um I’m a HUGE cauliflower lover/supporter/consumer.  I love it.  broccoli too.  and when I saw the cauliflower cutlet I was both intrigued and excited.  I wasn’t disappointed.  It came as a sandwich and I really just ended up taking all the other crap off (I can’t deal with the texture of like seedy bread and bleh) – I JUST WANTED THAT CUTLET.  you guys.  it was a game changer.  I struggle because I WANT TO KNOW how it’s done.  have you guys ever seen this before?  am I late to the party?  you can tell me.  as long as you tell me if you know how to make it.  that’s important to me.

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so yeah. that was it.  no dessert.  just the ^ food.  it was good, but not great.  I’d probably rate it a 2.5/3 out of five.  not somewhere to write home about/somewhere I feel like I’d take others to.  but cute for a quick night out.

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SO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LIFE!  where are you going on dates?  where should I be going on dates?  WHAT’S HAPPENING?!  I’ll be back next Friday with another archived date night, but for now… tell me all your thoughts!

xoxo

a&f

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