Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Date Night

Usually, we are on vacation during the week of our anniversary. This year however, we were not able to go on vacation because of Andrew's job. He gets a dedicated week off for the 4th of July. So, we are just going to go on vacation then, since he will already have the time off. So, that left us trying to figure out what to do for our anniversary. We have a few favorite restaurants that we like to go to for special occasions, but we wanted to try something different this time.

We are always hearing advertisements for this restaurant in Charlotte called 131 Main and the commercials make it sound so good! So we decided to give it a try.

My mom came over to watch Michael for us, and we headed out for a date night. We got to the restaurant a little before 6:00 (I know, very early, but we are getting old and used to eating dinner early with a baby) and were seated right away. There were a few other people in the restaurant but for the most part, it was pretty empty. A guy came up to us right away and took our drink order, brought us our drinks, and then told us that someone else would be our server. Well, 10 minutes went bye before we ever saw another person. Finally, our waitress came over to see if we wanted any appetizers, we did, so we told her what we wanted, and she left. The appetizers came out very quickly, and we still had not given our waitress our dinner order. She came to check on us and see how the appetizers were, and I had to tell her that we were ready to order. For our appetizer we got the cast-iron cornbread and the scallops.
Both were great, but I'm not a huge fan of seafood, so Andrew ate most of the scallops. He said that they were some of the best scallops he has ever had.
Other than the service being not so great, we were very excited about our dinner. Andrew got the crab cakes and I got the ribs. Dinner came out quickly and everything was good, but we were expecting it to be great. I guess our expectations were a little too high. We were planning on getting dessert, but really didn't want to wait for our waitress to come get our order and then have to wait longer for her to bring it. So, we left and and decided we would just go get some ice-cream from Sonic.
I got the hot fudge sundae and Andrew got the caramel sundae. Both were delicious! After that, we headed home. Michael was a sleep when we got home, and mom said that he was the perfect baby for her!
We had a great Anniversary date, but next time, we will probably just go to one of our favorite restaurants instead.

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