You have made your choice. Therefore, I dub you the Chrisophiles! Alright, with that out of the way I can get down to some catching up.
Clarification from my last entry, I did not get a TomTom. It was supposed to be a visual joke with the google map print out acting as my "new TomTom". Man, jokes lose something when you have to explain them. I gotta work on my delivery.
Next, I have to mention the dinner Robin and I had on our weekend get-a-way. We ate at PF Changs. Everything from the service to the food and the atmosphere was fantastic. We started with a drink in the bar, served by a bartender that knew how to sling a drink! Once at the table we were greeted by our server, Mike, and it was apparent he knew his craft. Unfortunately that is a rare trait in a waiter these days. (The industry has suffered since I got out!) We told him we like to take the evening slowly and start with Seared Ahi Tuna. We also received an order of spring rolls on the house. Mike was working us as his "good table" for the night, and doing a fine job I may add. For the main Robin had one of her favorite dishes, SINGAPORE STREET NOODLES; Shrimp, chicken and rice noodles stir-fried in a curry sauce, and I branched out and had TAM'S NOODLES WITH SAVORY BEEF AND SHRIMP; A unique gnocchi-like noodle stir-fried with sliced beef, shrimp and chili peppers in a subtle abalone sauce. Both meals were great! To finish it off we each had one of their new mini desserts selections. Just a taste of sweet to end the meal perfectly. Every restaurant should serve these. I know I have gushed on a bit about dinner, but this was the first dinner in recent memory where Robin and I did not have to rush home and the service, food and atmosphere was good. Oh what a night.
One more note. I cracked open one of my Red Ales last night. It was good! This weekend will be the bottling of my stout, and possibly my first attempt at my own recipe, not from a kit. I am going for a Blue Moon clone.
Cheers my Chrisophiles