It started on a Thursday night. We ordered pizza. My new favorite, these days, is Marco’s thin crust, garden pizza. Seriously. It’s the best. Mikey, too, has hopped onto the Marco’s train. Thank God.
My boy’s 13th birthday was Friday. So, the previous week, we celebrated with this…
As a boy (or man), does it get better than this? (Thanks, Cakemoms, for an awesome, perfect cake!)
So, back to our eating weekend. Mikey, the smart young man that he is, wanted to go to Eddie Merlot’s, for his birthday dinner. Um, hells yeah! Friday night steak, here we come! (the husband was on a golf trip and the girl was working = why it was just the 2 of us)
Service was fantastic, as usual. Our server was friendly and chatted and made sure we had everything we needed (even a little treat, at the end – more later)
How adorable is he? Just had to get that out!
Every table gets a yummy loaf of bread.
And, by table, I mean Mikey. (yes, he’s still Mikey to me dammit)
I got a cup of Lobster Bisque.
It was very good – not perfect. 😉 But, I really liked that the lobster pieces were tender.
This was our plan. We each ordered a 10oz filet. I gave him a smidgen more than half of mine – meaning, he ate a full pound of filet. Life is good for Mikey.
Yum. And, yum.
I got a side of bearnaise, of course.
I’m not proud of this…but, I could totally drink that straight.
Mikey got the gigantor potato.
And, because I’m classy (don’t be jealous), I got fries.
They were fantastic – nice and crunchy.
After we finished pounding down the food, we debated dessert. I couldn’t dedicate to more than 2 bites of anything and I wasn’t sure if Mikey could take down a full brownie, by himself. The server (fabulous!) solved the problem for us.
He brought Mikey out this…
Yep – a big, giant red velvet cupcake (the cream cheese icing was as good as mine!) and a teeny glass of milk. Perfection on a plate.
Isn’t he just the cutest??!!
It was a perfect meal.
Speaking of perfect meals, I had another one the next night, when I went out for MY birthday. (39 isn’t anywhere near as fun as 13)
We went to my other favorite restaurant – Nada! (love it!)
Had a couple of nadaritas. Had some guacamole, of course.
Still the best chips ever.
I got my usual – fish tacos
And, stole some of the husband’s mac’n’cheese.
Our server also brought me out some birthday churros. Which, sad to say, disappeared so fast that I didn’t get a picture of them. In my defense, they are really delicious. Infused with tons of cinnamon and honey. Just, yum.
So – a perfect eating weekend. Be jealous. Be very jealous.
Oh – and I’m now 3X older than my son. That makes me a little sad.