It was a busy weekend, folks. So keeping that in mind, I’m going to try and stick to the food-related milestones of the weekend, or else we’ll be here all day. And no one wants that. …or do they?
7:00pm: Pulling up to Feast with Richard for our anniversary dinner. No, we didn’t get married on Halloween, but who wants to go out to a fancy dinner on a Monday night?
7:15pm: Love the service at Feast. Love it. We have a bottle of gorgeous Spanish red — Castell del Remei Gotem Blue — and some fresh bread and silky butter and ice water and we’re going to town on ALL of it.
7:30pm: Appetizers are out. Richard has the curried parsnip soup and I have the stuffed pigs’ feet. Both are amazing.
8:00pm: Noshing on the main courses. Richard is having the steak and kidney pudding with fresh suet, which was made expressly for us by James. It is divine, and this is coming from someone who does not like steak and kidney puddings, pies or anything else of that nature. I’m having the equally heavenly sweetbreads with roasted root veggies. SO GOOD.
9:00pm: Far too stuffed for dessert. Sloshing a bit as we finish off the wine. Watch the Montrose pub crawlers go by outside on Westheimer, on bicycles and on foot, all dressed in outrageous costumes.
9:30pm: Playing “World Capital Trivia,” which Richard is winning. Bastard. I’m no good at geography when I’m full of wine and pancreas.
10:00pm: Headed home. Need to sleep off massive amounts of food…
7:00am: Up early for no particular reason. Would make breakfast if we had food in the house. Must go grocery shopping.
8:00am: Have discovered some smoked salmon in the pantry! NOM NOM NOM.
9:00am: Piddling around on computer, attempting to write Dynamo article for Houstonist and failing.
12:00pm: Leave house to meet Groovehouse for lunch at BB’s Cajun Cafe.
12:30pm: Elbow deep in an overstuffed oyster po-boy and a St. Arnold’s Lawnmower. It is an absolutely gorgeous day outside, I’ve got a great beer and a great sandwich — what more could a girl want?
12:31pm: CHEESE GRITS.
12:32pm: AND CATFISH.
12:33pm: I’ll bet Groovehouse is regretting eating lunch with me right about now. Me = notorious food thief.
1:30pm: Must go back to BB’s soon; too many menu items I didn’t get to this time around.
5:00pm: Back at the house after a long afternoon of piddling around with friends. I do an inordinate amount of piddling. But it’s good for the soul.
5:30pm: All dressed up and looking semi-cute. Richard and I ready to leave the house for the McCormick & Schmick grand opening party with Jenny and Fulmer when he gets a call from Trafton: Rockets tickets, tonight. Bye-bye, husband!
6:30pm: At Jenny’s house, drinking a bottle of Pulque and waiting for Fulmer to show up to escort us out on the town. I like the Pulque. I don’t care what the world thinks of me!
7:30pm: At the McCormick & Schmick opening. Free champers and oysters FTW. Except that they don’t seem to be checking invitations and there are an awful lot of randoms in shorts and flip-flops. Boo.
9:00pm: Getting bored. There’s only so many trays of dropped sliders and random Police cover band songs to hold your interest for so long.
9:30pm: At Morton’s Steakhouse, drinking coffee and eating a key lime pie that Fulmer owed me from the last Tuesday Trivia.
10:15pm: Jenny has decided that we need to get into the Foundation Room at the House of Blues.
10:30pm: And so we do.
11:00pm: After a lovely tour by the GM (the whole place smells like nag champa; it’s intoxicating), we’re given some free drinks and left to our own devices.
11:30pm: Those devices include going to Saez & Zouk.
12:00am: Bottle service? Hah!
1:00pm: Can’t hold my own anymore, even though I’m only *mumblecoughmumble* years old. Jenny and Fulmer drop me off at my car and head off into the great night beyond. I head home and collapse into bed.
6:00am: Up early again; extra hour of sleep helped. Cleaning house and doing weekendy-around-the-house things.
2:00pm: Head over to Coffee Groundz for Houston Twitter Meetup. Hail, hail, the gang’s all here!
2:30pm: Mmm…gigantic bold coffee. Love.
3:00pm: Some delicious gelato is being passed around: honey lavender. What? MUST HAVE.
3:01pm: ALL GONE. SO GOOD.
3:02pm: Licking gelato cup. I have no shame.
3:30pm: Free glasses of Malbec? Yes, please!
4:00pm: Free glasses of Chardonnay? Yes, please!
5:00pm: Free glass of Merlot from the totally and all-encompassingly awesome MagsMac? YES, PLEASE.
6:00pm: MORE free wine from MagsMac? Yes, but not before I get on this awesome golf cart and drive around while Fayza yells at people and we cuddle cute dogs named Bentley.
7:00pm: All this free wine and coffee is awesome, but I’m HUNGRY.
8:00pm: Heading over to Chuy’s with Monica, Fayza and Groovehouse.
8:05pm: OH, CRAP. Lost track of time! I was supposed to be at Sacred Heart for the fundraiser this evening!!! !&#!&*!$%@()&!*#
8:10pm: It’s probably over by now… Tex-Mex will have to calm my guilty soul.
8:30pm: Steven rolls up to Chuy’s for our Tex-Mex feast. We have a healthy five people at a four-top, cause we’re cozy like that.
9:30pm: Taking leftovers home to Richard, who has probably not left his little Richard-shaped indentation on the couch today for fear of missing football-y goodness.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, folks! And just think: you made it through yet another Monday, so only four more days to go until the next one.