Saturday, February 09, 2008

Greg made the best dinner last night. It felt a bit like junk food, but it was mildly healthy. I was too lazy to go to the store yesterday, so we had to make due with a larder full of rice and beans with some cheese and an avacado. Greg made quesadillas with couscous, black beans, avacado and low fat cheese. They were excellent. His had some fish in it, but mine were plain jane. Then we snuggled up and watched no only the second part of Elizabeth I, but also "Mrs. Brown" Two old queens watching two old screen queens. A perfect Friday night.

Tonight is that last night that Three Tides will be open before their mid winter break. They'll be back in the saddle for Saint Patrick's day.


Friday, February 08, 2008

Greg and I had lunch yesterday in Rockport at the Three Dog Cafe on Route 1. It was quite a pleasant suprise to walk into a restaurant that was filled with light and had bright, vibrant colors on the walls. It was very warm and inviting with large leather club chairs and couches to sit on and read current magazines while waiting for our food. A big stone fireplace, open on both sides, dominated the space and separated the kitchen and ordering area from the dining area. A roaring fire made the space nice a cozy too. There are lovely paintings on the walls to gaze upon and overall the space is really nice.

Now to the food. I ordered a grilled sandwich with a fruit cup and Greg had the chicken ceasar salad. We both had bottled water and the bill was $21.00. I think thats a bit of a rip off if you ask me. No wonder the place was filled with chattering "ladies who lunch," they are the only ones who could afford it! The grilled turkey sandwich with sharp chedder, cranberry mayo and stuffing was tasty, but for that price, one would expect about 3/4 of a pound of turkey in a real deli sandwhich. Nothing doing. Though the turkey was fresh, there were about four pieces of breast meat and one slice of cheese...better for me in the end, but still not worth $8.50. Greg's ceasar had grilled chicken with a dijon mustard sauce over about an entire head of lettuce with Newman's own dressing on the side. It was an enormous amount of lettuce, without fresh cheese to accompany it. I was disappointed to say the least. One has to order lunch and then go pick it up. There was a self-service bussing station for plates, so I dunno what the extra costs were for!!!
We skipped dessert and headed out. This is a nice stopping place to eat, if you save up for it first.