Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Par for Our Course

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and that you were celebrating mine and B's birthdays with us! Yes, we are now each a year older...where does the time go?

While B and I were out in search of great restaurants to dine at on our birthdays, this is what was going on at home...

I tried to surprise B on Saturday with lunch at B & C Creations. It's a great BBQ buffet that the guys at work introduced me to. They advertise that they are open Monday - Saturday for lunch, starting at 11am. So, at 11am, I told B to get his booty in the car so we could be one of the first in line. Too bad they were closed...on Saturday...on his birthday. I was so sad because I really wanted him to try it. Luckily, we were close to a sports bar, which is actually where B thought I was taking him, so we headed over for mediocre sandwiches, fries and salad, with even more mediocre service (why did it take 30 minutes to cook 2 sandwiches?? And why did the table of 8 who ordered 10 minutes AFTER us get their food first??) at Oscars. B did get to watch some college ball, so it wasn't a total loss.

Later that afternoon, we headed to his parents' house for birthday dinner. We had fun hanging out with our nieces and BIL and SIL and 'Rents. We even got pulled into the K-State v. Auburn game...so much so that we were jaded for a little bit that K-State might actually win...too bad we were completely wrong!

Sunday was our day between the birthdays, so we kinda did our own thing after church. I headed to the gym for a cycle class and B hit the golf course. We hunkered down on the couch that night and watched Premonition with Sandra Bullock...if you haven't seen it yet, I'd say don't waste your time. It was an interesting story line, but very slow.

B woke me up with gifts yesterday morning, and then we got up to make my Grandma's Puffy French Toast for breakfast, after which, I promptly fell asleep on the couch for an hour. I dragged myself up in time to chat with a few friends and Mom and Dad on the phone, and then I headed to the gym for a workout before my big dinner out. After the gym a couple of us ran over to Sonic for some sodas.

B had planned on taking me to a new-to-us restaurant downtown last night...but, par for the course...it was closed! B had looked up restaurants in town that he thought I'd like, so we tried to eat at Larkspur Restaurant. The menu looks pretty good, and it's really cute from the outside...but for some reason Wichita has something against restaurants being open on Labor Day. As we drove around town in search of somewhere else to eat, we noticed that every NON chain restaurant was closed, and every chain restaurant had a PACKED parking lot -- looks like all those independent stores missed out BIG TIME!

We ended up at place we've gone several times before, and it's been so yummy each time, Granite City Brewery. I had a wonderful honey rosemary filet mignon, with red skinned garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, and ale and cheddar soup. Yum Yum!! I was stuffed when we left, and I still have enough leftovers for 2 more meals...I think I'll have to dig into that tonight!

We had a great weekend, but like always, it was way too short! The weather was gorgeous, 80's and low 90's during the day and 60's at night. We even shut off the A/C and opened the windows at night. Makes me think fall is right around the corner. I hope so - fall is my favorite time of year!


Terri said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Sounds like it was good (other than searching for restaurants).

SueZQue said...

Rerun looks soooo comfy! :-) We were thinking about bringing our puppies with us this weekend...but nobody seems to want our puppies around... :-(

Sally said...

Yeah, Suez...sorry, but they can't come here. =(

SueZQue said...

I was only kidding... it would be too stressful for all the puppies, and my puppies have had enough stress in the last few weeks to last them a long while. :-)
We will see you tomorrow- is it still okay if we stay with you tomorrow night???

Overwhelmed! said...

Happy Belated Birthday! :)

I've eaten at a Granite City Brewery before and it's a great place to go!

Chelf said...

When the TV is unguarded...

I wonder sometimes if my cats do similar lazy things when I am gone.

Happy Weekend to you both, I am glad it was Yummy.

So.... what restaurants are good on the WEST side of town?

Jenni said...

Happy Birthdays:o)

I've been to Larkspur twice and was completely unimpressed both times. The food is just so-so, but the prices would make you think otherwise. I wouldn't go again if I had a choice. (The last time was a bridal shower and the first someone else's birthday--not my choice then, either.)

If you like Greek food, and if it's still open, there is a little hole in the wall restaurant next to Boeing called Laki. There's another restaurant next to it, Charlie's I think. Gyros with fried feta and lemon potato wedges, Mmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Cheap, too. I haven't been there in ages, though, and it was pretty much a one man operation.

Sally said...

Well, here's the funny thing, Chelf...almost everything that's on the west side of town is on the east side of town, too...but there are a few unique things on both sides. =)

Jenni - thanks for the heads up about Larkspur. When I looked at the menu online, I thought it looked a little overpriced, but I didn't want to disappoint hubby -- he tried so hard to find something that he thought I'd like. I LOVE Greek food, so I'll have to try Laki.

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Mama Bear