Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Out on Town & Weekend Things

Christopher was off on Thursday and Friday, and our plan for these days was to get out and about in our city, so we started his holidays out by going out for dinner on Wednesday evening.  We went to Wann Izakaya.

To start we shared the scallops:

I ordered spicy tonkotsu ramen, and Christopher ordered a poke bowl.  He thought his dish was alright, and I loved mine!

I am a sucker for ramen, and this one had the right amount of spice.

On Thursday morning we had a bank appointment downtown, and then we stopped at Starbucks to use a gift card and visit over a coffee.

We went to Avenue for lunch.  Last summer we visited this restaurant three times for dinner, and really enjoyed it, so we thought we'd give the work-week lunch a try.

We shared the chicken wings and the hotdog, with a house-made beef weiner, and fries.

The hotdog was impressive, and the fries were delicious!  We liked the tangy wings, and they were nice and crisp, which I really enjoy.

As usual, the service was excellent.

Our next stop on our Thursday adventure was checking out The Cure downtown.  It's a gorgeous new pub/ restaurant.  Then we stopped off at O'Hanlons, and ended up running into a friend and her mom, who we hadn't seen in a long time.  We had a nice visit with Patricia and Susan for a couple hours, and then went on our way to Market Under the Stars.  There we shared pulled beef with coleslaw and beans:

There wasn't too much catching our eye at the market, so we made our way to The Lobby where we shared a little pizza, and then we walked home.

On Friday we enjoyed a pan scramble for breakfast, before heading out to run a few errands.

Dinner that evening was at Over the Hill Orchards with Christopher's parents (more about our experience tomorrow).

On Saturday morning we hit the farmer's market, where we got all of our groceries for the week.

We didn't have breakfast, so by 1:00 we were really hungry, and stopped at Prairie Donair for a yummy lunch.  I had the east coast donair, as I got hooked on the sweet sauce in Halifax a few summers ago.  In my opinion donairs are best with the traditional sweet sauce.

We made Afghan food for dinner - kebab, qubuli pulao (rice with raisins, carrots, and spices), grilled tomatoes, and zaatar pita:


Sunday evening we used the meat and veggies from the farmer's market to make buttermilk fried chicken, cucumber and pea salad, and potatoes and carrots cooked in dill butter.


It was a tasty end to the weekend.

How is your week going so far?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your 'staycation' sounded fun! For living in a smaller city, you seem to have great/diverse dining options, which is awesome!

Our week has been great so far. The weather has been awesome so we've been taking walks/going to the park after work. I wish Paul could handle staying up a bit later but he's rubbing his eyes by 6:15 so our nights with him feel so short! I'm looking forward to the weekend as it's going to be beautiful. I'm taking Paul to a free zoo with another friend and her boys. It will be his first zoo visit. I'm hoping he likes it! On one of our neighborhood walking loops, we walk by a house that has chickens and we always stop and 'talk' to the chickens. He has really started to enjoy watching them so I think he is going to love the zoo!

Anne said...

What fun! Staycations are awesome - you can find so many fun things to do close to home (while sleeping in your own bed... a huge plus for me! :>)

My only comment is that I wish I had a Prairie Donair here! I looked them up online because I was curious, and yummmm....