Friday's just can't be beat and tonight we had a busy night. It started with meeting Lovely Lacey and catching up on some valuable girl time. Neither one of us had never been to Uncorked and we were excited to try somewhere new! I also heard, from my friend V, that there was a great patio and when I got there I must say I was impressed. It was a great cool night and they have an awesome view of downtown with the luxury of having a parking lot for patrons. How nice to not have to search for parking, for those of you who drive cars anyway.
We ordered the olive medley and as well as some hummus and pita wedges. The olives were awesome, my favorites being the bright green spanish olives. Their hummus was fresh made and the one pictured on the far left had a nice kick, garnished with cayenne pepper. I love garlic, and the hummus in the center was awesome and pleased my palate! I ordered their house red wine blend which was very good and nicely priced at $4 a glass during their happy hour. I look forward to visiting again and will make sure to get there early for a good seat outside, as it was packed by the time we left!
After some good girl time Brent was starving by the time I got home. We decided to finally try some of the trailer park food, as I call it, on Congress.
We started at Mighty Cone and shared the Hot and Crunchy Avocado cone. The avocado is crispy fried with almonds, sesame seeds, chili flakes, corn flakes in a tortilla with mango-jalapeno slaw and topped with a bold ancho sauce. I'm a simple girl and it doesn't take much to make me happy and there was something innately pleasing in getting my food in a paper cone. I loved it! It was quite tasty and my only wish was that I hadn't shared, but I had to save room for dessert!
Our next stop was Vaquero Cocina. Julia is the daughter of the owners, Mary Jane and David Keast. She was so bubbly, cute and oh-so-helpful for our first visit there. Brent got a mixed sausage and brisket taco. He loved it! He rarely elaborates on his food experiences but kept raving about how tasty it was. (Please understand, raving is a relative term. He probably said twice that he "liked it a lot" and trust me, that is raving for him.)
We finished our journey with "Mary Jane's Fried Apricot Pie". We got the Blue Bell ice cream on the side. First off, the pie was so good. I know you people are going to stop believing me because I always have positive posts about where I go, but I don't generally blog about bad things since this is "Laura's Latest Love." Anyways, the crust was flaky and the filling not to sweet; it was a nice balance with the creamy ice cream. Now, I know I may get blasted for this since I preach buying and supporting local, but I was super glad they had Blue Bell. I'm not a big Amy's Ice Cream fan, though Brent is, so it was nice to have the comfort food that I grew up with... Blue Bell, I missed you, it's been too long.
To my own surprise I passed up on the opportunity to eat at Hey Cupcake! I always love visiting and their "24 Carrot" cake is the best. Alas, I was simply too full at this point and didn't want to tip myself into a coma. Although it would have been a coma of bliss.
Overall it was a great night and a great experience. I'm so happy for the cooler weather and that we will now venture out and try some of the places I've been wanting to go to all summer!
Unfortunately, no shoe sightings tonight... sorry ladies. I did look and just didn't see anything that blew my mind.