Sunday, December 19, 2010

J Black's

We had been meaning to come here for a while with our certificate, and so glad we finally made it.

I really liked the presentation of the chips and queso.  
This drink was called an "Acai Sangria." ($7)  How cute is it? It was delicious, fruity, and I could barely taste the alcohol, which is just the way I like it.
Crab cakes... oh so good. ($13) I used to shy away from crab for some reason- so glad I've come around.
Umm... don't know where the photo of Ryan's food is.  Oh well.  The most important part of the meal is below: the dessert.  It's called "coffee and donuts" and consisted of coffee ice cream and house-made donuts.  So delicious, and it even has two separate scoops of ice cream, so perfect for sharing.  I was surprised that the price for this beauty was only $5.

Friday, December 10, 2010


After driving past Cuatro's and seeing their cute building and expansive outdoor space, you can't help but want to eat there.  If you like a nice outdoor patio but don't like crazy sports excitement, just make sure to come here NOT on a game day.

Tried a watermelon agua fresca cocktail which was both very strong & very sweet.  These were the chipotle chicken tacos with rice and beans ($8).
And the portabella tacos ($7.50).  We really enjoyed both taco dishes.  The rice left a little something to be desired but I am usually picky about rice.  Beans were great.
Now, we had ordered sides along with our entrees and it turned out to be way too much food.  These sweet potato fries ($3) and tater tots ($2.50) were both tasty, but we ended up just picking at them and taking most of it home.  The sweet potato fries actually made better leftovers than the tater tots.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shu Shu's

Shu Shu's recently opened not far from us, so we had to give it a try.  We didn't expect anything special, and were pleasantly surprised.  The restaurant itself is very open and pleasant, and you can see into the kitchen if you like that sort of thing.  You order at the counter and they bring your selections out to you.  Entrees were very good quality for the price, especially considering the fact that we had leftovers to bring home.

Shrimp spring rolls, $3.25
Singapore noodles, $7.75
Sesame chicken with brown rice, $7.75