Yesterday was David’s birthday. This past Saturday was supposed to a be a celebratory night, but when he got sick, we cancelled. It just so happened that my mom came in town yesterday and David got home on the earlier side, meaning the stars aligned for us to have a night out in Birkdale! Luckily David’s birthday was one of our 2 free passes for Eat in Month.
I tend to be the chooser when we eat out, but last night I forced David to make all the decisions. It’s quite eye opening to see a man’s plan of an evening out.
It started at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar with beer (I had a Big Boss Bad Penny brown ale that was awesome!) and house chips with pimento cheese and French onion dip.
Since Birkdale is a cute preplanned community, there are a lot of bars and restaurants within walking distance, so the birthday boy decided to appetizer hop!
We hit up Red Rocks and split their mussels and a Shock Top.
The conversation kept rolling. It’s amazing how easy it is to chat when neither one of us is focused on cutting food into tiny pieces or clearing the sugar packets out of toddler arm’s reach. So the night continued at Brixx with their Wood Roasted Vegetable Pizza (he actually chose veggies!!)
…and another beer. An Ommegang Hennepin Saison that was a bit too fruity for my taste and I couldn’t finish it all.
By this time we both figured it must be 9:30 or 10, but a quick glance at our phone proved it was 7:40- ha! I guess that’s what happens when you start the evening at 5:00. We figured we had time for an obligatory birthday dessert.
TCBY is David’s favorite. At this point we were stuffed and quite content. It amazes me that even though we spent all weekend side by side, we still easily fill an evening with conversation. I feel so grateful to be married to my best friend.
I’m also grateful to mom for the night out, so we decided to swing by Kilwins to pick her up some dark chocolate almond bark
…and try a few samples of toasted coconut ice cream.
Good thing birthday calories don’t count, right?
What would be on your dream birthday dinner list?
I’d have chips and salsa, a salad with a goat cheese nugget and then maybe something with buffalo sauce!