The two week (and 1 day) countdown is on until my due date. Some days I’m feeling very anxious and I’m just ready already. However, I’m trying to heed people’s advice by enjoying the quiet and spending time with Hubbs, just the two of us. So Friday night we decided a date night was in order.
We wanted something new with delicious food and a friend mentioned a place in Davidson to us, Restaurant X.
The name doesn’t tell you much, right? But we were up for giving it a try!
Immediately I loved the cozy feel of the place.
And with the nice weather, we decided to sit outside and enjoy a leisurely meal.
And enjoy we did! Since Hubbs and I both like to try a lot of foods, we opted for two appetizers and an entree. But not without a beer first… not for me of course… but soon!
Hubbs loves his IPAs.
I got my kicks off the appetizer menu instead, opting for the shrimp spring rolls.
Usually I’m hesitant to order anything fried, but our friendly server explained to us that Restaurant X is a family owned restaurant, and the chef, Chris Phillips, is the owner. Also, that he takes great pride in his food – everything is made from scratch, he filets his own fish and makes all sauces to order. WOW.
I was so impressed and the spring rolls showed the pride he takes in his food. These were crunchy on the outside, and packed with flavor on the inside. The shrimp weren’t mushy, and the drizzle of sauces… oh so yummy!
Next up, calamari, which is cut by hand so there are no tentacles- YAY! Those always freak me out. And the aoili it was served with I could have eaten with a spoon. We asked for another portion of it because it was that great.
Hubbs loves brisket, so we decided to split it as an entree. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a restaurant where everything I ate was truly delicious, but everything we had was amazing! The vegetables were crisp, the mashed potatoes flavorful, and the brisket and sauce had a slight sweet flavor which made our mouths happy!
I just love when I find a new spot with incredible food. Plus, I hate chain restaurants, so I always want to support locally owned restaurants… especially when their food is amazing!
I spent the rest of the weekend playing in the kitchen and eating… might I recommend the following:
Holy Deliciousness Hummus from Caitlin. It has GOAT CHEESE in it and makes an incredible dip or sandwich spread!
Zucchini Bread. I won’t kid myself- the only healthy things about this recipe is the shredded zucchini, but this bread is a crowd pleaser! A bit crumbly on top and seriously delicious!
Oven Fried Ranch Chicken. It is perfect for kids, husbands, boyfriends, picky eaters, etc. Who doesn’t love chicken fingers?
Whew- long post for a Monday, but this weekend’s food was worth sharing!
Do you like chain restaurants?
If so, which one is your favorite?
Or do you try to support smaller, local spots?