Oh how I love Saturdays! Matt had some work to do this morning, so I volunteered to keep him company at the coffee shop. I’m more productive when I leave the house, so I was happy to tag along. Plus, I always enjoy a good cafe au lait.
As I write this, I’m trying not to think about the plate of cookies that just arrived at the table next to mine. So about last night…it was a pretty typical Friday night for me. In college, my friends and I loved to plan Friday night dinners with a big group of people. We’d eat obscene amounts of queso or consume pizzas knee-deep in cheese and fill our bellies with beer. Matt and I have tried continue that tradition by going out to dinner on Fridays. We each make a weekly contribution to a food fund. This way, we can go out to dinner without feeling like either one of us is paying for it (even though we both are!). However, last night we decided to save our food fund for Sunday because its restaurant week in Boston and I’ve been craving a fancy brunch. Because its nearly impossible for me to stay in all together on a Friday night, we went and got a beer at a new restaurant called Towne.
At Towne, I enjoyed one of my new favorite beers: a Belgian style saison brewed by Pretty Things. It’s called Jack D’Or and its slightly sweet and delicious. I discovered this brewing company in the spring and have been obsessed ever since. They actually don’t have a home but they use other breweries to make their beer, allowing them to operate on a much smaller budget.
After Towne, we went home and made what I like to call a mexican mixed bowl. The base of the bowl is spanish rice and I basically just throw anything I deem ‘mexican’ into the bowl to create a little fiesta. This bowl consisted of black beans, corn, white cheddar, pineapple salsa, and a bit of leftover chicken. It actually doesn’t look too appetizing but I promise it was delightful.
While preparing dinner, Matt and I split another local beer from the Just Beer company in Wesport, Mass. We visited this brewery back in June when my parents came to visit and they kindly bought us a case of the big bottles!