Unexpected Evening

Durham Restaurants

Twas a pleasant Monday. Having the sun back in the morning is so very nice and the weather was balmy this am. It sure made getting to 6:30 spinning more enjoyable. And, the class was a fun one. I hadn’t been to SYNC in a while and it was good to be back.
Enter 9 hours at a desk with a perfect lunch time stroll in the middle. I had a nagging stomach ache from yesterday’s flare up, but I couldn’t turn down a last-minute offer to dine with my parents at Pop’s. And luckily, I felt a lot better once I sat down to dinner.
After my last positive experience at Pop’s, I was pretty excited to try some of the new seasonal menu changes. We all shared a Mediterranean tasting platter with amazing hummus, but I focused most of my efforts on this warm pumpkin salad. Wow! Pumpkin topped with a creamy cheese and a sweet pepper sauce:

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My mom and I also split the spicy gnocchi with braised pork, Italian cherry peppers, and a pecorino pepato. And it was spicy and very good, although I think I lost some of the sauce in the splitting of the dish.

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Dessert was a warm chocolate pudding cake. I’m not a huge chocolate cake person, but generally enjoy anything sweet to end the evening.

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All I have to say is what a nice Monday night surprise:) Thanks to Pops for another great dinner at Pops.  

  • Rachel D'Eredita
    November 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    All I have to say is YUM!! I need to check them out!

    • Laura
      November 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      I’m always up for a double date!

  • Matt
    November 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Even more jealous now after reading the post….

    • Laura
      November 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Well we clearly have to go back. There’s pecan and kale stuffed pork that’s calling my name, as well as quite a few pizzas!

      • Mom
        November 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

        We missed you!