Birthday Dinner at Del Friscos

Last Saturday, in honor of my birthday this week, we ate at the new Del Frisco’s in the Shops at Legacy in Plano, TX.

20170617_173712They have other locations in the DFW metroplex, but this is their newest location.  The staff was amazing.  We loved our server!  But today, I’m going to talk about the food.

So, usually, we get the calamari whenever we eat at a steak house like this one, but we decided to be adventurous this time and we ordered the octopus, served with Gigante beans, tomatoes, olives, capers, lemon, and cold pressed olive oil.

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The ends of the octopus were a little chewy, but the rest of it was tender and the beans and tomatoes complimented it very well!

The special of the night was a bone-in fillet, oscar-style, with asparagus in a hollandaise sauce.  This is actually quite similar to what I have ordered in the past at other steak restaurants, so for the first time in my life, I ordered the special.

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The meat was super tender and juicy.  I ate half of this and took the other half home, and the leftovers were still tender and juicy even after warming it up in the microwave!  Oscar style is crab meat on the top of the steak.  I’ve never had it all together in one dish (usually the asparagus and sauce are on the side), but it did not disappoint!

Michael ordered the prime rib, which he ate most of, but still had some left to eat the next day for lunch.

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Usually, we get the lobster mac and cheese, but the server said that there was another lobster option not on the menu yet called lobster mash (basically lobster with mashed potatoes).  She asked if we would like to try that instead, and Michael said, why not get both?  So we did.

They were both amazing.  They both had different tastes and textures, but they were like casseroles.  Yummy, scrumptious casseroles.  We had a good bit to bring home for these as well.  And they were half orders!

Finally, we asked for the dessert menu.  The server recommended the butter cake.  There were other choices that sounded pretty good, but they were the more usual choices we make.  So we threw caution to the wind and ordered the butter cake to share.  It’s served with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream.  The perfect end to a wonderful dinner!

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We left so full and satiated that evening.  It was a wonderful birthday treat!  We will definitely come back again.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?  Do you usually order the same thing, or do you try new things?

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Dates, Parties and Other Happenings

Friday started off with a wonderful date with my husband.  One of my interests is trying new restaurants.  Michael’s friends had recommended this one Mexican restaurant.  So we got gussied up and headed out for a Tex Mex and Yogurt date night!  The food was good at the restaurant, but the service was amazing!  We were well taken care of, despite how busy the place was!  Of course, the yogurt place was good too.  🙂 Continue reading

It’s so easy being green!

This blog post is so late.  We have had quite a bit of adventure in this house lately.  Last night, these horrific storms blew through our town.  They shook the house (which was built only 12 or 13 years ago).  Our power went out for an hour.  I fell asleep at that point, but when the power came back on, our alarm went off which was very loud and Jerzee jumped on my head.  You know, in case I was needed, I should be fully awake.  🙂

Anyway, this post is about our fun weekend.  It was St. Patrick’s Day!  Well, it was on Saturday, but we decided to stretch out a little.  I decorated the house in St. Patrick’s Day Decor.

Then, I took Jerzee to the winter Farmer’s Market, along with a trip to the doggy cookie store.  I DID take my camera, I promise, but I completely forgot to take it out of my purse at the market.  I was too busy trying to haggle down some honey and honey sticks for my husband.  When the summer market is in full swing, I promise to visit again and take lots of pictures.  There is more at the summer market anyway.  At the doggie store, we bought a surprise for Loco for his upcoming birthday, but you will have to wait until next week to find out what that is!

Michael had to work all day (yay for busy season…).  So, I spent the afternoon weeding our much overgrown garden beds near the house.  I didn’t shoot before pictures, but imagine all the blank spaces were filled with grass.  It was really bad, but I’m excited to buy new plants for all the room we have now!  Oh, and Michael mowed the yard the very next day.  I just wanted to take a picture now so that we could have it when it was all done.  🙂

But we did have Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner.  I found out yesterday that I’m not a fan of leftover cabbage.  Good to know for the future.  🙂  We also went to Whole Foods to pick up some food for the week.  Michael had been before, but never really explored the store.  We looked at everything before leaving with our yogurt and chicken wingettes.  And Whole Foods is green, right?

Since Michael did work, he wanted to do something special, so Sunday night he took me on a surprise date!  We ate at this pizza place named Grimaldi’s.  The food was SO good.  The leftovers have been awesome as well.  We had White pizza (meaning no sauce and white cheese) and Grilled Chicken, Red Peppers, Mushrooms and Whole Tomatoes.  So yummy!

After that we walked around the boutique area surrounding the restaurant.  It’s like an outside mall with a park smack dab in the middle of it.  I’ve never seen anything quite like it, but it’s really peaceful.  Families bring their kids and can make a day of it shopping and playing in the park.  Oh, and on top of all the stores are these apartments.  It’s tres chic.  🙂

The river in the park was still green for St. Patrick’s Day.  They must have had the same idea of stretching out the holiday.  🙂  We ended the date with some gelato.  Overall, amazing weekend.