Hey friends! Matt and I got out for a date night last night – what a treat!
The new True Food Kitchen opened in Arlington a couple weeks ago so Matt and I decided it would be fun to check it out!
We are still staying at my parent’s house and my mom didn’t have plans, so after getting Riese to bed I headed out to meet Matt for a late dinner on his way home from work.
We shared an appetizer plate to start with our beers. The purple dip was an olive tapenade of sorts made with olives, parmesan, lemon juice, etc. and it was AMAZING.
The hummus and the kale guac were really good too! I love that they give you pita + plantain chips + veggies to dip with – lots of variety is always more fun.
As for my entree, I had the salmon poke bowl, although I went a little too hard on the apps so I ended up bringing a lot of this home for later. 🙂 I actually just ate the leftovers as a mid-morning snack – hit the spot!
Matt had tacos for dinner, but I wasn’t in the mood for Mexican because I’ve been eating a lot of Mexican at home lately – tacos and burritos are always an easy go to for me.
We had shrimp tacos recently – just shrimp sauteed with Mexican spices + cabbage with some lime juice + feta + cilantro + black beans + Cholula chili garlic hot sauce (THE BEST – and not that spicy, just really flavorful).
And we got another rotisserie chicken this week (check out my 11 things to do with rotisserie chicken post!) so I’ve been turning that into various creations as well, including this yummy burrito with guac, black beans, cilantro, arugula, and more hot sauce.
One last food highlight from the past week is from a date night on Friday!
For the first couple weeks we were staying with my parents everyone was super busy – we were working late every night on house logistics and catching up on our actual work too, and my parents were either traveling or out and about. But the past week has been a little more low key – Matt has been crazy busy with work still, but my mom has been around and less busy and I haven’t had to do work in the evenings, so it’s been such a treat to have not one but two date nights in the past week!
On Friday, we did the same routine as last night – I got Riese to bed and then left my mom with the monitor and headed out to meet Matt for a late dinner on his way home from work. He got there earlier than me and had started in on an appetizer platter with burrata (OBSESSED), really good grilled bread, veggies, etc., so I helped him with that and then we got two big appetizers to share because we weren’t starved – the chicken wings (delicious) and a simple salad (also delicious).
The chicken wings were coated in more of a BBQ sauce vs. a hot sauce which I really liked, and the blue cheese dipping sauce was delicious too.
I hope you guys are having a nice week, and I’ll see you back here on Friday for some Friday faves/things I’m loving lately!
Important question: ranch or blue cheese? For salads, I prefer ranch, but for wings I like the blue cheese dressing!
If you could only eat at one restaurant (or cafe) for the rest of your life, which one would it be? This is a really tough one… I’d probably pick a place like True Food or Le Pain Quotidien or something that has a ton of variety (breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner, and all sorts of different options) and isn’t super heavy!
p.s. Happy Global Running Day! Are you running today? I’m not because I want to give my legs (especially my ankles) a little breather after the 7 mile trail race over the weekend… I figure I celebrated early. 🙂