Tuesday, July 3, 2012


This pic made the night for me.

Originally this date was all about dinner. And the new outfits we were going to have. The plan was to head to Goodwill, each with $10 to find the "perfect" evening attire for the other person. Between early Goodwill closing hours, babysitter availability, and late reservations, we just went to dinner in our normal clothes. The outfit treasure finding will have to be moved to another date.

We went into this date with reservations.(da dum, chhhhh) We'd heard awful awful things about their treatment of Groupon customers and the reviews were terrible. We had friends who went and had a less than great experience as well. People's complaints had to do with the most expensive items all the sudden not being available, no bread on the table, etc. when other tables (non-groupon peeps) were getting those things and more. We went anyway, looking at it as an adventure. Crappy service? Lame menu choices? Adventure. Ya with me?!

It turned out to be awesome! They didn't have the filet but allowed Russ to substitute something from another part of the menu. Then they had run out of that by the time my dinner was ready to they brought him a totally different entre (similar-ish and yummy) and a $25 gift certificate. AND we got bread. The food was great as well as the service.

The restaurant was in one of our old stompin' grounds, the Central West End. We lived there our first 2 years in St. Louis. After dinner we walked the neighborhood and settled at a local coffee shop for ice cream and coffee.

We had a really great night, LOVING these little getaways.

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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your date went well!

Shannon b said...

such fun date photos. :) Looks like you had a great time. I can't wait to see the outcome of the Good will date!

Thanks for linking up!

Camille said...

What a fun idea going to Goodwill- can't wait to see it when it happens!