Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My Birthday

So I've been quiet lately. Not for lack of things to post about, but it was my birthday weekend and Brad and other friends from Ripon were in town, so we were out and about doing much eating and drinking, as well as sightseeing.

Friends were all on their way home by Monday afternoon, which was my birthday, so Uhlie and I went to dinner at one of her favorite places which I'd never been to before, Dimitri's. It's a small seafood BYO, and it's delicious!

We ordered the hummus and pita to start. Uhlie is a notorious hummus fan, but she didn't steer us wrong. This could quite possibly be the best hummus in the city. Not only was the hummus superb, but pita were grilled on an open flame and had a nice smokey flavor.

Alison with octupus and feta olives
Originally uploaded by chalen4.

You can see the hummus in the bottom corner of the table. Uhlie got two small plates for dinner, the grilled octopus and the feta and olives. The octopus was slightly chewy, but I expect and like that about octopus. The olives were nice, a good mixture of black and green, including those black wrinkly ones I love!

Shrimp Saute at Dimitri's
Originally uploaded by chalen4.

I ordered and enjoyed the shrimp saute. A generous portion of shrimp was sauteed with green peppers, onions, tomatoes and served with escarole and rice. Fantastic.

We came home and T-Rex had a yummy piece of chocolate tart for me. I wish I had a picture, but I don't.

And...the best.present.ever....

best salad spinner ever
Originally uploaded by chalen4.

That's right, Andy and Kim gave me my very own salad spinner. I ran right out and bought some lettuce right away and made a very good salad that night. Love it.

Much more eating and cooking to share in the coming days...


  1. toni said...
    damn it! I remembered your birthday at the beginning of April...thinking, I'm gonna have to make sure to call. ugh. I suck. Happy birthday hon. At least I got the month right. ;)
    love you.
    Gina Louise said...
    Joyeux anniversaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiire!
    You're OLD. Well, not really.
    I can't call because I don't even have your PHONE NUMBER. But I love you, a lot, and wish you were here in Lyon. I'm just about to post a bunch of pictures on Myspace and le blogger, so you can at least see me? Also, I think I've just lost Sandy, who is somewhere in Lyon. Damnit, Delta Psi is going to be PISSED that I lost our next president. Shit yo.

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