Tuesday, June 5, 2012

fancy shmancy

Tim has a fancy shmancy new internship which now allows us to eat at fancy shmancy restaurants from time to time for free.  Remember how we like free?

We had one such opportunity last night at the grand opening of a new restaurant called The Blue Hound in Phoenix.

Here is evidence of the fancy shmanciness:

Even the dog had to get dressed up.

And it had a living room area with a fireplace.  Win.

We brought along our long-time friends, Jerod and Shalae:

It was Jerod's birthday, and we pretended like everybody was there for his birthday party.  Then we thought, Wouldn't it be funny if Jerod went up to every table and said, "Thanks for coming!" as if they were all there for him?

He didn't do it.

But it would have been funny.

Tim has a hard time keeping his eyes open for pictures.  In fact, he has a hard time keeping his eyes open in general.  [Sometimes I challenge him to staring contests just because I know I'll win.]

The taste-testing was interesting because they would bring out every dish individually on one plate, and we would all eat off that one plate.  I think they said it's called "social eating," or something like that.

Good thing I'm not a germaphobe.

There were so many interesting dishes that I had never heard of.  I felt like a champion as I tried every single dish.  Even the ones I wasn't sure I'd like.  And I'm so glad I did!  It was an adventure to say the least, and it expanded my food horizons by like a million to the nth power.  The grilled asparagus and the crème brûlée were two of my favorite things.  Typical.

Afterward, Tim decided that he wanted to take an artsy picture of me...

...but then we got photobombed by JHart and Shalaelae.  He wanted to take another one:

...but I actually kind of enjoy the photobombed one more.

In case any of you were concerned that I look underdressed compared to Tim, don't worry.  He was wearing jeans.  You just can't see them.  #don'tjudgeme

And a cute one of Jerod and Shalae:

I am so proud of that picture.

Overall, it was a great night.  Adventurous, yes, and intimidating at times, most certainly, but it was still great.  Made even greater by some of our favorite people.

p.s.  I just realized that I never told you about spending Memorial Day in Yuma!  I will have to remedy that ASAP.

p.p.s.  Ok...ok bye.

1 comment:

Kylie said...

How fun! I think the fanciest we've ever eaten was at a wedding dinner/reception haha. That's so cool you got to experience a different culinary style!