Tuesday, June 29, 2010

100. Try 5 local restaurants

Pat and I love to go out to eat, but we always seem to go to the same places over and over. In an effort to try new places, I wanted to set a goal to try 5 new local places, which was accomplished quite quickly!

Buck’s Naked BBQ

Pat and I met my very good friend Erica and her boyfriend Jamie here for dinner one night. It was a great meal with great company! I've been wanting to get back there, pulled pork is one of my all-time favorite meals.

This is a new sandwich shop that opened in Portland. I had heard good things and their food was quite good, but I felt that it was overpriced. I'm not interested in paying over $10 for a sandwich (pulled pork again).

Gauchos Churrascaria

Gauchos was a very interesting dining experience. The first thing is that it's on the first floor of my office building, so I've known about this restaurant for a long time. It's not your normal steakhouse, that's for sure. You get constant table-side service with all different kinds of meat. I found it quite enjoyable. It's not a place to go for a quick bite to eat, you must be willing to relax and spend your evening there. I think this place would also be great to go to with another couple. The salad bar is also fabulous. We'd go back, but definitely with a gift certificate from restaurant.com. Kind of helps with the fixed $29.95 per person price.


Not the best webpage to copy logos from. This is a new-ish restaurant in Standish (a town not really known for it's restaurants). I was pleasantly surprised with our meal there in a renovated old house. It's cute - a bunch of little rooms, it feels like private dining.

We love going out for breakfast and there's not much better than a breakfast buffet. Not too shabby, definitely worth going to again (although I may wait until the summer people leave the area).

So that's a piece of what we've been up to lately. We're still trying to make progress on my 101 things to do list and blogging about them really helps!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bad Blogger!!

I am a bad, bad blogger. In my defense, I have absolutely nothing to write about. Aside from playing a lot of Rock Band 2 these days (awesome birthday gift) and learning about my new Nikon D5000 (LOVE) I haven't been doing a heck of a lot.

So, in the effort of getting *something* up here, here's a quick list of books I've read since I last updated about them.

Brother Odd (Odd Thomas Novels)
The Lovely Bones
Beautiful Creatures
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)
Handle with Care: A Novel
If Looks Could Kill
Family Honor (Sunny Randall)
True Colors