Sunday night again, womp womp. Except that this is vacation week for us! I’m excited… and overwhelmed with the prospect of packing. This year we’re going to Charlevoix, MI, and I’m pretty thrilled with the idea of highs in the 70′s and lows in the 50′s. Amazing. If anyone has any suggestions for things to do while we’re there, please let me know!!
This weekend was fun. On Friday I took the kids to see Shrek at Studio Movie Grill ($1 movies!), then we made popsicles (random World Market popsicle mold purchase) and met friends for dinner.
On Saturday we took the kids to see Finding Dory. Super cute and they both seemed to like it. Today was pretty low key- we ran errands, then Isla had a birthday party and Jack and I headed over to my parents’ so he could swim.
We found two new (to us) good restaurants this weekend! On Saturday we needed to grab a quick lunch before the movie, and I’d been curious to try this Japanese restaurant on Greenville. My only hesitation was the really stupid name: Fast Furious. Complete with car decals and a racing-themed menu. Really??
I’m glad the cheesy theme didn’t scare us off completely, because their food was really good. I had the Hawaiian bowl, which is basically like a deconstructed sushi roll or poke bowl: lettuce, sushi rice, mango, raw salmon, avocado, bell pepper, cucumbers, spicy mayo and eel sauce.
SO GOOD. Next time I might ask them to leave out the bell peppers, but other than that it was pretty fab and the salmon tasted really fresh.
Brian and I also each tried a jalapeno popper. They are HUGE and stuffed with crab meat (and only $1 each!):
The kids loved it too. Jack got the kids meal- noodles with hibachi chicken and veggies. Isla ate an entire order of edamame and some rice. They both asked if we could go back soon, and Isla asked if we could have lunch there again today. So that’s a win. (I just typed wine instead of win… guess what I’m craving?)
Second fun new restaurant: Spin Pizza on SMU Blvd. This was recommended on our neighborhood PTA facebook page as a great kid-friendly happy hour option. We ended up grabbing dinner there on Saturday night, and I LOVED it. It’s so reasonable, and I’m a big fan of the fact that Brian and I could each get our own pizzas without having to compromise on toppings. I got the pizza-salad combo with the Sonoma salad (red leaf and spinach with grapes, raisins, apples, goat cheese, chopped glazed pecans, blood orange vinaigrette) and the olive & artichoke pizza with caramelized onions and roasted capers.
You know me and my briny foods. Can’t get enough… and Brian won’t touch olives with a ten foot pole. AND my pizza/salad/soft drink combo was only $10!
I also tried one of their summer sangrias: watermelon-mint.
The kids each had cheese pizzas, and all of the kids meals come with a token for a scoop of gelato.
We weren’t there for happy hour, but I did check out the happy hour menu and we will DEFINITELY be back:
Love finding new restaurants! We get in such a rut (Mariano’s, Taco Joint, Great Outdoors, Modmarket, Thai…) that I probably get overly excited when we find something new that everyone actually likes.