A couple of weeks ago I asked Brian if he remembered our last date night.
“Well, we did go to the book fair…”
OMG. Our school had a story time earlier this month where the kids were read a “bedtime story” by the librarian while the parents perused the book fair upstairs. HA. But it does seem like a lot of our “dates” revolve around school functions. Last week my parents watched the kids so we could go to a meeting for upcoming kindergarten parents. The meeting was over around 7:30 so we grabbed dinner after at a new fast-casual Japanese restaurant off of Greenville (SMU Boulevard), Sumo Shack. It’s from the same owners as our favorite ramen lunch spot, Wabi House. Everything on the menu is under $10 and the main options are ramen, hot dogs and baos- kind of a cross between a sandwich and a taco. The baos are soft, steamed buns with various fillings.
I tried the shoyu ramen and the pork belly bao:
So good!! The ramen was less creamy than what I usually get at Wabi House, but the flavor was great. The cashier recommended the pork belly bao for the kewpie mayo alone and it was pretty fab. That’s my pork bao on the left and Brian’s softshell crab bao on the right. I think he also had a hot dog (SMU dog maybe??).
They have some interesting drinks as well. We tried the frozen sakerita and the green tea margarita. They were both good but my fave was definitely the margarita. It was a little less sweet than the sake version. So all in all a fun little restaurant! And it’s right next to one of my other faves, Spin Pizza.
Ok that’s all I’ve got! It’s rush week at my gym which means 90 minute workouts instead of the usual 50. I only stayed for an hour today but it still kicked my butt: 9 minutes running, 9 minutes rowing, 9 minutes of burpee/plyo pushup/iron cross/TRX torture, REPEAT for an hour- keeping your heart rate at 80-90%. Thought I was going to die.
That’s the read-out from my heart rate monitor. Yellow is 80-90% of your max heart rate, red is 90-100%. Usually my chart has wayyyyy more blues and greens than that… and apparently I was struggling around 10:20, ha. Anyway, all that is to say that I’m dead on my feet and heading to bed EARLY. Catch y’all tomorrow.