Ok now to tie this all together. Yesterday ended up being a day of eating out. After Jimmy's falafel for lunch, we decided to try Black Betty Burger and Winebar for dinner. And the particularly nice part about our restaurant of choice was it's location. Conveniently removed from the hectic, relentless partying previously mentioned. Yee-haw to that indeed!
|The Black Betty Burger complete with one wicked pickle!|
|I know it's a little detail, but I appreciated the micro-planed parm. It just shows that they took the effort rather than going with the fake, pre-shredded stuff.|
Although I wasn't expecting an earth-shattering culinary experience, I was excited to see what Black Betty had to offer. Indeed nothing earth-shattering, but yummy and comforting nonetheless. I opted for the truffle grilled cheese slathered with truffled dijon mustard and oozing with aged cheddar and brie cheeses. I mean really, how can you mess up a grilled cheese? The side caesar salad was also good. I liked the addition of sun-dried tomatoes and rye bread croutons.
Dessert was a salted caramel, chocolate ganache pie of sorts. It was fine but I'm glad we shared it because after a few bites, I'd had enough. A good few bites but it was definitely pretty one-note. Sugary and rich with nothing to cut it - no depth. But coming from a place that specializes in burgers, grilled cheese and such, really I was just impressed that they actually made their dessert in-house.
The service was also excellent. Our waitress was super friendly and chatty and we even had a nice talk with the GM over the course of the evening. So no complaints there. Overall it was definitely a very pleasant supper out. Now back to some home cooked food...if I can even remember how. Sure hope I can considering I get paid to do it (at work that is). Although technically I am a baker, not a cook. Well there will be no shortage of bread and desserts then. Let them eat cake! And if you go to the Stampede, I'm sure you can probably even find yourself some deep-fried cake! FYI there are deep-fried Wagon Wheels this year (terrifying, I know). Howdee!