Sharing great meals both at home and out and about

Bacon scallop gratin

Lucilla Revisited — November’s Date Night

It got pretty chilly here in Tallahassee this week. We decided that we wanted to have something "warm and hearty" for our November date night. We visited Lucillia for the first time back in August. We had a great meal and there were a lot of other dishes on the menu that caught our interest. Their big flavors and creative "comfort food" seemed like the perfect match for what we wanted.

Recommended — Crumbl Cookies

We decided to swing by Crumbl Cookies on Mahan today to check out the Pumpkin Cake, Hazelnut Sea Salt, and Apple Pie flavors. Had tastes of the first two today when we brought them home. Awesome!
Z Barhdi's Patio

Date Night on the Patio at Z Bardhi’s

Finally catching up on journaling and wanted to share a great night out we had back in September. The weather had cooled off and I thought it would be nice to have our dinner "alfresco." When I looked for options, I came across Z Bardhi's Italian Cuisine which is located near the entrance to the Killearn Lakes subdivision north of Tallahassee. It seemed the perfect setting for our September "date night."
J’s Mongolian Beef Bao

Street Food Friday

Made our second visit to J's Asian Street Food on Friday. We both had had a long week and wanted something simple and relaxing. We had some interesting new dishes. We left satiated and relaxed.
Meyer Lemon Crème Brûlée

Date Night Southern Style at Lucilla

Lucilla has been on our “try it” list for quite a while. They specialize in New American cuisine that blends southern traditions with contemporary elements to create some very unique dishes. I was in the mood to try someplace new for our August date night and decided it was time for us to visit.
Beer Jars

Checking Out J’s Asian Street Food

We decided we wanted to try someplace new for the holiday weekend. We were not in the mood for a heavy meal and decided we would try someplace that did "small" bites. We've had J's Asian Street Food on our list since just after it opened and decided to swing by.
Bucatini alla Carbonara

Early Father’s Day at Il Lusso

My wife Teresa took me for an early Father's Day dinner at Il Lusso.  It is an Italian steakhouse in downtown Tallahassee.  We hadn't been there for a while and I was in the mood for a good steak.
Pinchos de Res

Tapas Time in Tally

One of the things we were missing from our time in Miami was a great tapas bar. We checked out the new Casa Tapas and Cantina here in Tallahassee last night and it was fabulous!
Date Night at Sage May 2022

May Date Night at Sage

Teresa and i try to do a "date night" every month. For May, we had a couple of things to celebrate as well. My birthday was on May 2 and Mother's Day was May 8. So we decided to wrap all three together and do dinner at Sage Restaurant in Tallahassee.
Date Night April 2022

Date Night at Kool Beanz Cafe

We revisited Kool Beanz Cafe for our April date night." We ordered several of their"starters" so we could explore the menu and enjoyed one of their award-winning desserts. This Tallahassee favorite has become one of ours as well.
Growler Country Cuban Sandwich

A Great Cuban Sandwich

My wife Teresa and I made our second visit to Growler Country here in Tallahassee last week. We had seen their Cuban sandwich on the menu on our first visit and promised ourselves that we would be back to check it out. It exceeded our expectations.