I skipped last week, so you get TWO weeks of my booze! Thank you, nerdy programmers, for Untappd.
2 Fridays ago: Dinner with a friend/former co-worker. We tried to think of a new restaurant to check out … but ended up “settling” on our fave, Au Cheval. But first, we had to enjoy happy hour properly, so we stopped at CH Distillery.
I had “The Baron Takes Tea” – Earl Gray infused gin, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, soda. It was awesome. I believe my companion had a Manhattan. Or an Old Fashioned? Maybe that.
After one round, we headed to Au Cheval, put our name on the list, and went next door to Lone Wolf while we waited for them to text us that our table was ready.
I had a London Porter by Meantime Brewing Company and we ordered some carby/cheesey appetizers.
At Au Cheval, I had a Kentucky Common by Local Option Bierwerker with dinner. Guys … this beer is a dark sour ale. Sour and stouty, two of my favorite types of beer. I was in heaven.
^^ So that evening was the highlight of my drinking for the month so far.
The following night, the Mr. and I went to Stage 773 for a Vaudezilla burlesque show. I wore make-up! I love make-up, but I don’t wear it often, so it warranted a selfie-fest.
So Vaudezilla … it was an awesome show! [Pictures aren’t allowed, but they had a professional taking pics.] All of the perfomances were to a live band, which was fun, and the headliner was Jolie Goodnight, who is an amazing singer and dancer. Yes, she took her clothes off while singing. Anywho, while we were waiting in the lobby, I had an “A Little Crazy” by Revolition.
Last week, I was sick-ish. Monday I felt feverish and achey, and then I felt nauseous until the weekend. So no drinking. [I promise you I’m not with child.]
On Saturday, we went to Dan Savage’s HUMP Film Fest at the Music Box. It was thoroughly entertaining. I enjoyed a Goose Island 312 during the screening. After we found seats, the hubs went out to the lobby to get drinks. Apparently there is a one-drink limit, so he got me a 312, and water for himself. (Well, us, ha.) Seriously, he’s so good to me.
This past Monday was supposed to be Pint Night, but you may remember we had just a bit of snow.
So instead I ran on the treadmill in my office building and had a Stella at home, since that’s all we had cold. So this is the third month in a row that I didn’t make it to Pint Night.
What have you been drinking lately? Anything good?
Have you been to Au Cheval? What’s your favorite dish? I have tried many things there, my favorites are the burger, the open-faced ham & cheese, and the fries with mornay sauce, garlic aoli & fried egg. And if you’ve never been … GO. NOW.