Thursday, February 9, 2012

a real date

So remember when I said Kent and I don't get to go on real dates, just the two of us?
Well on Saturday, we bribed my brother by offering to pay him to do his homework if he'd sit here while the kids slept,
and we went on a date.
Kent told me not to smile while he took the picture. I couldn't do it.
 We had planned to go to a Brazilian Steakhouse down by where Kent works,
but apparently so had everyone else in Provo (an hour wait),
so we decided to be adventurous and try Pizzeria 712.

It was very, very good, even though we didn't recognize a good portion of the pizza toppings listed on the menu.
We ended up with an incredible braised shortrib with polenta and a sausage, tomato, mozzarella pizza.  And Kent was brave and ordered the Rose Lemonade even though a review online said it tasted like bubblebath. 
It didn't.

 After dinner we drove a few doors down (it was VERY cold and windy Saturday night)
to The Chocolate
It's an old old house, turned into a dessert cafe.  The front room you enter into is where you order your dessert,
and the rest of the house is beautiful rooms in vibrant colors full of mismatched tables, chairs, sofas, and benches. 
It was awesome. 
 I ordered a salted caramel brownie.  (The first time I've had salted caramel, actually. And oh boy is it incredible!)  Kent got a "cazookie"--cookie dough slightly baked and topped with ice cream.  And a frosted glass of milk.
His dessert won.  We both ate his cazookie and we brought the brownie home for later.

When we got home, Ellie was snuggled up asleep on the couch and Nicholas was still sound asleep in his bed.  Thanks again, Josh!


Lindsey said...

Oh I'm now homesick for Provo restaurants! If you ever go back to pizzeria 712 and if they have Mac and Cheese (I think it may be a seasonl item) you must order it, it's crazy good!

Teresa said...

Love those kind of dates- I heard it said once that the Provo area has the most diverse types of restaurants because of all the return missionaries- they go on missions to different parts of the world then come back and start up a restaurant with flavor from where they served.
Awesome date.

Creole Wisdom said...

How fun. I love the concept of that dessert place, so cute. Glad I'm not the only one who needs her milk when having chocolate :) There is no better combo!

Shannon b said...

I've heard nothing but good things about Pizzeria 712. We need to try it out sometime. Glad you got out on a REAL date!

heidi said...

going on a date when you are a stay at home mom, or just a mom for that matter, takes on a whole new meaning. hope it was wonderful!!

Lisa Brown said...

How fun :). And I still remember the long waits at every restaurant in Provo. When we lived there, Kevin and I would always go to an early dinner, arriving at about 4:45pm at the place we were eating. By the time we got our food, there was usually a line out the door. Insane.