Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Little Night Music

Man (or woman, for that matter) cannot live by cooking each night, ya know. So, last night we were able to join some close friends at Simon & Seafort's here in Anchorage. Click on the "our menu" link, and look at all those appetizers! With the exception of the potato chips, our group had every....single....appetizer. We all also sampled each of the desserts, but I'm getting ahead of myself.  Some of the highlights...

Sweet potato fries with some sort of ketchup, and my favorite, a lovely spicy whole-grain mustard.  Those went so fast, we definitely should have ordered another. But, between the wine flights, and all the other goodies, we felt we must keep the variety coming.  Then, a pretty respectable showing of Buffalo wing tastiness....

I apologize for the quality of the photo ~ it was the cel phone, NOT the wine! I promise! I did try to capture some of the other dishes, like the tower of three appetizers which included teriyaki tenderloin tips, a crab and artichoke dip that was outrageous, and a shrimp dish which rested on a lovely mashed potato pillow, but alas, it all went before I remembered...but oh my word, it was all delicious! The meatloaf sliders caught Dear Husband's eye, so the order was promptly placed.

Dear Husband dipped them in marinara sauce and pronounced them tender and delightful. We all then passed around the best creme brulee', berry cobbler, bread pudding, molten chocolate cake and regular cake. The cakes came with cute little scoops of ice cream, and miniature gravy boats full of brandy sauce, and vanilla sauce, and were absolutely amazing. The best part? Well, other than having a really good time smack-dab in the middle of a work week, the appetizers are half price from 4:30 to 6:00! AND, there are many four-dollar drink specials during that same happy hour time frame! Of all the unique discoveries we've made in Anchor-town, this one ranks pretty high.

What local gem have you found in your town? What is the tastiest bargain there?

Eat well my friends, and splurge every now and again on a week night, it is so worth it!

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