We go out for dinner almost every Friday night. Tonight was no different...except one thing. Joe wanted to try some place new.
We've lived here for 9 months, so we have our list of regular places - but there are literally hundreds of places around us that we haven't yet tried. I; however, was not in the mood to try a new place tonight, but he won. He researched and found a yummy looking joint that we had seen the store front of a few weeks ago. It had great reviews on Urban Spoon and the menu sounded good.
Okay, let's try it!
And I'm so glad we did!
The little joint is called Crave and it's about 6 or 7 blocks from our house. It was a beautiful Spring day, unnaturally warm at 70 degrees, so we opted to sit outside. The interior is just about 4 tables large anyway, so I'm not sure we even had a choice. :) It was a perfect evening and we enjoyed watching the sun set as we nibbled.
We had a wonderful waitress who was a natural with little kids and Henry just loved her. He flirted with her all night, showed off his dance moves, showed his muscles and drew her a picture. It was adorable.
Joe ordered the Crave burger with "chips" (fries). He said the house sauce on the burger was a bit odd, but he didn't leave a bite behind either.
I had the chicken soulvaki platter with chips. It was delish. Every bite. Yum. This is also available with vegetables for a healthier choice.
Henry had a little thing that I can't even pronounce, let alone spell on here-some Greek word - but it is basically ham and cheese in a puffy, flaky bread. He gobbled it! (And ate part of my meal as well!)
We were happy and stuffed full.
Then we saw the dessert menu.
Oooh boy. Dessert could NOT be missed.
Joe ordered the fried cheesecake. But they were out. So, oh, darn, we have to go back for that sometime...shucks. ;) He ended up with Crave Bites. Which were little donuts with honey to dip them in. They took a while to be delivered to our table because they were freshly made. Worth the wait!
I ordered the double chocolate molten brownie with ice cream. I've been craving for a molten chocolate cake for about 9 months, I just haven't found one in our neighborhood until tonight! (not that I've looked all that hard...but...) This was sooooo good. Also hot and fresh.
The dessert portions were BIG. We could have easily just shared one. And it's completely reasonably priced. 2 entrees, Henry's meal which was basically an appetizer, 2 Diet Cokes, 2 cups of coffee and 2 desserts was $40! Great service, great food.
In all, I love our list of regular places, they are good and we know what to expect.
But, I'm always happy to add a new place to that list, and Crave has definitely made that list!