February 13, 2007


This past weekend was one of the very few times that I had a break from our routine. Yeah, I've gone to the beach a few times, and we've hit the bar a couple of times, but it's always sandwiched by working at the shop. Sometime quite literally. Work at the shop, go home get changed, go out, stop at the shop on the way home. It was nice to be away for a bit.

Ran down to St. Pete and hooked up with some friends, then went to Tierra Verde to eat at their family's restaurant... The Good Times Contintental Restaurant. Gott, I love that place! If you're in the St. Pete area and you want some kickass Old World style food, this is the place to go. The first time I was there, I had Steak Au Poivre Vert, a filet in green peppercorn sauce. I can't even begin to describe how excellent that was... but my mouth is watering just thinking about it. This weekend I was tempted to have the same, but I know that you've got to try new things... especially when they all sound so damn good.

This weekend I went with something that may suprise those of you who know me. I ordered Veal Scallops Orloff... veal scallops and shroobies served with a cream sauce over noodles. You want to know how good it was? I ate the mushrooms!!! Yeah. Normally, fungus equals bad, but the flavor was so awesome, I just had to eat everything on the plate. And it's not like they skimp... they serve very generous portions of their dishes. It's just so good that you can't stop eating...

Wash it all down with a few Czech beers, and finish it with apple strudel and ice cream... In a word: Heaven.

Seriously, if you ever get the chance to check out The Good Times Continental Restaurant, do it. I guarantee you'll love it...

Anyway, after eating, we headed back to their place where we played Monopoly until after 1 am. 'Twas a blast. I stayed there for the night, and they served monstrous breakfast burritos in the morning. I didn't want to leave.

All good things come to an end, so I headed back home, stopping by the shop on the way. I got caught up with some chores, fixed a couple of ballasts, and headed on home with a huge grin on my face. It was a much needed break, and I hope to do it again, soon.

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 13, 2007 08:34 AM | TrackBack

Good friends, good food, and good times. What else is there in life? Sounds like some "you-time" was in order! Ahh life aint so bad.

Posted by: leggerman at February 13, 2007 12:38 PM

Sounds good, Hoss. I'm glad you liked the shrooms.

Posted by: Dash at February 13, 2007 01:07 PM

Maybe next time you can come to our house.... next weekend is hubby's birthday.....hint hint. BTW - he loved the glasses.

Posted by: Carmen at February 13, 2007 02:33 PM

'Tis a great place to "get away". Glad y'all had a great time. But 'shrooms? You? No wonder the week has been so weird. The earth is off kelter......

Posted by: Tammi at February 13, 2007 09:31 PM