Thursday, October 22, 2009

Flying Monkey

by Meghann on October 22, 2009

First of allDon’t forget to vote! ;)

Second of all – Guess what I got? ;)

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Yep, the red dress!!

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I also bought some tights and a scarf. I’m hoping this outfit will work for San Francisco in a couple of weeks. What do you think?

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Shopping at H&M was a great way to end another hectic day at work. My mid-afternoon snack of nuts and cereal didn’t hurt either.

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Nor did the glass of wine I had at dinner. ;)

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My old roommate, Erin, made it to town right as I was getting off work. We immediately began our mission of shopping, drinking, eating and playing catch up. It felt just like old times.

For dinner I wanted to try a new restaurant I had heard good things about – The Flying Monkey Wine Company.

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We started with the wine mentioned above – a glass of cab for me and a glass of chardonnay Erin.

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Instead of bread we were served complimentary edamame.

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We were both starving and the edamame was quickly gobbled up. The edamame was coated with course rock salt and lemon zest. The flavor was strong, but tasty.

The prices on all the meals were a little high for our taste, so Erin and I decided to each order small salads and split an appetizer as our meal.

We choose the Monkey Balls (seasoned rice, soy, green onions, cream cheese, sesame oil and herbs) as our appetizer.

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These fried balls of rice were great. The insides were very moist and the outsides were fried and crispy. Yum!

And I had the Warm Monkey (spinach, candied walnuts, blue cheese, sauteed mushrooms, warm balsamic vinaigrette) as my choice of salad.

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Both Erin and I were impressed with our salads. I just find it hard to go wrong with candied nuts and blue cheese on a salad. Its always a win-win.

In the end we weren’t too impressed with the Flying Monkey Company. The food was good, but the prices were too high and it was a little dark. This would be a much better date setting then a place to catch up with an old friend.

After dinner we stopped at one of my favorite Fro-Yo places to pick up dessert to go.

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I ate my Acaiberry/ Green Tea Swirl with Mochi, Blueberries & Granola while watching Grey’s Anatomy comfortably in my pajamas.   

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My weekend has come a day early and i plan to take every advantage of it.

Tomorrow Erin and I are rising bright and early to beat the crowds at Sea World. Its been years since I’ve been and I’m excited to ride some of the new rides and explore new attractions. It should be fun.

Have a great night and a wonderful Friday! Good night!

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