Friday, June 18, 2010

Double Date

by Meghann on June 18, 2010

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

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Too bad the same isn’t true for dentists.

Bad news is I had to return to the dentist this afternoon for the fourth time in a two month period.

Good news is she was able to polish my teeth. No more yellow stains! Woo hoo! I once again have a smile I can be proud of. πŸ™‚

I’m still sticking with my decision not to return to this particular dentist again. I’ve only been seeing her for a couple of months and she has already managed to disappoint me on multiple occasions. Not cool. I’m going to find a dentist that doesn’t make me angry every time I visit their office. πŸ˜‰

Good thing I got my pearly whites back before this evening – I had a very important double date to partake in!

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My twin bro and his girlfriend Adena are staying with me for the weekend. They’re both still on break from med school and taking a mini-vacation in the area.

I decided to take them to one of my favorite Orlando hot spots (Park Ave in Winter Park) and try out a restaurant I’ve been meaning to give a shot (Spice).

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Thanks to an afternoon thunderstorm, we had the perfect weather for dining al fresco.

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An order of bruschetta was shared by the table.

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I had one piece

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Plus a pumpernickel roll.

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I was really feeling a summer salad for dinner. The Caprese Salad in particular sounded perfectly fresh and seasonal.

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I forgot how much I missed fresh basil, it just brings a whole other level of freshness to any dish. πŸ™‚

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I ate about 3/4 of the salad and pawned off the rest on Derek. I also ate half of a side of sweet potato fries.

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The plan was to hit up The Wine Room for some drinks after dinner, but Adena was ID-less so we went with plan B.

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Buying bottle of wine from Publix is the same as buying wine by the ounce from The Wine Room, right? πŸ˜‰

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1.5 liters of wine for $9.95? Check!

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Chocowine?

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ewww…. no thank you

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Look what I found at the check outline!!!

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The 4 of us split the bag.

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My thoughts? Yum! It was like a whopper – only lighter and crispier. They’re no peanut butter M&Ms but I wouldn’t turn them away if offered. πŸ˜‰

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I really, really wanted a glass of wine, but I was warned by the dentist to stay away from dark liquids such as tea, coffee, and red wine for 24 hours. πŸ™

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I had a beer instead. πŸ˜‰

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Josh and Adena brought over some Oberon Ales, which are brewed near Adena’s hometown in Michigan.

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This was a much lighter beer than I am used to drinking. I prefer a bolder, darker beer, but this one was nice and fruity and a fun change from my usual.

We ended the evening with Sequence.

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We tied 1-1. πŸ˜‰

Time for bed! We have an EARLY morning planned for tomorrow.

I’ll give you a hint. πŸ˜‰

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Good Night!

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