Friday, November 19, 2010

Dinner with the girls

by Meghann on November 19, 2010

Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of meeting two of my favorite girls (Katy & Gina) at the Virgin Olive Market for dinner.

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I’ve driven by the Virgin Olive Market several times and have heard nothing but good things about it, but had never actually been before tonight. They had a $15 for $30 deal on Living Social the other week – and you know how big of a fan I am of deals – so it was a true sign that I finally had to check this place out.

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Inside the restaurant was adorable – full of so much character and warmth. You order at the counter from a select menu of sandwiches and salads and they bring your order to your table.

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I ordered the Platos Platter for dinner which came with an assortment of greens, olives, tomatoes, hummus, eggplant, mozzarella, and pita.

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The plate was delicious. So fresh and loved having little pieces of this and little bits of that piled high on the pita. ๐Ÿ™‚

For dessert we asked for the last remaining cupcakes on display to split among us.

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We thought they were Pumpkin Spice, but we were wrong. Very wrong.

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One bite in and I could instantly taste the banana – not good. I immediately (and politely) spit it back in my napkin.

Luckily themanager had been chatting with us the majority of the evening and kindly offered up a Red Velvet Cupcake in the back instead.

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Wowza. Now this cupcake was something I could sink my teeth into. The icing was sweet and creamy and the cupcake was moist with the perfect hint of chocolateness I love in red velvet. Much better than the banana. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gina, Katy, and I closed the place down. It was great playing catch up. Hopefully we can do it again real soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have a 20 mile training run in the morning. My gear is set out, my alarm is set for 5:00, and my mind is mentally preparing itself for 3+ hrs of running. Wish me luck!

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