Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthdays at Gio’s

by Meghann on September 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Hilda!


Last Friday we celebrated my Mom’s birthday, tonight it was Derek’s Mom’s turn. ๐Ÿ™‚

We treated Hilda tonight at one of her favorite Tampa Restaurants – Gio’s.


Derek’s parents discovered Gio’s via a Groupon deal a while back and have become big fans of the quaint Italian joint. They even gave Derek a gift certificate to the restaurant for his birthday and have returned for various special occasions. Proof that Groupon does do good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I started tonight’s meal with a glass of Chianti.


And the table split the calamari and bruschetta appetizers.

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I enjoyed my share of both.


I’m not sure why, but I wasn’t really feeling anything from the main menu tonight. My eyes kept finding their way back to the soups, so that’s what I went with – the bean and pasta soup.


The soup was actually really delicious. The broth had a ton of great, spicy flavor. ๐Ÿ™‚


We stayed late chatting it up, then said out final ‘Happy Birthdays!’ before heading home and crashing in front of the tv.

Earlier this afternoon I had a dessert quality snack.


One pear microwaved with cinnamon then topped with a crumbled graham cracker and vanilla yogurt. A-MA-ZING!!


It was like a pear crumble. I could eat it again, again, and again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tomorrow morning I’m heading to Orlando for Rasa-Lila Fest! I’m ready for a full day of yoga and friends, but first I need to get some sleep.

Good Nigh!!

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