Last night was me and the fiance’s 2 year anniversary.
If you’ve been reading for awhile you know he and I met as roommates when I first moved to Portland.
Two years ago we gave up trying to not date and went out for dinner.
Last year on our anniversary he was super sick.
This year he was only a little sick.
Commitment is making him less ill as time goes on I guess?
We went to Three Square Grill for dinner. It’s really close to our house, so that dinner wasn’t too crazy for sick face. We’d been there for brunch before, but not dinner. We were amazed at how packed it was, but they were just in the paper… (The fiance, btw, had never heard of Matzo ball soup before last night… I think I should’ve explained before we ordered, because he seemed a little sad once he heard what it was and realized what he was missing out on).
We started with bread and buttahhh
And wine. Shocking, right?
And then we got the most insane amazing appetizer EVAH
(Terrible picture, but we were excited to eat!)
Hush puppies, fried okra, and fried house made pickles with jalepeno jelly (that I think was also house made). Good. Freakin. Lord. Amazinnnng.
(Also, fun note; I student taught in the neighborhood we live in now. While we were eating one of my students from last year came in with his family and sat next to us. Which was was awesome just in and of itself. Then he got a pickle and his dad said they were homemade. The little boys eyes got HUGE and he asked “homemade?!” before taking a giant bite. I think he was more excited about the pickle than anything else on his plate)
We shared two entrees; Grilled salmon with aoli, crispy leeks, and hoppin’ johns (delicious black eyed pea thangs)
And a cassoulet (which is a bean stew sorta thang) with duck sausage, beef, and pork
I ended up eating most of the salmon, and the fiance ate the cassoulet. Both were fantastic.
And because he loves me (and didn’t realize Food Front sold flowers) the fiance had some dessert from Baker & Spice at home for us
Flourless chocolate cake, a vanilla cupcake with raspberry buttercream, and a whoopie pie.
What can I say? There’s a reason I’ve kept him around the past two years…