Saturday was my dad’s birthday and we happened to go out to celebrate at my favorite restaurant. I talk about my love of The Ravenous Pig often, so I’m sure I subliminally convinced my dad that he needed to try it as well. I love that The Ravenous Pig always serves very savory dishes and they put very interesting twists on everything (especially their drinks).
We ate way too much as I typically do when going out to eat with my family. My dad loves food as much as I do. We started out with gruyere biscuits, smoked salmon and a charcuterie platter comprised of house-made meats and paired cheeses.
Instead of ordering one of their entree selections, I decided to order a salad and one of their pub fare options. I ordered the farmer salad, which had tons of house smoked bacon and a soft boiled egg.
I love my runny eggs. It was like breakfast in a salad form. I also ordered the shrimp and grits from the pub menu.
The Ravenous Pig’s menu changes often, and the shrimp and grits dish has a habit of reappearing. It’s one of my favorites when it’s available. My sister who claims to hate grits even took multiple bites. They’re rich and savory and unlike any typical breakfast grits. It’s topped with corn, tomatoes and chutney, which makes the grits taste so fresh and bright.
Kevin ordered the steak frites, which comes with truffle fries, another one of my Pig favorites.
For dessert, we ordered their banana cream pie in a jar, nutella bread pudding and pig tails (fried dough with espresso chocolate dipping sauce). Why choose just one? The pie was by far my favorite. It was topped with marshmallow, and the banana flavor was nice and strong.
My family really seemed to enjoy their meals, and I was excited to share my favorite restaurant with them while celebrating my dad.
28-Day Blog Challenge
Today as a part of the 28-day blog challenge, I finally cleaned up my Google Reader. I had been needing to transfer it to my new email address (that reflects my married name), and in the process, I unsubscribed from all the wedding planning blogs I had been using as well as blogs I no longer read. While I’m at it, here’s a shout out to some of my favorite blogs!
- Lauren Runs (my cousin!)
- J’s Everyday Fashion
- Peas in a Blog
- Young House Love
What is your favorite way to celebrate? Going out to eat is usually involved for me. That and sleeping in.