Although I wasn’t feeling well, this past Saturday was pretty blissful. Scruffy and I haven’t had one-on-one time in a while where we didn’t have to worry much about anything. I went over to his house where I became Luna’s pillow. He was getting ready so that we could head to Thai Cottage for lunch and back home to spend time with the pups.
When we got back, we realized Luna’s stitches came apart so Scruffy ran to the store to buy a cone and some Neosporin. The cone of shame … and those ears. Once her cone was on and Neosporin was applied, it was almost 5 pm. All four of us cuddled on the couch as we surfed the channels before our 8 pm dinner reservations. Our first fancy-ish date night with the use of a Groupon at:
14135 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
The place has a romantic ambiance though people weren’t really dressed up not that there were many customers as you can see in the picture for a Saturday night at 8 pm.
The waiter brought out Plantain Chips with Avocado Cilantro Cream | Free.
Scruffy and I are not a big fan of sweets so these were perfect, and not greasy. We both cleaned the avocado cilantro cream clean … too good.
For our appetizer, we picked Shrimp-itos [golden baked shrimp; finished in a lemon, butter, and garlic sauce] | $12.
We both thought the sauce was pretty fantastic though the batter could have been a little better.
We both chose the Cesar Salad [traditional salad of Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese] | $7.
Just a salad. Not much to talk about.
They serve Garlic Bread | Free with our entrees.
He was looking forward to the bread but it was disappointing, and a little burnt on the sides.
Scruffy chose the Steak Hickl [char-grilled marinated 9 oz New York strip, served with mashed potatoes, topped with mushroom port wine sauce] | $30.
I think the steak was perfect, as it should be since it’s a steakhouse. They had pico de gallo on the side and when you put a little bit of steak, mushrooms, and mashed potatoes in one bite, it gave the dish a little bit of refreshingness … is that even a word?
I chose the Paella [yellow saffron rice, mixed with clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, fish, crawfish, squids, chicken, and chorizo Espanol] | $26.
They did state in the menu to allow 27 minutes to make. We didn’t mind the wait at all because when it came, we both gobbled it up, except the chorizo. It was very hard and salty. Scruffy liked this dish the best and I would have to agree.
When he made reservations, they stated for us to read all the rules but there weren’t any. When we arrived, they gave us a sheet of paper with the rules which wasn’t entirely written out when we bought the Groupon. False advertising, in my opinion. We bought the Groupon with a $30 off coupon, paying $14 out of pocket, so when our bill came, our total was only $7.43 + tip so we didn’t mind too much.
To say we licked our plate clean was an understatement. It was definitely a well worth meal for the price we paid, $21.43 + tip. Our wallets and tummies were very happy that night. They do receive horrible reviews, but rest assured, the food, itself, is amazing. It’s the slow service that gets them lower ratings, in my opinion. But if you’re not in a rush, it’s a great experience.
After dinner, we took a quick walk around Whole Foods were we saw a couple making out at the food bar. Gross. Then headed to H-E-B to pick up some things before heading back home. I picked up two different versions of gelato. A small Siviero Maria lemon gelato and a big Talenti peanut butter pretzel, both equally delicious.
We changed and while Scruffy took the pups out, I sat and surfed through some channels trying to figure out what movie we could watch. We decided on The Purge where I was afraid
half most of the time. All I will say is that there were some spillage of beverages which he wasn’t too happy about. Whoops.
The next day, we woke up and watched random shows before watching The Purge: Anarchy. It wasn’t as great as the first one but equally as scary … for me. Afterward, he went and grabbed a pizza and I took a nap while he watched Ted 2 before I headed home.
It was an eventful date weekend. I’m certain he was annoyed with me by the end of it and was happy to see me leave especially since I’m not so great to be around when I’m not feeling well. haha