Scruffy and I decided to celebrate the Hallmark holiday on the 18th of February. I love any day there’s an excuse to give gifts! I don’t do it as much as I use to since Scruffy thinks my giving gifts randomly is weird and too much.
I was still in bed since he tends to take longer to get ready and was woken up with a long stem rose in his mouth, box of heart Kit-Kat chocolates, and a “bouquet” of lotto tickets. The queen sized plush throw was given to me the night before since I needed a blanket to use at his house. Sneaky since I thought all I was getting was just a blankie.
El Pollo Loco
5321 S Rice Ave, Houston, TX 77081
(713) 668-6428 | http://www.elpolloloco.com/locations/store/6125
We both got ready then headed to lunch at El Pollo Loco. This location is actually nice and clean compared to the other ones I’ve been to. Hands down my favourite fast food restaurant AND we had a coupon. #winning
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 639-7300 | www.mfah.org/
We headed to the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston. Sadly, the exhibit I wanted to see ended last year but it was still nice to walk around instead of laying in bed watching telly. I renamed this statue to “Let Me Take A Selfie” … get it?
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
(713) 639-4629 | www.hmns.org/
We were hoping the Oil and Gas exhibit would be opened since that was the only one left he has not seen but we weren’t so lucky. We walked around a bit and watched the Dream Big 3D show before we called it a day on museums.
Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill
2820 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 863-1207 | Yelp
It was still early and the restaurant he wanted to surprise me at wasn’t opened yet so we stopped by for some beers. We were both hoping our puppies were with us and part of me wanted to cancel dinner plans and just stay here and feast on crawfish. It smelled SOOOO good.
Coltivare Pizza & Garden
3320 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 637-4095 | Yelp
Soon enough, we headed to Coltivare, a place his boss raves about constantly. I should have known! It was a great surprise since I love trying new places and we rarely go to Italian restaurants. The Brussels sprouts and pizza were my top favourites. I could do without their pasta and though the potatoes were crispy, some were cut too thick and ended with bland flavour inside. Maybe I need to try more of their foods before deciding but this place still doesn’t trump Maggiano’s. No one can ever take Maggiano’s place.
We headed back to my place as planned but I guess we didn’t want the night to end because we decided Rizzo and I would sleepover at his place again. We hung out with my parents for a little bit and I gave him his present: a mattress cover and goo goo clusters. When we got back to his house I watched Blue Veins (Chinese show) and played on my IPad so that he could play FIFA with Blake.
Red Mango Cafe
16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 980-1074 | Yelp
After an hour or so, we went for dessert at Red Mango Cafe, played trivial pursuit, and watched a few episodes of Lost.
I was pooped out and started falling asleep while we watched Lost but it was a great first Valentine’s celebration with him. He did great in taking me to the museums since I always wanted to go and surprising me for dinner. Next time, a chill celebration would be just fine. Thanks for the great memories, Scruffy.