To celebrate, Colby and I didn't do anything. I'm going to try to make him go out at some point soon, but we've been eating a lot of low key meals either at home or at familiar restaurants. The new adventures we've had have included Full English and Baguette House (click here for a pdf menu).
We went to Full English because I was having a serious pasty craving, after discovering that you can order Yooper pasties from a restaurant in the UP, only to realize that the shipping costs were over 100 bucks. So much for that. I guess I try to reserve judgment on places without having gone there more than once, but I'm unlikely to return to Full English because a) it's like CRAZY far from our house, b) I had to bribe Colby to go, and c) the pasty I had was clearly baked, then frozen, then reheated. This makes for a frozen middle if it's not in the oven long enough or a really dry inside once it is cooked through. I'd be lying if I said I didn't experience both of these. It was served with a red pepper chutney, which was good, but not nearly moist enough to make up for the chalky potatoes and the dry beef. My usual pasty sauces are beef gravy and sour cream. I leave the ketchup to the real Yoopers.
The person who cooked our meal (perhaps the owner?) felt bad for the frozen part, so he gave as a free dessert. I have no idea what it was, but it tasted like a firmer version of the granola bars they served at Cafe-to-Go at Michigan State. Oh, the memories.
|Tastes like college. mmm...|