The place is awesome! It's very casual and comfortable - the servers don't wear uniforms, which makes it feel less like a restaurant and more like going to a friend's house for dinner. Is that cheesy? It's how it made me feel.
I got a shrimp burger, which is like a crab cake but with shrimp instead of crab. Yum! I was not looking forward to figuring out how many Weight Watchers points that bad boy was (28 for the cake, bun, and fries, btw!)...and we had dessert. Dave got a BBQ sandwich.
I had a $7 glass of wine with dinner - Cielo Pinot Grigio...it was good, although we made a bet while I was drinking it that we could find a bottle of it next door at Corks&Kegs for about the same amount as I paid for the glass. Well, it wasn't really a bet because we both knew it was true - but just for fun after dinner we walked over to Corks&Kegs. What do you know? The bottle was $9.99. I bought it. And If it was chilled I'd be drinking another glass right now. My favorite (and only) comment from the wine website I linked above on this wine's page is:
|Name: Angela from Morris Plains, NJ|
I use this as a wine to cook with. Wouldn't serve it to guests at a dinner party, but fine for a basic glass of white.
Well, pin a rose on your nose, lady. Your guests are too good for this wine? <--This is the type of comment that earned me the title of 'troll' today on the internets. But that's a story for later.
Ok, back to the Tavern. When I sat down and got up from the table, I tried to slide down the bench like I usually do, and I got some resistance. I just assumed it was worn paint or something, or my polyester pants...didn't think anything of it. But when we arrived at Regency and I got out of the car, my pants stuck to something on the car and when I turned around (assuming I had snagged them on something) I saw pink stickiness on the seat of the car. I shouted a couple of expletives and then asked Dave to look at the seat of my pants for gum...sure enough there was some. DAMN!
He went shopping by himself while I stayed in the car and played with my new iPad... :) On the way home, I looked up ways to get gum out of clothes - using this website. The option I chose is maybe the least green of the ones provided, but I don't have any vinegar except red wine vinegar, which I assumed would leave stains. I knew we had Goo Gone in the garage - I bought it to get paint out of the craft room carpet from a mini-disaster, so when we got home I got to work getting that gum out of my new pants!!
Here they are, all gummed up - it's ALL over the back!
The website said all I needed to do was spray the Goo Gone on the pants, immediately scrape it with the back of a butter knife, rub away any loose gum, and repeat as necessary...and it worked! It was so easy!
Here they are now:
I threw them in the wash to make sure the Goo Gone was rinsed off, and they're good as new!