Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Parmesan-Crusted Date Night

Last night my sweet boyfriend Jeff took me on a mystery date! He picked me up at my house, and when we got in the car, he told me, "We're going on a little trip!" How exciting! I love little surprise road trips! But who doesn't, am I right?! We sat in traffic for a tiny bit, and a chance to snap a quick picture of course :)

I apologize for the quality of the front-facing iPhone camera self-portrait...

So we drove an hour north to the cute little town of Thomasville, Georgia, where we ate a delicious dinner at Jonah's Fish & Grits. It's this precious, tiny little restaurant with a great atmosphere, in a family environment. Everyone there is so sweet and nice, and it's so great and cozy inside.  Here are some pictures of the outside, since I was too embarrassed (which is silly, I know), to take pictures of the tiny inside with everyone staring at me...

And the food was so super yummy. We started off with Cyclone Shrimp for our appetizer, which rivals the Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill. Apparently the chef here used to work there, and so he made his own copy-cat version, which I think is actually better! We both got the specials for the night, so I had Parmesan-crusted Grouper with white cheddar grits and veggies, and Jeff had a salmon filet stuffed with a homemade crab cake with mashed potatoes and veggies. Both were delicious, but the salmon definitely won the taste contest, of the year probably. (It was a ton of food though, and couldn't eat all mine so I brought about half of it home for later.) And then we shared pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!

After dinner, we tried to walk around the cute little town a bit, but everything was closed, so there's not much we could do or see. We did however happen upon a lovely yarn-bombing project I've been hearing so much about lately! Also, since everything was closed, we had to quickly make our way back to the restaurant again for some restroom facilities, because I have a bladder the size of a four-year-old... (TMI maybe?) We tried to take another picture of ourselves, but it was almost dark, and there wasn't good lighting, so this is the best we could manage. Oh well - at least it's a small way to remember our night there! However, that "test shot" of Jeff turned out great! :)

All-in-all, it was a lovely surprise, and such a great date night. I always love spending time with this man, and he just makes me so happy! :) Thank you again so much for a great date night! Love you.

And Happy Hump Day everyone!


Kimberly H said...

Awww, that's adorable! I love spontaneous road trips too, but usually my husband has an ulterior motive for planning them :) And that restaurant is TOO cute, it sounds like a great date night!

Ashley K said...

Lucky girl I wish my boyfriend would take me out on fun date nights. He's one to overlook the little things, but what'd ya do right?! The food looks super yummy! I'm right there with you when it comes to the tiny bladder haha!

Found you threw the followers to friends hop :)

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Caroline Topperman said...

Road trips are the best, I'm totally jealous of you right now! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time and an even better dinner.


busy bee lauren said...

I want all of that food in my belly right now.

toxycat said...

aw what a lovely couple you make xx
new follower from the followers to friends hop!!

Kym Bozarth said...

What a sweet date night you had...I really like your food photos as well.