Here is my top three favorites when dining out:
Already mentioned this place, but might as well make it official! Marie Catribs is my absolute favorite healthy and delicious place to eat. It also doubles as my special place to dine with my BBF (Brain Buddy Friend) so it is pretty spectacular. There are so many yummy salads and desserts that despite eating here fairly often, I am yet to scratch the surface. Best of all, everything is made from ingredients from local farms so I help our local economy while I eat!
Turks is my favorite, not so healthy, place to eat. While often calorie rich, Turks food is excellent and the atmosphere is casual and kid friendly and you know how I feel about their onion rings. Their onion rings alone are worth driving, or running, several miles to get them and I have done both over the years! I even skied there a few years back!
Hearthstone Bistro is my favorite place to go on a date (with my husband!). The atmosphere is warm and inviting and for those on a date, oh so Romantic! It is so quiet and relaxing that it is perfect for date night! Although parents of three like me often find themselves dozing off after dinner because it is so much more peaceful than any house full of children! The Food is incredible. Always fresh and seasonally inspired. TASTY, GOOD STUFF! This place is not so perfect with kiddos because of the romantic and quiet factors so do us all a favor and if you head here get a babysitter or leave your kids in the closet with a box of fruit snacks or a thing of microwave popcorn! (just kidding)
Oh and best of all I am heading there TONIGHT! I am like a kid on Christmas Eve full of anticipation and excitement! When I first started writing this, I was in fact heading to Hearthstone that very evening. However, life happened and I am just now finishing this story.
PS I get to be the substitute soccer coach for the Earthquakes (my son's super cool soccer team) and while I fully admit and my husband quickly pointed out, "you don't know a thing about soccer" I plan to have fun with the kids and who knows maybe I will learn something about soccer.
PPS I used to kind of like that song, "Genie in a Bottle" and now it is stuck inside my head and I don't like it so much anymore.