The weekend was almost entirely consumed with my friends Abby and Tony’s wedding, so there’s really no restaurant reviewing to speak of. The rehearsal dinner was catered by Tony’s brother, Lou, and was really nice– beef tenderloin, spinach and pine nut stuffed chicken, green beans, roasted potatoes, salad, and cake. It was all homemade, and all delicious. I’ll be posting some pictures when I get them from Mikki, the photographer.
The wedding was catered by Raffel’s, and (I can say this because Abby said it herself) was very normal banquet food: chicken, beef, sides, etc, for 170 people. Nothing spectacular, but after having not eaten for eight hours (ah, the life of a bridesmaid!), I was pretty hungry. The reception itself was fun, with lots of dancing and merriment among family and friends, a good proportion of which were theater people. And man, The Boyfriend sure can dance!
Sunday, after a tough day of sitting around the apartment, Terry and I went to City Barbecue in Hyde Park. We each got the pulled pork platter, and talked about our next trip to Alabama, home of The Golden Rule and some other place where the locals line up for hours to get barbecue on weekends. City Barbecue satisfies the barbecue craving, but never completely.
Last night, after doing some costuming at the theater, Ted and I went to La Mexicana. Now, Ted really likes Nada, particularly their fish tacos, but we both agree that sometimes a hole in the wall is better. I got a couple of barbacoa tacos, and what do you know? They taste just like Nada’s.
This weekend is sort of planned out as far as restaurants are concerned. I’ll be seeing 5chw4r7z‘s lovely wife in a play this weekend, and a group of us are going out beforehand to what I think will end up being Apsara in Blue Ash, and then on Saturday, a group of us are going to Arnold’s for dinner. I’m hoping to do a special Food of the Great American Ball Park post, too.