I love a restaurant week. My sisters and I always made “sistah” dates during the St. Louis ones. It is such a good way to try a new place.
Columbus restaurant week is this week and last night I arranged a night at Lindey’s – one of the restaurants on my must visit lists pretty much since I moved here. The restaurant is fine dining in the German Village neighborhood.
Friends Rex, Andre & Peter and I decided to take a table out on the patio. It was warm, but not miserable, and the Lindey’s patio is really lovely.
There were delicious cocktails, amazing food and really fun conversation. This particular group of gentlemen are so smart and diverse that I never know exactly where the conversation may go. Last night included topics such as a lively discussion about how many big cities a state had to have to be considered an urban state (i.e. Ohio has 3 larger cities and 2 medium sized cities and is a smaller state – we are urban. Missouri has two larger cities and 1, maybe 2, medium sized cities – they are not an urban state.) and what terrible movie you tolerated watching just to make out with the person you were watching the movie with. (Idiocracy. That’s the movie I suffered through just because I wanted to make out with the the guy.)
Additionally, we came up with the topic that may very well be the research topic I pursue. We were doing some word association with corporate buzzwords at one point and hit a combination that is probably a really good idea. I’m sure the idea currently exists in pieces so I need to explore it more – but it might just be genius.
The food was just really fantastic as well. I had a chilled asparagus and crab soup, shrimp and grits, and root beer creme brulee. I got a taste of everyone’s dishes and I have to say I made great ordering choices.
After dinner we walked a couple blocks to a little bar to play darts, where this happened…
And then home.
Not a remarkable night. Probably even an ordinary night from the outside. Even as I write this, I know it’s not that exciting. Except to me. It was nice to get out, be out and to have a nice time. Time heals all wounds. Time…and laughing.