Last night we popped out to El Toro Bravo for a celebratory date night since we had much to celebrate last night. I had originally thought that Adam’s interview in Beltsville would last longer than it did, and that I’d have time to get a run in on the B&A Trail last night. Au contrare self, he was here by 5:30 p.m.. We were both starving by the time he got here and did NOT have the energy to run. I wanted to head to Gina’s Cantina in Millersville, but I didn’t want to wear my work clothes out. So instead, we headed home to change then went downtown for a nice dinner and date night out.
El Toro Bravo keeps disappointing me. I don’t know what it is but something’s just…off about the flavoring. I’m an enchilladas fiend and something about their sauce just doesn’t do it for me. Maybe it was because the taco shell got soggy from the enchilada sauce or because it didn’t seem as hot as it could have been. The flavors were just…bland. Bad tasting meals out just make me sad.
After dinner, we walked downtown and grabbed some strawberry oreo at Annapolis Ice Cream which is a favorite of ours. If you’ve never checked it out, please do. And be sure to look up on the shelves for the massive amounts of Oreo packages that they put into their homemade ice cream.
We kept walking down to city dock and back up past the state house. New realization last night – when you park in any of the garages downtown, be sure to ask if your restaurant validates for the Park & Shop initiative. We saved $1.50 on parking which may not seem like much but was a pretty nice perk of spending some time downtown!
There was much to celebrate last night but really, it was nice just being out with the husband walking and chatting.
I’m looking forward to the weekend – we’re hitting up Ikea up in Baltimore tomorrow along with the new Lily Pulitzer store in Towson, then grabbing dinner with my former roommate that I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen in a good six months.