Cocktail Kinda Night
September 12, 2010
Work, work, work. I was fortunate enough to be able to work from home on Friday. I’m one of those people who gets easily distracted by whats going on around me. When I work from home I have no distractions so I’m able to get way more done. Love that!
All my hard work was rewarded by an awesome night out!
Pretty random. I started off with a traditional breakfast of cereal. Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries cereal that was included in the Healthy Living Summit swag bag.
This was a good bowl of cereal. Reminded me a bit of rice krispies but better for you! I wasn’t sure about the dried berries but they added a lot of flavor.
I was still hungry so I steamed some Cauliflower and Broccoli. Topped it with ICBINB spray and a mixture of Chili, Garlic and Cayenne pepper.
Amy’s Organic Black Bean Vegetable soup.
Topped with fresh shredded Parmesan and Cholula hot sauce:
Soup was so good! It will definitely have a place in my cupboard anytime.
I also had a Dr. Zevia soda. The jury is still out on what I think of this beverage.
I met my friends at the Wit for an after work cocktail. The Wit’s Rooftop bar has spectacular views:
I sipped on a Belvedere Dirty Martini while I chatted it up with my friends!
After the Wit I jumped in a cab with my husband and headed up to Firkin & Pheasant for a blogger meet up with MacKenzie from Fighting the Pudge and her husband, Ryan. Patrick and I had such a good time with them!
Appetizers were split amongst the table. Scotch Eggs which are hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and breaded panko crumbs then flash fried, served with sweet mango chutney:
Spicy popcorn shrimp with cocktail sauce:
For my main dish I went with a Pub Favourite. Cottage pie which is simmered ground beef, peas and carrots topped with whipped potatoes and served with seasonal veggies:
My husband ordered the Halibut with a sweet chili glaze. I did sample the fish and it was SO good. Love the flavor combination of the grill and sweet chili.
Dessert was a raspberry and lemonade cocktail.
I wasn’t ready for the night to end so we walked down the street to another bar. On the way I ran into this sculpture of, what I think is, a couple bottle openers dancing:)
After talking and drinking the night away we decided to stop at The Wieners Circle. I think the hot dogs here are very different than those you will find elsewhere in the city. They char-grill the dogs so it has that char taste which I really enjoy.
If you are a sensitive soul you probably won’t want to visit this hot dog joint since they are most known for the verbal abuse between the employees and customers(fyi…plenty of You Tube videos if you do want to experience it). I find if funny but I can also see how other might find it off-setting. It’s all in good fun!
Wiener’s Circle Verdict: Great hot dogs after a night of drinking!
Do you get more work done in an office setting or at home?
I get way more work done at home.
What a great day & night! I work part of the time from home and find I am SO much more productive. I am hoping to be full time home eventually. The blogger meet up looks like a blast- the Scotch Eggs sound really interesting. I love that the hot dog plates puts full pickles in with the hot dog- so fun. Hope your week treats you well
Amy B @ Second City Randomness
I took my brother to Weiner Circle once… but it was during the day and not nearly as exciting! lol
Oh well- but even sober, the hot dogs were good! 🙂
I am still dreaming about that hot dog. YUM!
I get waaaay more work done at home too. You don't have to deal with any of peripheral stuff like you do during the day-to-day. 🙂
Have a fab day, lady!
I would love to be able to work from home, but I don't have that option 🙂
emily (a nutritionist eats)
I've actually been to the Wit! Gorgeous!
My BF loves scotch eggs, I still have yet to try them although, I'm sure they are delish!
Veggies, Cake & Cocktails
Amy – Yeah, I hear the exciting stuff doesn't start until after 8:00pm:) It can get really crazy!
Emily – I've been to the bars at the Wit a couple times. I would love to stay the night in one of their rooms. I bet they are really cool!