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Jenni and Anthony stopped by Fox & Hound on Friday night, but only stayed a few minutes. It was okay because we were meeting them at Oeno the next night. A friend of Jenni’s from work also joined us.
After Oeno we went to John Barleycorn’s to see Skrapyard perform. The two options we gave them last night were the Fabulous Fleshtones at RD’s in Mulvane or Skrapyard at Barleycorns. Jenni and Anthony didn’t feel like driving all the way to Mulvane since Anthony’s hotel was located in the Northeast part of town. Barleycorn’s, on the other hand, was just down the street.
Skrapyard didn’t start playing until after 11 pm, so we ended up staying later than I would have liked. Although, I got to listen to two of my favorite songs and meet Chuck’s girlfriend who seemed really nice, so it was all worthwhile.
Jenni and Anthony were tired and left during Deeds of Man. Brian asked me what time I wanted to leave, but I wasn’t ready yet. We didn’t stay that long after they left, though. As soon as Medicine Man started playing, I told Brian that we could leave once the song was over. But then, they started playing Electric Worry (Clutch cover), which is Brian’s favorite song that they play so we had to stay for that song too. We hurried and left toward the end of the song so as to avoid hearing another song that we might like and then end up staying even later. LOL.
The sancocho soup at Sabor. It is one of my favorite soups in the whole wide world.
I had it for the first time when we treated Jenni and Rene to birthday dinner at Sabor last month and have been hooked ever since.
Brian ordered some empanadas which were delicious also. You know what I just realized? I forgot to use the gift certificate for Sabor that Cory and April gave us. Now we have to go back! LOL.
Thanks for the gift certificate, Cory and April!! You guys are the best.
Brian and I finally got to try Luca Italian Kitchen in Old Town Square. We had dinner there with Jan and Janet before going to Suede on Friday night.
I was really impressed with our server Lauren. She was bubbly and seemed very knowledgeable. The serving team also did a good job of attending to us and making sure that our water glasses were never empty.
We started with the Burrata and prosciutto antipasti platter. I have never had Burrata before and Brian loves prosciutto and he loves cheese (almost any kind of cheese) so that was a good starter for us. Prosciutto and cheese are two of Brian’s favorite things. Along with wine and cigars.
I had a cup of minestrone next. It was unremarkable and had very mild flavor. Honestly, I’ve had better minestrone at other places.
Brian and I split a Carnivora, their all-meat pizza, so we wouldn’t over-eat. Well, mostly so that I wouldn’t over-eat because we know what happens when I stuff myself with too much food. =P
The Carnivora is on the lunch menu, but not on the dinner menu. However, they will make it for you if you ask nicely and agree to pay the dinner up-charge. LOL.
Jan had some kind of giant ravioli dish.
Janet had the tortellacci special. I couldn’t get a good picture of it though because she was sitting farthest from me. This is the best that I could do. Anyway, for those unfamiliar with tortellacci, it’s like tortellini (small) and tortelloni (bigger) but larger. I guess they like to do things BIG at Luca.
Jan had the profiteroles for dessert. It’s basically just a fancy way of saying cream puffs. LOL. Brian and I shared a creme brulee, which was surprisingly good.
I was taking quite a risk that night by having appetizer, soup, pizza and dessert all in one sitting. Thankfully, I didn’t pass out. LOL. I think the fact that I opted not to order a pasta dish helped.
Here are my thoughts about Luca. The food was good and the service was good. I really liked Lauren. She was pleasant and professional. The ambiance was nice and romantic, which could be partially attributed to the dim lighting. The tables are set nicely also. When I first walked in, my first impression was that this would be a nice place for a romantic date.
They must not get a lot of short customers though, because the mirror is the restroom is set really high. I couldn’t even see my face when I was brushing my teeth after dinner. I always have to brush my teeth after I eat so I can wear my braces. It’s unpleasant to wear them if your teeth aren’t completely clean. That, and they’ll be stinky.
I bring my own mouthwash with me, but I noticed that they have some in the restroom. That was really nice. The little mouthwash cups are convenient for brushing your teeth because it’s kind of a pain to have to use your hands to scoop water to your mouth for rinsing. So anyway, even if you don’t plan on brushing your teeth after dinner, you can at least use the mouthwash to freshen your breath for that post-dinner makeout session with your date.
Luca isn’t a place that I’d want to eat at all the time. Well, for one, we shouldn’t be eating out all the time anyway. That’s what got us fat to start with. But it’s definitely a place where I’d take a date if I were single and dating. I can’t guarantee that it will get you laid, unless you order a bottle of wine (or two) with dinner. However, if your date is amenable to a goodnight kiss, at least it will be pleasant and minty fresh.
I was good yesterday, even though I did break my vow of only eating out on special occasions. Well, I guess Old Town’s 20th birthday qualifies. It is a birthday after all.
I just had a little bit of everything and didn’t over indulge. I had a little bit of the spicy spinach dip, a slice of garlic bread, a taste of Gina Ann’s wrong stromboli, a few bites of Brian’s “meat me” calzone, and a Woodchuck cider. At the end of the evening, I was full but not overly stuffed. I’d say it was a good night.
Misty had never been to Wasabi before so we decided to go there last week. I love, love, love Wasabi! I could eat there everyday!
Although, we learned how to make sushi at Jeff and Stacy’s this weekend so our regular trips to Wasabi may be a thing of the past. If we can get our hands on Wasabi’s secret sauces (which, I think, is what makes their sushi better than any other sushi joint in Wichita), we are golden. =)
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