I just love girls night!
Today, four of my best girlfriends and I met up for Happy Hour & dinner at a new restaurant for all of us, The Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar. Wheatfields has been serving up fresh, homemade pasta since 1988, and has just recently opened up a new location, which was the Bistro & Wine Bar that we attended this evening. As soon as I walked through the door, I liked what I saw!
My friend Joelle was waiting there when I got there, so we headed over to the bar to check out Happy Hour!
We were SO excited to see that Wheatfields offers 2 for 1 deals on wine and beer during their Happy Hour, Monday-Friday from 4-7 at the bar only. I was in the mood for a glass of wine, so it worked out perfect! At the recommendation of the bartender, I ended up choosing their house Pinot Grigio, which I don’t remember the name of! EEK! I wish I did because I really liked this stuff! I enjoyed my “2 for 1″ throughout the course of the evening.
I obviously was parched, as you can see the lipstick mark on the glass before I even took a pic!
Wheatfields also offers a complementary cheese & cracker display during their happy hour.
After sitting and chatting at the bar for a little while, we decided it was time to order some grub! We started off by sharing an appetizer of Bruschetta, a blend of roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, red onion, extra virgin olive oil, & balsamic. 4 girls + 4 pieces = perfect! ;) The bruschetta was quite yummy (but I almost enjoyed my “special toast” from yesterday better!)
I was totally indecisive tonight when it came to ordering! We were having such a good time chatting that I kept getting sidetracked! So when our waiter came back, for what seemed like the 5th time, I had to make a game time decision. I started off with their Market Salad, which was mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and a citrus vinagrette. I ordered the dressing on the side, just to play it safe! ;) It was a delicious dressing – a little sweet & a little tangy!
The table was also given a basket of fresh baked bread to share. YAY bread!
Served alongside the bread was an herb butter and a white bean hummus, both of which were equally scrumptious! I had 2 pieces, just so I could make sure to try one of each topping.
At the last minute, I decided to order….PASTA! Two big pasta dishes in one week is obviously not greatt, BUT I had been told by so many people that I just HAD to try their homemade pasta. I ordered their handmade, whole wheat pasta with a vodka pink sauce.
The sauce had a little bit of a spice to it, which I wasn’t really expecting, but it was still really good. Again, we were chatting so much and having such a great time, that I ended up only eating about half of this (maybe less?) because, for once, I gave my brain enough time to signal that I was full and satisfied. How ’bout that?
Dinner with the girls was such a great time! I wish we were able to do it more often! Thanks Eileen, Jo, & Rach for a great time!! (p.s. – we missed you Kat!)
It was brought to my attention earlier today after reading Tina’s post, that today is in fact National Oatmeal Cookie Day! How did I not know this?!? Well, seeing as though oatmeal raisin cookies are my FAVORITE, and it is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, I had to have a little celebration…
This baby hit the spot! :) But hey, how could it not? It’s an oatmeal raisin cookie!
I could have celebrated with this, times 5!
The rest of my Friday is going to spent relaxing with the hubby, who has already thoroughly enjoyed my leftover pasta and the chocolate chunk cookie I brought home for him. Tomorrow morning, my friend Kate and I are headed out to the Farmer’s Market – it’s the first week of the season that it’s back outside, and it’s supposed to be GORGEOUS out tomorrow! YAY! 8)
What’s your favorite way to spend a “Girls Night”?
I love the exact setting as tonight…a couple drinks, some dinner, and enough time to chat and enjoy each others’ company! (But of course the occasional “night out on the town” is always a blast too!)