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May Monthly Dinner: The Burg Diner

On a beautiful Wednesday evening, a dozen of us gathered around the large round table in the corner of The Burg Diner, overlapping to a nearby table.  Although next to the front window, we were oblivious to the traffic passing by on 49th Street as we studied both menus (they serve breakfast all day). The Burg Diner, a sister restaurant of The Burg Bar & Grill, serves Greek, Cuban and American cuisine.  Decisions, decisions, decisions. Continue reading

April Monthly Dinner: Urban Brew and BBQ

We returned to the Urban Brew and BBQ this month and had success. When we tried to dine here in February it was a cold and foggy night. This week, we could not have asked for better weather. We sat out back at long picnic tables and for those of us facing the west, it was a little bright until the sun got closer to the horizon. And although the Rays were in town to play baseball, we did not have any parking problems. I think all the Rays fans were in the stadium by then.

Everyone enjoyed their BBQ. Some of us had ribs, others had brisket, and at least one had a sandwich. Many had to try the mac ‘N’ cheese. Many of the sides come in small cast-iron skillets. The special sides this night were sweet potato souffle (available with or without marsmhallow topping but why would you not get that topping?!!) and brussel sprouts. The sweet potato souffle also included pecans. It was wonderful.

Then it came time for dessert. The desserts were also served in small cast-iron skillets. Decisions had to be made between a Ghirardelli’s Brownie, Apple Crisp or a Bacon S’more. All three ended up on the table. More yummy food.

The nine of us enjoyed our dinners and are looking forward to the next dinner in May.

March Monthly Dinner: Finley’s Irish Pub

At our February monthly dinner we had a request to return to Finley’s Irish Pub even though we would be visiting after March 17. We had a party of seven. It would have been larger but we had some last minute cancellations. I enjoyed the DrUnKEN CHicKeN, which is a chicken breast sauteed with Irish whiskey, cream and mushrooms. I failed to take pictures and notes. I know several people got the special that night. I’m not sure but I think it was a corned beef sandwich. It was a healthy serving…one person took half home for her lunch the next day. We enjoyed catching up with each other and are looking forward to the monthly dinner next month.

Monthly Dinner: Back at the Taco Bus

We planned to dine at Urban Brew and BBQ but with the large group we had and the cold foggy weather, it wasn’t a good match for Wednesday night. We plan to return there later in the year when it is warmer as we look forward to checking out their food. We’ve heard good things about it.

So we headed a few blocks away to the Taco Bus. We’ve eaten there before and I think everyone enjoyed their meal. We had about a dozen or so people join us for dinner. The Taco Bus menu has many options and I think everyone ended up with something different. We all enjoyed our dinner and had a great time.