Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Delicious and the company was great!

We took Friday off (July 9) so that we could enjoy the day in San Antonio and catch a movie. The boys don't have summer program on Fridays, the weather was rainy as it had been for a while already, and things are generally slow to non-existent at the office by week's end. I don't have to justify a day off, I'm just saying...

A friend had recommended we eat at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant the next time we were at the Rim in San Antonio where the IMAX is located. We've only been to the IMAX once before and have been wanting to go again. With Twilight's Eclipse movie out (and the mob frenzy subsided), it was a good day to see it in all its two-story high glory. So we packed up the boys and invited Bubba, and off we went.

We ate first because we had time to kill and so that we wouldn't load up on concession food and then ruin the after-movie meal. It was a good chance to try Maggiano's but as we drove up, we started to have doubts. There were people going in that were dressed in business attire. The lobby area was beautiful and looked a little expensive. We started to feel a little out of place, but the hostess welcomed us and had the waiter prepare a table for the six of us.

I love to eat at a table with a cloth cover and linen napkins. Even better when they have your appetizer plate set out and the butter knife, salad and dinner forks set out properly. We are not formal people, but we like to eat at nice places. We didn't order an appetizer but snacked on the fresh bread and olive oil dip that was presented. Once our plates arrived, we were in awe. The presentation was beautiful, the smell was wonderful, and after deciding we'd rather eat it than look at it, the taste was delicious. Best of all, I got to enjoy a fabulous lunch with my men and then see a movie!

Oh and the price, right about what we would have spent at Olive Garden. Sadly, I don't think I can go back to Olive Garden now that I know what a fresh parmesan chicken sandwich tastes like.



Blogger The Aldrich's said...

oooooohhhh, that looks yummy! I've heard of the place but never tried it! You are making me hungry!! So glad you guys tried it out!

July 16, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Oh that looks delicious!! I'm glad you had a good time, and those pictures are making me hungry :)

July 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

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