Fri, Jan 22, 2016
On Fri evening, Jan 22, 2016, my wife and I along with our next door neighbors K and B went out for the evening.
We ate dinner at Ya Halla's, located on Alexis in West Toledo. K and B eat their often. It was our first visit, and we will definitely go back. Good food. It's an old, renovated downtown Toledo theatre.
Then we went to Manhattan's in Uptown Toledo for drinks and their excellent fried goat cheese curds. Local farm, Turkey Foot Creek, supplies their goat cheese, which I purchase at the downtown Toledo farmers market on Saturdays.
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
K, B, DD, and I ate dinner at Element 112. Our reservations were for 8:00 p.m. We seated at 8:04 p.m. We left at 10:32 p.m. Great experience restaurant. It's one of our favorite places, although it's expensive, which is why our last visit occurred in December 2012. We should visit at least once a year.
Red Chimay Trappist Ale beer in a Chimay glass.
Small brioche like bread roll.
Palette cleanser was a fried goat cheese thing. Not a cheese curd. It was larger than a curd. Football-shaped. Puffy. Delicious.
Four or five servers waited on us throughout the evening.
First course, crispy pork belly with orange marmalade, pickled onions. and micro greens. Amazing.
Main course rabbit ragu with potato gnocchi. Both items were stunningly good.
Dessert was chocolate fudge with micro peanut crust and ice cream.
B ordered a filet mignon that rested on a potato purée. K ordered the rabbit ragu too. DD ordered the salmon.
K enjoyed her bourbon drink that was titled "Mind Your Manners."
Sun, Jan 30, 2016
I volunteered at church, doing the morning setup. I arrived at the usual time of 6:30 a.m. We finished around 7:45 to 8:00 a.m. I help every other Sunday. Then I went home.
Mid to late morning, DD and I went to Southwyck Lanes bowling alley to setup for a fundraiser for two of DD's coworkers who are undergoing cancer treatement.
Around 50 gifts were part of a raffle. A lot of people brought food. It was a good turnout. The event lasted from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. K and B came, and CP and I bowled with them.
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