The Mission is just chock full of restaurants I’d like to try. Tonight, Sean and Erica joined Michael and me for a double date at Beretta. I know Beretta’s been around for a while so it’s not exactly “new,” but it certainly was packed and had a very current/hipster vibe.
One thing to note, Beretta doesn’t take reservations so it helps to call an hour ahead of time to put your name down on the wait list. They won’t seat you before your entire party’s there though.
My favorite of the night was the polenta with gorgonzola. So delicious and covered in their chunky tomato sauce. The panna gelato with olive oil and sea salt was also pretty nice. I don’t know that I’d wait two hours to eat at Beretta, but the food was good.
Did you notice Michael’s burgeoning mustache? Yea…I wish I could unsee it too.
First final of the semester tomorrow!
Posted by Jennifer K. on November 15, 2012
Michael is in Dallas! Reunited once again. We were supposed to go out to McKinney St. and barhop last night after he got in, but it was a little too late so we just stayed in and chatted until 2 a.m. He brought me alfajores from Argentina. :)We had brunch at Company Cafe just to fuel up a little before starting our day. Kept it light with a veggie omelet and gluten-free waffles. Michael was saving room for our barbecue feast later.And it was a feast. As soon as we walked into Lockhart Smoke House, we could smell the smoky flavor in the air. Michael started salivating.He got half a chicken, a 1/4 pound of brisket, 1/4 of shoulder clod, and 2 baby back ribs. I watched from the sidelines with mac and cheese and cole slaw. I did try a couple of bites of the chicken and it was fantastic. By far, easily the best chicken I’ve ever tasted, although I haven’t really had chicken in a long time since it’s been about 7 years or so since I went pescatarian. So juicy, smoky and tender.We walked around the Bishop Arts District for about an hour or so window shopping and wandering through an Antiques and Neat Stuff shop. The Antiques shop had complimentary beer and drinks for all of its customers. Thoughtful touch.
We were supposed to go to the Arboretum and see the Chihuly exhibit, but after all that walking around in the heat and all that food, we were pretty much done.
A Redbox movie? Sounds good to me.
Posted by Jennifer K. on July 14, 2012