1) Orange Hill restaurant - I;ve never been there before. Looks kind of cool. They have a big seafood menu so guitar Boy can find something he would like. Slightly farther away than I'd like but not out of the question. Like a 15 minute drive.
2) Napa Rose - Never actually been here but always wanted to go. Slightly more than i feel right asking my boyfriend to pay. I think the general bill is about 75-100 per person. And guitar Boy loathes Downtown Disney and acts like a brat when dragged there.
3) Habana - Cute little cuban place. I want to go when it's dark and the time is changing so not sure if lil baby sonofabitch will be able to handle eating that late.
Thumbs up on Pan seared scallops, Filet Mignon Oscar or Bouillabaise.
Looks dressy but not over the top
White House food looks and sounds fantastic. But is it more eye candy than really filling and substantial? Looks too formal for what I'd like on my birthday and sorry white chocolate mashed potatoes just doesn't sit well with me.
It's your birthday. And mofo ought to know full well you gotta eat a little crap for the lady every now and again. Especially on national holidays such as the one in question. I wouldn't sweat whether he can hang or not. Base your choice on you.
Ginny, I went to Napa Rose about 5 years ago when I was down for a conference. Drug rep hosted and pulled out all the stops. I remember thinking it was one of the best meals I ever had. And the restaurant was lovely.
You should select Napa Rose.
Your boy should take you to whatever place you want to go and suck it up.
It's your birthday dammit and it's also on the best day of the year.
It's not like you just started going out. He's had time to prepare for the birthday dinner bill he knew was approaching.
If he's gonna be a little bitch about it, then go out with your friends instead and have fun. It's your birthday!
I really didn't mean to make this about poor Guitar Boy. He really is great, just an absurdly picky eater. I talked to him tonight about it and reminded I had a birthday coming up and he was sligtly offended that I felt the need to remind him, like he didn't know. So I told him I didn't want a repeat of the soup pouting incident and he said "what? I never!" And I said "Yeah you totally did!" He said "I'd go anywhere ou want on your birthday, it's YOUR birthday" and I said I know he would go, but if he wasn't happy being there he wasn't going to be able to hide it and that would make me unhappy. So he asked if he could put together a list of places for me to pick from, let's see what he comes up with. If none of them match up I'll break out my own.
FYI, in his defence, Rainforest Cafe has animitronic gorillas. I mean, some people can't handle animitronic wildlife while they eat.
My two nephews completely lost it every time the robo-elephants and Rainforest cafe started screaming at each other. There was shaking, ear-covering, and even a few tears. They are also extremely picky eaters. Granted they were 4 and 5 years old at the time, but I can't help but wonder if there is a connection?
You are now in a serious relationship, congrats on working around the pain in the butt. I have found it is so much better when both enjoy a night out. I hate to compromise but find it necessary even on my bday.
I liked that Ginny was honost about Guitar Boy being a Buzz Killington once in awhile.
I also liked the thread Anny started last week (?) about the little things her guy was doing that got under her skin.
What I hate is the phony pictures people paint about how perfect their lives are on the internet. Nobody ever fights with their significant others. Their kids are perfect straight A students and always so respectful. Mom and Dad never feel the need to take a much needed break from them or even have the urge to choke the little shitheads. Every meal is a healthy meal and every night ends with tucking their little darlings into bed while Mom and Dad cuddle on the couch and enjoy every moment alone they have together.
Insert finger down throat
Hey, my life is far from perfect. And my husband can be a douchenozzle at times - so can I. But overall, he's a good guy. That's why I feel like a jerk for making a snap judgment because Guitar Boy pouted over soup one time.
Guitar Boy threw out McCormick and Shmick's and I am inclined to accept. It's supposed to rain this weekend here and I don't want to waste my time driving to BFE for a patio with a view I won't be able to sit on.
PLUS, I was impressed by the desserts! I think I need Jo's approval, but anything with "blood orange" in it is ok by me.