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Old 06-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Anniversary Dinner

Tomorrow my wife and I will be celebrating out two year anniversary. On Saturday we will have the grandparents babysit and we will go out for a night alone. We have decided to go to Willies Steakhouse. I am very excited about this. We have been to their little Italian restaurant, Amici's Tratoria (right next door) a million times. It is one of our favorite places around so we have high hopes for this place. If you click on the menu button to the left of This link then you will see what they have.

I am not sure what I am going to order. I want sushi, but this is a steakhouse and they are supposed to have amazing aged steaks so I should really get something like that. Maybe I will get a sushi app. I also wanted some oysters, but I won't be getting those because of the red tide problem we are having.
Here is my question. What would you order?

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Old 06-21-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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Have a Happy Happy one GB!
It's really great that you two can go out for a night alone. Lucky you to have someone ta watch over the baby.. how are all of you doing now..
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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GB, congratulations on your anniversary! Have a great celebration!

Here are my menu choices:

Apps: Oysters, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail-depends on my mood. (I know you love sushi but I'm a traditionalist when it comes to a steakhouse)

Salad: Caesar

Entree: 20 Oz. NY Strip, 24 Oz. Porterhouse, Veal Chop

Sides: Garlic mashed (or maybe lyonnaise) and creamed spinach

Dessert: Where's the dessert menu?????

Wine: Since it's your anniversary, you should have champagne. If not, I like a red zin with grilled meat.

Top it all off with a snifter of cognac.

I wish you many more such celebrations!
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thanks Marge! We are doing great. Our little girl spoils us rotten. She is such a good baby. She only cries when she is hungry or tired or dirty and as soon as we feed her, change her, or put her to bed she is happy again. She even smilies WHILE she is crying sometimes.

We are very lucky that we have so many people who want to babysit for us. That is one thing we will never lack luckily
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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Lovely place, GB! Here's my order:

Steakhouse Salad
Iceberg wedge, marinated tomato, red onion & blue cheese dressing

Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise

Filet Mignon (medium to medium well)

2003 Coastal Ridge Zinfandel
Brilliant blushing color with the taste of berries and citrus


And, with my dessert (hopefully a mousse au chocolat or perhaps a cheesecake)
1998 Grande Maison Cuvee Monsieur (Monbazillac)
Rich and silky with flavors of pear pineapple and honey
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:38 PM   #6
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HAPPY 2 YEARS!!!!


When I am at a steak place I usually start with a dirty martini.

I'm with Andy! Shrimp cocktail. Caesar. Small NY strip. Did I see hashed browns or creamed spinach? Those are my steak house favs.

and cheesecake for dessert.

Then just shoot me to put me out of my misery!
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:44 PM   #7
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"The wedding anniversary is observed more universally than any other. It is the event which brought in its train most happiness, and which has never lost its beauty and romance to those who started out in life together, properly mated." - Annie R. White, 1891

Happy 2 years, to you and your bride, GB
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
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The restaurant sounds great, GB! You better be careful, or you're going to have a lot of people show up at your anniversary dinner!

My choices:
Lobster Bisque
Coconut Shrimp
Beefsteak Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella (although the Asian greens salad sounds wonderful, too!)
Small Strip with Butternut Squash Puree and Lyonnaise Potatoes

Have a wonderful time and happy anniversary!
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:27 PM   #9
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congrats on your anniversary, geebs!
i'd usually get the oysters on the half, but what w/ the red tide problem, guess that's not such a beautiful idea. i would more than likely get the sashimi appetizer or the mussels as an app.
then i'd probably end up getting the petite filet and lobster or the rack of lamb. that'd be a tough call. for sides, garlic mashed potatoes for either dish and if i got the lamb, sauteed spinach; if i got the steak and lobster, asparagus and hollandaise.
have a good time at dinner and be sure to let us know how it went!
as for wine, i dunno! that's hard to pick.
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Happy #2! May you have a day filled with love and romance and extra hugs.

What a great looking menu.
I think I'd start with some sushi
maybe, some Ebi and Hamachi
and then a serving of Tenderloin Beef Tips Sauté.

I'd head to the local ice cream shop for dessert and share a vanilla cone with my hubby.

Have a great time!!!!
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