We had such a great family night out celebrating my husband!
We try to keep our eating out to once a week, and usually it is used Saturday nights after church with our friends. There aren’t as many fun restaurants in Douglasville but we are surrounded by some great ones near us. We bent our eating out rule Friday night and celebrated at 5Seasons, a restaurant near downtown Atlanta we’ve been wanting to try for awhile.
The restaurant is all local, organic food, and most of it is made from scratch in house. We decided to make it there by 6 for the 1/2 price little plates. We split 4 Little plates, and they were all amazing. Salmon Dip with Pita Chips, Shrimp and Chorizo over a Grit Cake, Chili Rubbed Scallop with a Fried Pork Belly, Arugla, and Strawberries, and the best Onion Rings I’ve ever had! Topped off with a Chocolate, Banana, Cashew Bread Pudding that “was stupid!” (In the words of our waiter.) Most amazing food! (And I love that my husband is turning into a foodie and venturing off the kid’s menu. Just kidding, Mike!)
We talked about getting a babysitter but decided to bring our free sitters instead:
Trader Joe’s Fruit Bar
(Don’t judge parents when they use electronics to entertain their children through a meal. It might be the only way they can get a date night every few months! We take the Ipod most of the time to restaurants but it is only used once the meal is finished. But thanks to the Ipod, Mike and I had a delightful date night with great conversation! And I’m not afraid to admit Luke had it from start to finish.)
After dinner, we found a great little alley next door that was perfect for a photo op. Luke and Elle had a blast running back and forth and splashing in the fountain.
Then we headed to Ikea to make a return and to feed Luke his dinner-$2 pizza and drink (See, I was serious when I said he had the Ipod from start to finish. 🙂 ) Drove home with this view in our rearview mirror.