So it’s really a belated happy birthday, as Kevin’s birthday was last Sunday, but we didn’t do much celebrating until this weekend (we spent last Sunday night at a wake), so I feel it’s actually perhaps more appropriate to wish him a happy birthday now than it was last week. Right? Right.
It was good to get out and socialize a bit. I work from home a lot and with all the snow we’ve been having lately (and I hear there’s more to come this week!), I definitely wasn’t going into the office, so I hardly left the house all last week. By Friday, I was just itching to get out of the house and see people. Maybe I really am an extrovert…
On Friday night,we went out with Kevin’s parents for his birthday celebration. We went to Smokin’ With Chris in Southington, which was awesome as always. I think I’ve probably mentioned here before that I really don’t eat a lot of meat as a rule. I’m not quite a vegetarian, but I probably keep my diet about 95% vegetarian. I’ve always found, however, that it’s worth making an exception for Smokin’ With Chris.
I had the pulled pork sandwich, which was awesome as usual, and well worth the exception. Although, I do have to say, that it wasn’t quite as good as it normally is. The pork wasn’t quite as pulled as it normally is, and maybe a little drier. It was still quite tasty, though. I took half home with me, which will probably be lunch one day this week.
(probably worth mentioning that this is not the sandwich I had on Friday, but a photo from a previous visit – didn’t feel like taking out the camera)
Last night, we went out with Tom and Heather for more celebrating, since we didn’t get to see them last weekend. We ended up going to Plan B Burger Bar in Glastonbury, so another exception night for me. They actually have a really good veggie burger, but their real burgers are pretty amazing, and I just couldn’t pass one up. Again, it was totally worth it.
We started with an order of the Jalapeno Poppers, which were less like a popper, and more like, as Kevin put it, “potato skins with jalapenos instead of potatoes”. They were good, but I don’t know if I’d order them again. It was kind of too much…
For my dinner, I ordered the Pretzel Burger, which is a favorite of mine. It’s on a pretzel bun, with spicy mustard, lettuce, pickles and cheddar. It’s one of the simpler burgers on the menu, which I really appreciate, because it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the beef. And while I’m not normally a big fan of beef, when it’s done right, it can be really excellent, and Plan B definitely does it right.
On the side, I had the Truffle Fries, which were quite good… definitely Truffley.
Heather had the Disco Fries with her burger, which were covered in cheese and gravy… I think the consensus was that the cheese was too artificial tasting – like cheese from a can or something. Oh well…
After Plan B, we went back to our place and had a few beers. I think, overall, Kevin had a pretty good birthday – even if it was almost a week late