Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekend Update

I haven’t done one of these updates in a while and I know I should’ve since I’ve had things to blog about but was just too lazy and unmotivated to do so.

Last Friday, Justyn and I went on a date. We saw Jackass 3D in Cupertino. Honestly, I could’ve gone without seeing the movie in 3D. It just made it more.. gross. I’m glad we finished our popcorn during the previews and the first 15 minutes of the movie because I seriously lost my appetite.

Unfortunately, we had dinner scheduled right after the movie and although I lost my appetite, it came right back as we were pulling into the parking lot of Bistro Tupaz. The place is a little weird because you order at the counter and pick up your own silverware but don’t let that deter you from trying this place out. Don’t let these terrible and crude pictures make you run away too. They were taken with Justyn’s phone and the lighting was bad hence the unjustice.

The first thing that arrived at our table was the house bread. I want to say it’s a focaccia but it was much lighter than what I’ve had. It was fluffy and delicate yet dense at the same time and had a somewhat sweet and savory thing going on. Confusing right? But oh sooo good. It came with some butter that I think was infused with goat cheese which paired really well. I had to control myself and just have half a serving of the bread so I could save room for our entrees. Justyn ordered the sausage with polenta and I had the braised beef short ribs which was served with mashed potatoes and root veggies (beets and carrots). Surprisingly, I enjoyed the beets. The short ribs were super tender and did not require any knife work. I don’t really like sausage, but it was really nice. It wasn’t dry on the inside and packed a ton of flavor. I hesitate to even post these pictures but I need them to break up this boring post hah.

Later on that night we tucked a dry rubbed pork butt in the oven for a 12 hour nap so that we could make pulled pork pizza rolls for Jason’s Halloween party the next day. I’ve posted about these things so many times before so I won’t bore you with the details. We hadn’t seen Jason in a really long time since he’s been in China for work and his fiancé so it was really nice to see him again and hang out. It wasn’t so much a dress up kind of party so I’m glad I didn’t go all out. I would’ve been the only person in costume. I got to meet Bill & Flo’s baby, Shamus (sp?) which was adorable! He almost made me want to start having kids. ALMOST. Calm down. We had fun drinking and eating some really great food prepared by Jason. He made some chile verde with roasted veggies, chicken (which I don’t think I got to try), salsa and guacamole made by Matt and some awesome cake with some decadent cream cheese frosting for dessert :9 Oh yeah and we found out that night that the Giants are going to the World Series!! Woooo!

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