Soul Gastrolounge…

I went to dinner with a friend of mine last weekend.  She gave me the option of Soul Gastrolounge or Loco Lime.  Both are in Plaza Midwood (aka my favorite neighborhood), and I always go to Loco LIme with Raymond.  So I decided to try Soul! 🙂

I had been twice before but really only to have a cocktail and an appetizer.  That’s not trying a restaurant and their menu.

Be sure to wave back!

The place was hoppin’!  We waited about 30 minutes for a patio table to open up .. never did. Darn fall like day and all those patio hoggers! 😉

Drink time!  Amanda ordered wine; I went with beer.  Newcastle to be exact. It was delish!

Food.  What to order.  Sushi?  Tapas?  An entree all to myself?  We decided to round up several items and give it a whirl!

Our dinner!

Midwood Mixed Green salad for me — oh so yummy!

Fried Meatballs, Hummus of the day, Sashimi Tuna Tacos, and Saganaki.

Good grief!  It is hard to say what my favorite was.  LOVED the Fried Meatballs — they had so much flavor!  LOVED the Sashimi Tuna Tacos.  But that Saganaki was out of this world!  I’ve never experienced anything like that … ever!

Saganaki – Soul Gastrolounge

According to the menu, Saganaki is: pan-fried kefalograviera cheese flamed with brandy.  It was amazing!  Unbelievable!  Tasty!

Can you tell I plan to order that again?! 🙂

If you are in the Plaza Midwood area and want a different take on food and atmosphere, then go to Soul Gastrolounge!  And call me if you want company! 😉

Soul Gastrolounge

Until next time…

 

Sunday Scavengers…

Thinking of starting another series!  This one would be adventurous in nature.  Yesterday Raymond and I decided to paint the town red!

Okay, maybe not the town, just Plaza Midwood, and not really red.  We were just bored and wanted to get out.  It was an excuse to beat the heat. 🙂

Recap of our Sunday Scavenger day! (Scavenger because we were on the lookout for fun, quirky spots, and treasure!)

  • Brunch at 300 East.
    • An old house turned restaurant with an amazing brunch menu.
    • My favorite is the Crab Cake Benedict!
  • Quick stop at The Common Market.
    • Fun, quirky spot
    • Convenience store meets bar meets deli
    • Raymond and I had a great conversation about how they could use my services to make it more visually organized! 🙂
  • Left CM and passed this sign.  Pagers, really?!

  • Stop at Thomas Street Tavern
    • It was too hot to play ping pong outside.
    • But we did find this vending machine.
    • Pretty sure it hasn’t been used in years.
    • Not sure why the hand trucks are still attached.  Hmmm..
    • This was in the bathroom — thought for the day, perhaps?
  • Onward!  Stop at Fifteen Ten Antique Store.  “Todo, we are not in Kansas anymore.”
    • This was my first experience with an antique store.
    • It was a hot mess!
    • But look what we found!  Phone in a box!
    • Wish I had a picture of Raymond using it! 😉
  • Next stop: Twenty Two
    • Art boutique meets bar meets … DJ Booth?
    • I loved the design of the place!
    • Raymond and I discussed the idea of opening a bar.
  • Next stop: Soul Gastro Lounge
    • They had a real peacock on the wall!
    • Great little swanky upstairs bar & restaurant
    • Must try their brunch!
  • Well hello city. 🙂 Quick stop for a photo shoot. 🙂
  • On our way out, we passed … this.  My favorite find of the whole day!
    • As one friend said … Richard Simmons wants his outfit back. 😉

Goodbye Plaza Midwood.  It was fun!  Now back to the abode! 🙂

Forecast: Stormy sky with a mixture of rainbow.

Until next time…