Dinner is Brunch

How’s that long weekend coming along?!

We had a slow but amazing day. We went shopping at the mall where nothing fit me because every single store did away with their petite section. Despite the way our plus-size nation talks these days, no one’s favoring the size 0, let me tell you. But, that’s a post for another day, I suppose…

At least restaurants don’t discriminate! We came across Boca in South Tampa and I’m so glad we did. It had an elegant style house feel and the food? Oh, the food…
To start, we got a spinach salad drizzled with warm apple smoked bacon vinaigrette and a baked goat cheese medallion (the best part!). And we also split the tomato gaspacho. Really great. Everything is organic, local and amazingly well-priced! I also got a glass of fresh-squeezed blood orange juice. So delicious, I gulped it down in about a minute. No time for being a lady around here! (only had the iPhone for pics!)
And then came the sandwich. Smoked chicken, apple smoked bacon, manchego, and blueberry preserves on a pretzel bun. Interesting, no? So good! And the fries were amazing – fried in duck fat instead of lard (not sure how much “healthier” that is, but the flavor was excellent) and sprinkled with truffle oil and parmesan. Also, the ketchup was spiced with something which was supposed to taste “spiked” but instead tasted like Sprite! haha, not what they were going for but we liked it! 🙂
Then we came home and took a siesta. All that smoked meat will wear a person out! 😉

Cheers – I’m makin’ sangria tomorrow! Any sweet Memorial Day stories for me?

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4 thoughts on “Dinner is Brunch

  1. yum! i’ve never heard of that place.

    as for a size zero, no kidding! i cannot find anything that fits me anywhere. (and even then size zero is pretty big on me. one day i would love to wear express pants and look like a grown up!) sometimes i feel like i’m playing dress up in my mother’s clothes because everything is huge on me. thank god for H&M! sadly, i don’t have one in Houston. le sigh.

    • Well Express has 00 so I can look like an adult when I go to work 😉 and I need to spend some time in H&M bc I hear such good things but it’s always a mad house like XXI…

  2. Wow, that restaurant looks so good…I love places that use local, organic ingredients! Everything tastes fresher 🙂 Blueberry preserves on that sandwich, huh? I can imagine how that would be a good combination!

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