I'm not THAT old - I just never enjoyed being out at all hours of the night and then feeling like poo the next day. Especially when I have to work the next day. I get up at 4:30am every day during the school year - do you REALLY think I want to be awake past 10:00pm? Or even 9:00pm?
Nope. I need to function.
But, every once in awhile, I have the urge to get out and do something late - more often on a weekend. So, when James asked me if I wanted to go see John McIntire's show at the Cabaret Theater on Saturday, I really had no problem saying "yes".
Plus, it was the perfect excuse to go to Meat & Potatoes, like we mentioned last time we went to one of John's shows.
|Meat & Potatoes (the rug, at least)|
Getting a reservation was not easy - 3 days before, I was only able to secure a 9:30pm reservation, which was pushing the time. However, we left quite early due to the snow that had been falling all day, and arrived about 40 minutes early. After waiting about 10 minutes, they were able to seat us around 9:00.
It was great timing.
I had perused the menu ahead of time, but I was a bit iffy on my choice of food. The restaurant name is "Meat & Potatoes", and they aren't kidding - a lot of meat-based dishes, but enough other items for the typical vegetarian to not go hungry. James and I each chose an appetizer - mine was the fried brussels:
James went with the fried pickles, which were recommended to him from many of his Twitter followers:
For my entree, I wanted something different. Challenging, even. Tacos, of course, are one of my favorite diet staples, but...the only kind of tacos that Meat & Potatoes serves is Sweetbread Tacos:
|Close-up of Sweetbread Tacos|
James had the Fish and chips, which he enjoyed. I took a bite of his fish, and it was good, but I was much happier with my tacos.
We left quite satisfied, and went on to John McIntire's show to be entertained - and indeed we were. By the time we got home, I didn't even feel like I had been out later than usual.
|John McIntire & Dr. Cyril Wecht|
Meat & Potatoes
649 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222