Sunday, June 29, 2008

No Repeat Summer - One Month Down, Two To Go

Last Friday we went to Pazzos in Southern Village with the intention of maybe going to see a movie (we didn't and we're starting to get backed up on our summer movie watching list). We'd eaten there once before but frankly I didn't remember much about it. It's an interesting place - half take-out pizza place and half eat-in bistro. I've got to say that the shrimp and rustic pasta I had was the best meal of the month. There were some other tasty-looking selections on the menu that will definitely bring us back this fall.

Had dinner Wednesday night with my boss and one of our teammates from out of town - went to Champps (or is it Chammps?) out at Southpoint. It wasn't bad for big-box fun-foodery food but nothing remarkable.

Last night we had an early dinner at George's Garage over on 9th Street in Durham. We've eaten in plenty of Bakatsias restaurants over the years (Georgio's in Chapel Hill was a favorite while it lasted) but we'd never been to George's Garage. The spicy shrimp appetizer I had was really, really good. The stuffed rainbow trout was more in the okay category. The fish was nicely cooked but instead of being stuffed with crabmeat, it was stuffed with crabcake - not as good as it might sound, although it was certainly enjoyable. I'd have liked it better if it was on rice or linguine - instead it was perched (ha, get it?!?!?) atop a gummy mess of orzo that I really could have done without. Not a bad dinner, certainly, but I think I want to go back to Pazzo and try their version of the stuffed trout next time.

This afternoon we met JennySlash's mom and her mom's fiance at the Granary at Fearrington Village to celebrate said fiance's birthday. They just do lunch and brunch - the eggs benedict with salmon instead of canadian bacon was really good and the quiche that J had was remarkable (I was tempted to ask for a trade).

So one month down and we've still got some of our favorites that we haven't visited yet, so we're doing okay!

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