So remember, that one time, when I declared we would concentrate on eating dinner at home this week?
Yeah. Well, that was only a guideline, a’ight?
I was enjoying a surprise phone call from my brother, Scott, after work, minding my own business. While discussing the cutest dogs in the world, amongst other things, I heard Brian’s phone alert him to a text message. Not out of the ordinary, so I didn’t pay much attention.
When I got off the phone, I had big plans to cook up some brussel sprouts and veggie kielbasa, quick-like before the hanger set in. I was still in the green “safety” zone, but knew if I waited too much longer, we’d be going into the red – dangerous territory.
But to my surprise, I too, had a text message.
James and George had staged a two pronged call/text attack, enticing us with the idea of dining at Pita Jungle.
Um… yeah, so really, it didn’t take much convincing. Brian and I took one look at each other, put on our shoes and were out the door. We were quick like bunnies.
From the very beginning (uh, 2 days ago), I’ve mentioned I’m trying a quasi-South Beach diet eating style and am avoiding most carbs for the next 2 weeks. Quasi, in that, if I want to drink some wine with my friends, I’m going to.
So, bam, Pinot Grigio. Yes please.
Sorry for the cell phone quality pictures. I only had my… well… cell phone. James, Jordan and I split this bottle of white, like ladies are wont to do. Domestic bottles of beer for the 2 men at the table.
Hummus is best served shared.
If you eat the hummus at Pita Jungle, I find it best to go with the large hummus trio – original, roasted red pepper, and cilantro jalapeno. I snagged the veggie garnish and avoided using any pita to shovel the goods in my mouth. This hummus is so good, I could just spoon into my mouth. Who am I kidding, I don’t even need a spoon. Just my hands. But I was in public, dining with friends, so I decided to play it cool, man.
For my entree, I went with another ‘starter’ on the menu, the falafel platter. For a starter, this thing was uge. Yes, uge. Like huge, but not pronouncing the ‘h’.
Gigantic. Its basically a falafel sandwich salad, without the pita. It had the pickles, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, topped with a drizzle of tahini. Fantastical. This is definitely in a close race with my favorite Lentil Fetoosh Salad (which, by the way, I have a recipe to recreate it at home).
I have plenty of leftovers for a hearty lunch tomorrow, high kick!
We made a quick stop back at James and Georges to say hello to our good friend Sid
What a mug. Such a cutie pie.
I’m so happy tomorrow is Friday. I’ve worked 12 days in a row, and I am banning myself from all things work this weekend. Brian and I already have a big Saturday planned and maybe I’ll do a little gardening on Sunday. Who knows? All I know is I don’t have to work!
- egg-y quiche thingamabob x2
- chobani yogurt
- spaghetti squash w/ lentil sauce
- cottage cheese w/ grape tomotoes and red bell pepper strips
- tofurkey slices w/ slice of american cheese