Hang in there with me as I title this post in a way that can only be described as Spanglish. I meant to post yesterday about Justin and my impromptu date night on Friday but…. I was a bit of a hot mess yesterday and forgot.
( I promise tomorrow to post the recipes and details to last nights Heart Party tomorrow.)
Smack Shack (aka Lobster Roll Food Truck) opened up a restaurant on Friday night. For my non Minnesota palls… We, Minnesotans have been patiently waiting for this opening for well… I don’t even know how long… I think we all thought at the end of summer they would be opening the doors but that did not happen. Anyways…I’m rambling again…. I begged/convinced Justin to go there on Friday night (CRAZY, the night they open and everything… But he agreed) We tried to make a reservation on Thursday afternoon but were told that they were not taking anymore and to try just coming in Friday night. When we arrived Friday we found out it was a 2 hour wait or we could try getting a seat at the bar.
After about 15 minutes we snagged seats at the bar. The bar had a limited menu which did not phase me but proved a bit tricky for my no seafood eating husband.
Justin had the Braised Beef Tacos appetizer.
He had the chicken wings with bacon bleu cheese for dinner.
I had two oysters for an appetizer.
My dinner was the Lazy,Lonely Lobster. I opted for no side items and they did a bit of the cracking for me so it was easier to eat. The bowl on the side was lobster broth. I chose to eat mine with just the standard melted butter. It was so yummy and a bit decadent.
I’m looking forward to returning here soon. I got a chance to look at the restaurant menu and saw many things that looked good. smack Shack has not posted their menu online but they say they will be adding it soon to their website.
Thank you Williams Sonoma for making it so easy to make homemade ice cream. I whipped up my first batch today in my ice cream maker. I could not be more impressed with how easy it was to make a batch of Kiit Kat ice cream.
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 packet Williams Sonoma Chocolate Ice Cream Starter
I put my bowl in the freezer on Friday and took it out this morning when I was ready to make my ice cream. I whisked the ice cream starter with the half and half. Then I stirred in the heavy cream. The last step was to turn on the ice cream maker and pour the chocolate mixture in. It took fifteen minutes to come together in the ice cream maker and one additional minute for the Kit Kats to mix in. I put it in the freezer in an air tight bowl for 2 hours and Voila… Kit Kat Ice Cream!
It’s been on my calendar for about a month and yesterday it finally happened… Justin and I went to the Canterbury Food Truck Festival.
The food truck craze has taken over the US. Every time I talk to friends and family outside of Minnesota I hear of great food trucks they have been to.
I had never been to Canterbury. I learned yesterday morning that it is a horse track. Our entrance fee of $5 each also covered watching the races (neither of us bet on any races… It was a day centered around trying new foods) We checked out two food trucks.
Our first stop was Tot Boss. We sampled the tater tot nachos. I know it sounds random but oh my! It was soooo yummy.
The second truck we went to was the World Street Kitchen. Justin pointed out this was his favorite. We shared the Korean BBQ Beef Tacos.
(look at all that cilantro!)
All in all it was a GREAT event and we enjoyed some new foods we wouldn’t normally eat.
What’s your favorite food truck?