Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Date Night at The Lazy Goat

Levi and I spend a lot of time together.  We both work from home, we eat lunch together, and you can always find us eating dinner while catching up on our favorite television shows (so bad, I know).  Yet with all of that togetherness, we rarely find time to talk anymore.  Sure, we talk about football, what funny thing Georgia (the pup) did that day, what our plans are for the weekend, how dumb Andrea from The Walking Dead is (seriously -- how does she not see that the Governor is cray?), etc.  Neither of us realized that it had been weeks, if not months, since we talked about something real.

With a coupon to The Lazy Goat expiring next week, we ventured out on a Tuesday night for a good meal.  The Lazy Goat is a Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.  You have the option of ordering individual entrees or sharing tapas.  Our coupon required us to order entrees, so Levi ordered the Even Lazier Paella (roasted chicken, homemade chorizo sausage, "bomba rice and sofrito broth) and I ordered the Procini Fettucce (jamon serrano, spressata, pancetta, cioppolini onions, roasted cherry tomatoes and mascarpone cheese). Both were absolutely delicious!  I ordered a glass of wine with my meal, but they also have the BEST cocktails in town (and I've sampled plenty of cocktails, believe me).  Their website says that time spent at the Lazy Goat is "time well wasted".  How true this is!

Sorry the picture is so dark, but it gives an idea of the ambiance at The Lazy Goat

Procini Fettucce (and the Even Lazier Paella in the background!)

Both the wine and food were excellent, but what I really enjoyed was the conversation.  No television to watch, no other couple to socialize with.  It was just us.  We talked about our pasts, our future, and what adventures we wanted to experience together.  After 6 years, we still have so much to learn about each other.  I left the restaurant that night with a full belly and an even fuller heart.  

Do you schedule one-on-one date nights with your honey?  It's a tradition that I would love to start!

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