Friday, August 16, 2013

Framily Dinner

Not too far from our house, there's a restaurant called Cafe del Mondo. Its location is kind of strange and they're generally only open from 9-ish to 2-ish on weekdays, but once a month they open up for dinner (five-course meal, reservation only, BYOB). These Italian Dinner Nights are usually on Thursdays, which for Aaron and me means choir night from September - May. When we realized that we could make it this month, we asked our neighbors if they wanted to join us. That dinner happened last night.

The only downside to having a neighborhood as great as ours is that sometimes not everyone can be included. We had 20 people interested in going to dinner; we could only get 12 in, until the restaurant called and had some cancellations so we got our group to 16. We were set up outside and the weather could not have been more perfect (especially for mid-August!).

We feasted on bruschetta, salad, the most amazing bread, lasagna, chicken topped with spinach and cheese, mixed vegetables with fresh dill, and a cake that was so delicious that I ate it before I could take a picture.

Everything was delicious! Cafe del Mondo always takes great care of us. Aaron is a regular at lunchtime and they cater our annual Christmas party, which includes the amazing "meat tree."

After two and a half hours, with full bellies, we walked home (definitely needed that walk).

Aftermath, photo by Michelle

For Whitney's #backthatazzup Friday, I'm giving props to those friends who are family, who will never let us down and always have our backs. And I'm not only talking about the ones who were with us last night. Y'all know who you are!

What About Your Friends [Album Version]/Album Version by TLC on Grooveshark


  1. what a fun dinner. i love stuffing my face with great food.

  2. What an awesome dinner gathering. I really need to find myself in a neighborhood like yours. Friendship families are so fantasic.

  3. I seriously want to move to your neighborhood!

  4. That is awesome! I love that your neighborhood is close. We know our neighbors, but aren't really friends with any of them. What a great restaurant!


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