My guy took me to a great restaurant for my birthday dinner: 5th and wine. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, it’s the perfect place for a casual dinner that feels and tastes luxurious without breaking the bank. We started with the roasted olives and two types of bruschetta- classic tomato, basil, mozzarella and brie, apple, fig. They were both unbelievable. I might have to start making brie-apple-fig sandwiches for lunch.
For my main course, I ordered the hangar steak. It comes with fries, but I asked to substitute the fingerling potatoes. I was not disappointed. They were thinly sliced into “chips” and braised with fresh sage and thyme. The hangar steak was juicy and cooked perfectly. I had a glass of bubbly Prosecco with it.
For dessert, we decided to splurge on the chocolate mousse. It was light, chocolatey and did not have any bits of chocolate chips or nuts in it, which, in my opinion, ruins the smoothness of the mousse. I might’ve spoon-wrestled my guy for the last bite.
We are already planning a reason to go back to 5th and Wine. We’ve heard they have a great happy hour and there is often live music out on the patio. Now that it’s starting to cool off that might be how we’ll spend some fall Saturday evenings.
5th and Wine
7501 East 5th Ave
It’s been a hectic April and May, but June and July look to be a little quieter, I think. It’s heating up in Phoenix which means a lot more inside time. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on this little blog and tell some fun stories from the past few months as well as announce some surprises I’ve been working on.
One of the fun things my guy and I did a few weeks ago was enter a contest that our favorite grocery store is hosting. It’s a meal idea video contest, so we whipped up this four minute video and entered it. You can watch it below:
We found out last week that we’re one of 10 finalists! I’m so excited! First prize is a $1000 Fresh & Easy gift card, which would be amazing to win. If you’re interested in voting for us, you can do that here.
We spent a recent Saturday morning at the Gilbert Farmer’s Market. It was warm for an early April morning but the market was bustling with vendors and shoppers. Lots of samples were eaten and goodies were purchased. Check out the chickens that one of the vendors brought. They were GORGEOUS. I can’t wait to buy some eggs next time!
A few weeks ago, my guy and I joined the local AZ MINI club on a rally to the Coolidge Airport for a “fly-in.” The local Lion’s club cooked breakfast and we walked around and checked out the planes. It was a great morning motoring with other MINI owners and a fascinating up-close look at the aviation hobby that seems to be so popular here in Phoenix.
I’m helping organize the Tempe Worldwide Photowalk Instameet on Sunday, March 11th. If you’re available, we’d love to have you join us! Here are the details:
Let’s meet at the Tempe Performing Arts Center. There’s plenty of free parking there. We can check out the fountain behind the Arts Center and then walk down by Tempe Town Lake, under the railroad bridge and onto Mill Avenue. We could even grab a bite to eat and share our instagram pictures over a cold beverage.
If you’re interested, click this link to RSVP. I’d love to meet you and take an Instagram photowalk on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Hope to see you there!