BIG NEWS!!! Well this has NOTHING to do with blogging, food, or healthy living…this is regarding my professional life and while it may not be very interesting, I’m just too excited NOT to share (plus there was a yummy dinner involved haha)
I passed my Professional Engineering Exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As some of you may know, I’m a Civil Engineer by day haha, which is totally on the other end of the spectrum to the blog world. Although that’s why I love my blog; it’s something completely unrelated to my job that I love doing…it’s my outlet when I want to pretend I’m not an engineer :)
Some of my long time readers may remember me mentioning this exam back in 2008! Yes I’ve taken it before…and failed. So the fact that I’ve finally passed is that much sweeter.
Actually Brian took it as well, and Passed! (he’s an engineer too…yes I married another engineer, we met in college)
I was WAY too excited to go to the gym, so we headed into Boston for a celebratory dinner! I wasn’t in the mood for anything heavy, but really wanted a yummy cocktail…so I went to the place with one of my FAV cocktails.
I’ve been here once before and I remembered that I had a delicious drink, and the atmosphere was great. Being that it was a Monday at 6pm we had no problem finding a parking spot or a table!
I started with the infamous Grape Excess cocktail – House made grape infused Skyy Vodka, white cranberry, moscato d’asti, frozen grapes
I’ll admit, I remember liking it more last time, but it was still very good and I love the skewer of grapes!
Brian got the Tap Wars: Battle of the Local Breweries
This is a new thing Post 390 just started. Just this week, Mon-Thurs, you can participate, and you receive 3 samples of beer. This was Battle of the IPA, so they were all IPA’s from different Brewery’s: Cape Anne Brewing in Gloucester, Cisco Brewers in Nantucket, and Berkshire Brewing Company in S. Deerfield.
You vote on your favorite, then on Friday they tally up the votes and the wining brewery gets a tap at the restaurant for the Month! They are going to do a series of these, and the brewery that gets the most votes on its beers will get to have a special beer dinner hosted at Post 390 with a menu worked up by the executive chef! Pretty cool if you ask me!!
I’m going to keep an eye out for when that beer dinner eventually happens!
First came a mini warm baguette served in a brown paper bag…just like you picked it up from the bakery
It was a hot and humid night, and I was in the mood for a lighter meal.
I LOVE Gazpacho, so that was an easy choice.
Chilled Gazpacho/Avocado/Sweet Bay Shrimp
The avocado was a perfect accompaniment, but I think I’d like it better without the shrimp.
I also ordered the: Tuna Tartare and Smoked Sashimi/ mustard sauce/ potato bread melba toast
The tartare was good, but the Smoked Sashimi was INCREDIBLE! Very salty, so the small portion is great, but SO flavorful!! I loved this!
A fun, relaxing evening with the husband :)
Celebrating the addition of 2 letters to the end of our names!