Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hype

Are you buying the hype?
J's and my birthday fall within a week of each other, so we usually try to do something to commemorate these two amazing, July events. The night before last the three of us decided to beat the heat and stop by at a favorite restaurant, Fore Street, for appetizers. We all love their mussels so we ordered, not one but two orders. As always the mussels were delicious, but for us the added attraction is always the sauce they are delivered in. Now throw in the scrumptious homebaked wheat bread that comes as a side and start dunking. Add some beverages, and that was a meal! Now, can an overpriced restaurant still be your favorite place to eat in the city,  just appetizers or the whole meal deal?
As for the restaurant---overpriced? yes.
overrated? maybe.
But when it comes to their mussels in wine sauce, I'm buying the hype! 

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've found a delicious way around the too expensive aspect Birdman, sharing is the way to go for sure :)

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  2. oh that looks so good! i haven't had mussels in a while. think i need to fix that!

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  3. Pricey or not, keep on going; it's obviously worth it. Sounds like you found culinary nirvana!

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  4. glad you enjoyed it!

    (and, yes, we have a gated entrance - just 2 barred gates that meet in the middle and remain locked 99% of the time on our long driveway - completely unmarked and incognito). :)

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  5. Those mussels look fantastic. When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, my friends and I indulged in two orders along with some crusty French bread to sop up the sauce. What a treat.

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  6. I want muscles! Oh, . . . those kinds of mussels. :-)

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  7. You can find something good almost anywhere... :)

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  8. In my family almost everyone's birthdays fall in March. Don't ask me why...

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  9. Well, you know what you like and you know how to sort out fact from fiction. I'll bet if that place had a bunch of people waiting, you'd muscle your way into the front of the line! :)

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  10. If it was a good meal and nice evening out I think it was worth it.

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  11. It's great to pamper yourself at birthday time!

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  12. Bird, a little hint here:

    You only live once. Go for it.

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  13. There are endless good ways to do mussels. A quick stop in Belgium will convince anyone - moules frites - muscles in a hundred different liquids (I tried coconut milk) and french fries served with mayo. Mmm mmm.

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  14. Don't know about the mussels. Just pass the beverages.

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  15. So wonderful news! hmmm looks a delicious meal!
    Léia

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  16. My favourite bivalve! :-)

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