We're just back from spending 4 days in Dallas, with our daughter SD. It was the first time we had seen her since before she went to England to study, so we were really excited for this little reunion.
SD recently found out that she made The Law Review, so we just had to celebrate that, right?
On Thursday night we dined at Wolfgang Puck's FIVE SIXTY, atop the Reunion Tower in Dallas. It's almost impossible to get a reservation short of 2 months ahead of time.
The restaurant has spectacular views of Dallas and rotates so that you get the entire 360 degree view within one hour. The food is amazing, as is the wait service.
Everything we ordered was incredibly beautiful as well as delicious. We had Tuna Tartare in little cones, little pork pot stickers, lobster, steak, and of course, martinis. Then we sent all the leftovers home with SD, for which she's always grateful.
Since SD had school the next day, we parted after dinner. The next day, Mr. Snooty and I went shopping and then had lunch at Maggiano's Little Italy and their Chicken Parmesan is to die for. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish mine, so we took it for SD.
Friday night we dined at one of our favorite places, Eddie V's Seafood & Steaks, but were very disappointed. The food was not up to par and we were given a waiter who was experiencing his first night as a waiter. Poor thing, he was just awful. As badly as we felt for him, our dinner was far from worthy of what we paid.
Afterward, SD and I went to a bar near her house to listen to jazz, which turned out to be blues, but we had fun. Just being with her is a treat for me. I think I got back to the hotel around 1:30 AM, completely spent.
On Saturday we all went to lunch at Twisted Root Burger Company, where the burgers are really as good as it gets. They also offer fried green beans, fried pickles, onion strings and french fries, all totally scrumptious. After lunch SD and I got to spend a few hours shopping and I bought her as many things as she would allow me to. Let me just say that we did well. Dallas has such great shopping.
That night, we ate dinner at Kent Rathbun's Abacus, which was absolutely wonderful. We were also lucky to have SD's friend *K* join us for dinner, which made it really fun. We started out with Lobster Shooters, which were amazingly delicious, then on to steaks and seafood. The service was impeccable and we just loved our waiter.
We had to leave on Sunday, which I hated, but we were both exhausted by then anyway and SD needed to rest up for work (clerking for a Dallas judge) and school......