This past weekend, Chapin and I celebrated a fairly huge milestone: two decades together! This month marks 20 years since Chapin and I had our first date, and 16 years since we got married.
We decided to celebrate at a local restaurant called Arnette's Chop Shop
. We both wanted to try it just because of the name, but the food was also supposed to be very good.
off with the Louie Salad, which is appropriate since Chapin's first name is Louie! It's a seafood salad, with bits of crab and shrimp, so of course I loved every bite. It's a fairly large salad, though, so next time I will probably get another starter. I worried if I finished it, I would not be hungry for the next course!
I had the tuna special for my entree, which was fabulous. Chapin started off with the Wagyu Beef Ribs and had a steak special for his main meal. He only eats red meat a few times a year, almost always when we go out for a nice dinner, so don't think he eats like this very often. ;)
For our sides, we agreed on two: the Loaded Twice Baked Potato and the Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Bacon & Apples. Chapin said just about everything on the menu had bacon, and he was right -- even a dessert!
The staff was extremely welcoming and even the owner came over to say hello. He wanted to meet this other Arnett!
And finally... dessert! The staff brought us a chocolate flourless cake with espresso ice cream for our special anniversary dessert, and then I topped that off by ordering the Chop Shop Sundae
! Ice cream is my weakness!
We got a huge bowl with a scoop each of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, then three "sauces" (caramel, hot fudge and strawberry), then a variety of little bowls of toppings. There was everything from sprinkles and Oreo crumbles to the aforementioned bacon! It was heaven.
I'm glad Chapin and I could celebrate our anniversary doing what we love best: eating and drinking! Ha!
Dress: Black Halo Bowery Ruched Floral Velvet Dress
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Emily Crisscross Platform Sandals
in Ballet Pink Metallic