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.
I started 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