Urban Date Night
Let’s set the scene…Little Italy on a foggy, Saturday night.
The destination…Queenstown Public House.
The players…M & K
The gist…my friend’s been raving about Queenstown Public House for months now. We’d been talking about going forever, but finally got motivated to hop on the trolley to take the ride over to Little Italy to see what it was all about.
First thing first, the place is gorgeous! Every little design detail was beautifully thought out and creatively executed. And I guess they’re still not done. (rumor is there is a back patio coming soon). We had a cozy little corner spot complete w/a window view out to the front patio and blankets in case we got cold.
We came hungry and decided to try a little of everything. Appetizer – Triple (calamari, asparagus & zucchini) oh my. Greens – Heirloom (greens, balsamic, tomatoes, burrata) they had me at burrata. House Specialty – Grilled Wild Salmon (w/seasonal veggies and quinoa risotto) clean, perfectly cooked goodness. M got the rack of lamb – mine was great, his was even better, wow. Guilty Pleasures – E-legal (a cookie baked in a iron skillet, served piping hot with vanilla ice cream) suddenly we were hungry again.
Normally, I’m not one to take pictures of my food, but here I had to make an exception. So bare with me.
You’ll notice there’s no picture of the Burrata salad or M’s rack of lamb. I must confess we ate them so fast we forgot to get the shots. Definitely the favorites of the evening. Our waiters were awesome. We had two guys enthusiastically making recommendations. It’s fun to eat at a place with staff who clearly loves their food.
The girl at the table next to us got the chicken pot pie. It looked insane. We’re going back for that. For all the food we ordered, it is not expensive. The portions are perfect so you can try a few things and share. Unless you’re M, who decided he was going to keep the lamb to himself. Typical guy. We left happy and full. Then strolled out and took a walk through town to digest a bit.
Even though we are both really missing the beach, fun little excursions like this make us both appreciate our few months living in the city. There is so much variety and so many places to taste and try. Now it’s off to run through the Embarcadero to work off our decadent dinner. Thanks again Queenstown Public House. We’ll be back for brunch!♥
Ps, I posted this earlier and, upon reflection, must confess, that M shared a few bites of his lamb and was not stingy 😉