Prime dining

by spiceaholic on March 14, 2010

Man, I miss that hour of sleep.  I would much rather have it than that extra hour of daylight in the evening, since I’m working late for tax season anyway.  Rant over.

I didn’t have much planned for today.  I thought about going to run some errands but laziness won out.  Exercise didn’t even cross my mind — but don’t worry, I’ve been doing it 2-3 times a week.

No breakfast today, I slept in a little late and decided to just have lunch instead.

Repeat of last night’s sandwich — deli flat, chipotle hummus, cracked pepper turkey breast, and baby spinach.

Some chili I made to use the ground beef we got last week. Nothing fancy, just ground beef, a packet of hot chili seasoning, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilis, and spinach. I topped my bowl with some shredded habanero cheese. I had another bowl a couple hours later after Mr. Spice finally decided to eat lunch.

I may or may not have had some Cadbury mini eggs.

These are the bane of my existence in the spring and are my unofficial tax season sugar source. I’m also sure they help contribute to the weight I put on every tax season, so I’m trying to watch it on these this year. Last year I went a little crazy and bought tons of bags once Easter was over so that I could have it year-round. I haven’t had to buy any this year since I still have that stash.

Tonight was the last night of Buckhead Restaurant Week, and we had reservations at Prime, which serves steak, seafood, and sushi. The allure of Restaurant week is the $25 prix fixe menu — appetizer, entree, and dessert for one. They had several great options to choose from and I made Mr. Spice get my 2nd choices so I could taste his.

We both started off with some bread, which was scarfed too fast for pictures. Then we both got Caesar salads, which came with anchovies on top. I tried some of the anchovy and didn’t care for it.

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Mr. Spice also ordered a few pieces of sushi since they were having a special.

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For his entree, Mr. Spice got the NY strip with herb butter and Parmesan fries and took a pic for me.

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I took a bite of his steak and it was really good. But I liked his fries even better.

My entree was the wood-grilled salmon over garlic pepperjack cheese grits and spinach sauteed in garlic and sweet chili oil.

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The grits were the reason I ordered the salmon instead of the steak, but they were a little too rich for me. I ended up eating the salmon, most of the spinach, and some of the grits. Plus I had to save room for dessert. And I’m glad I did.

Mr. Spice got the vanilla bean cheesecake. I like to think that it was our nod to Pi Day, which was today. Get it? 3-14?

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I got the s’mores brownie and was not expecting how huge it would be.

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Yup, that is a huge-ass brownie on some kind of buttery sinful crust with melted marshmallow on top and ice cream on the side. I did NOT eat all of this, maybe 1/3 at the most.

It was nice to get out and eat at a nice restaurant — it’s been a while since we’ve done that.  I’m looking forward to the other Restaurant Weeks coming up this year so we can try some other places out.

Don’t forget, tomorrow night is the deadline for entering my Kroger Gift Card Giveaway!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Meghan@traveleatlove March 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Everything looks yummy, especially the fries and grits! I fell in love with shrimp and grits on a trip to Charleston and crave them now. Looks like a great dinner! I love restaurant week!

Stefanie March 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I love the anchovy paste incorporated into Caesar dressing, but probably would not care for them whole. I love their delicious salty-spice. Have you ever made Caesar dressing at home? I have found a great recipe that will rival any restaurant, but only if you use the best parmesan reggiano!

Christina (Dinner at Christina's) March 15, 2010 at 12:48 am

Wow, have to start at dessert and say that s’mores brownie looks totally awesome! I’m usually not a big chocolate eater, but that looks heavenly! I used to love those Cadbury eggs, but they weren’t good last year. I read somewhere that Hershey bought them out. Ick. I hate American chocolate – it’s way too sweet and gross for me. My relatives that live in England always bring or mail me chocolates from Europe. To me it tastes so much better. But I can settle for dark chocolate over here! Try those eggs frozen, they’re good!!

I think that’s cool you gave the anchovy a try! I hate when ppl just assume they won’t like something and never even try it. I always have a one-bite rule for myself that my parents instilled since I was little.

Christie @ Honoring Health March 15, 2010 at 10:46 am

Oh my goodness that smores dessert looks amazing!

I like anchovies but I prefer them “melted” into whatever it is as opposed to just on top like that.

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