Birthday Weekend + Cuisine Crawl

Over the weekend, I celebrated moving one step further in my 30's.

Above was my Saturday look and below is the Sunday look...

On Sunday, my friends and I celebrated at TopGolf and they surprised me with a beautiful cheesecake and vodka infused strawberries! 

Cuisine Crawl
presented by: MsIndependent

To kick off my birthday weekend, I did a Cuisine Crawl in CityCentre. All the restaurants were in walking distance which was great due to all the drinking that was allotted to us!
We sampled food and drinks from....

1st stop: Radio Milano
Cory and Tim were our bartenders and they were AMAZING! They each made us custom drinks. They asked us what type of liquor we preferred and and if we wanted sweet, sour, or spicy, then they did their magic!  It was great since I don't much enjoy hard liquor or the taste of strong alcohol, so it was refreshing to have a bartender know how to make the perfect drink for your taste buds. We also got samples of their smaller plates.  The manager, Doug, brought out their Milao Pizza and another dish that wasn't on the menu.  It was heaven! Doug even invited us to come back after the Crawl to sample more cocktails!  Hey, who is to say no to that!

2nd Stop: Straits
This is an Asian inspired restaurant. (I was also told that rapper, Ludacris, had part ownership of this restaurant in Atlanta.)  They gave us 3 different samples of rice, curry, and meats. Jasmine rice with red curry, Chicken rice with green curry, and coconut rice with yellow curry. I fell in LOVE with the coconut rice that is made with coconut milk (far right)...hmmmm, I'll have to try that when I make my rice.  In fact, the dish was so good, that when some of the girls and I went back to Radio Milano for more drinks on Sunday, we ordered the coconut rice dish and the chef, Big John, hand delivered it to us at the bar! Talk about great service!! 

3rd Stop: Grub Burger
I always pass up this place thinking it's just another basic burger shop...I was so WRONG!  All their bread, meats, and sauces are made in house.  The owner, Steve, gave us the story of how Grub Burger started and we got to sample the Guacapotle Burger, Pesto Turkey Cobb Salad, and the Luau Fries.

4th Stop: Seasons 52
This restaurant uses all fresh ingredients and the menu changes with every season.  Here, we were served Lamb, Scallops, and 2 different Flatbreads. The Lamb was my favorite; it was very tender and greatly seasoned.

5th Stop: Fellini Gelato and Caffe
Lastly was desserts.  The Chef came out to greet us and the best part was he ONLY spoke in Italian.  The ladies and I enjoyed him just as much as the Chocolate Gelato, the Cannoli, and the Lemon Chocolate Biscuit.

I tremendously enjoyed myself on this Cuisine Crawl.
I was impressed by all of the places we stopped at!

...and then I wanted dinner.  My friends gave me the evil look when I mentioned more food...hey, we need dinner don't we?  So we went off to Ra Sushi.

After dinner, we hopped over to Houston Improv and saw DL Hughley.  He's a funny man....a funny man indeed. 

A wonderful birthday weekend for sure!


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