09 October 2012

Bocce Ball Date


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- Madewell dress
- Rachel Comey boots
- vintage felt fedora
- thrifted J.Crew cashmere cardigan

The other day I came home and Tom surprised me with a mid-week date.  He didn't say where we were going, simply to "be ready to be mobile".  I had no idea what he had in store for us.  Turns out we went to a local park to play a round of bocce ball like a couple of old retirees.  I'm not sure we played by the exact rules, technically speaking, but we had so much fun doing it, we really didn't care.  For the record, I won.  Not that it matters.  ;) 

We followed up the game with dinner at a new (to us) restaurant, Joe's Famous American Kitchen.  It's a fancy sort of burger place, so not usually the first choice for a couple of vegetarians, but we'd heard they have a great falafel burger and decided to give it a shot.  Tom got the burger but as soon as I saw the brie, apple and salted caramel grilled cheese sandwich with homemade salt and vinegar potato chips on the menu I knew I what I was having.  Needless to say, it was pretty delicious and so big I could only eat half of it.  Oh, and more fried pickles!  Except this time they weren't the dried up fairground version of fried pickles, but thick, juicy spears that were hand battered and freshly fried.  Seriously worth it.

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7 comments:

Liz Lauren said...

omg I love that game!! It's so fun! I used to play it in the South of France all the time!


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Magar said...

I have never heard of bocce ball before! I guess that means a trip to wikipedia for me, right now though I'm imagining croquet crossed with pool...

That dinner you two had looks divine and that grilled cheese sandwich looks crazy! I'm thinking of maybe trying to make something like that at home. Were the apples soft and cooked or crunchy?

Rachel Bethke said...

this is adorable looks like you had SO MUCH fun!!!!!! the pictures turned out fabulous :D i am such a huge fan ;)

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Alexandra said...

Such a fun post! Love your outfit, and I wish I was in PA to try that sandwich!

Sidewalk Chic said...

What a fun date -- bocce ball looks cool, I'll have to try it sometime.

I love your dress! You always know how to make neutral -colors look interesting and awesome.

justicepirate.com said...

Oh how delicious the food looks and man, I haven't played bocce ball since the late 80s . . .
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Kelli said...

PERFECT dress! Madewell...get's me every time :)