Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yummy in my tummy


Every January and June, Indianapolis has a festival called Devour Downtown. Two dozen of the priciest best restaurants in town offer special pricing on favorite menu items. A few of the restaurants are familiar to us but most of them are what we would consider 'special occasion' places (if it costs more than $50 a plate, that's a special occasion kinda place!). And since everyone knows there is only ONE place I like to go to celebrate my special occasions, we haven't tried any of the yummy places on the Devour Downtown Winterfest list.

Until last night that is. Last night we checked out St Elmo's Steakhouse with some friends. I had fiery shrimp cocktail (they are not kidding on the fiery part!), macaroni and cheese with gouda and shrimp, house salad (the house vinagrette is a-MAZ-ing), filet mignon with mashed redskin potatoes, green beans and raspberry cheesecake. Let's just say, I was definitely not counting calories yesterday and I was in a serious food coma by the time we made it home.

The food was delicious and more than enough to fill me up, but coming in at $120 for the two of us, I must say I would have rather spent my moolah at the Melting Pot. And on the way to the car, Nate actually admitted he would have rather gone there too!

7 comments:

Alisha said...

Whoa! You ate all that! Dude! Where did you fit it? In your shoe? BTW, always----the Melting Pot!

Liam said...

If you were doing the Devour Downtown, why was it $120?

We did it at Palominos and it was $108 (including tip!) Hmmm I guess if we had thrown on a couple more drinks it could have made it $120...

AndreaLeigh said...

wow, that meal sounds so good! i love the melting pot though. i agree if you are going to spend that much, why not go tot he melting pot?

Leah said...

I felt the same way when we went to Ruth's Chris on New Year's Eve. We both left wishing we had gone to Melting Pot. So, for Valentine's Day, that is exactly where we are going!

Cookie Crums said...

ahhh...The Melting Pot.

I was just thinking about that place. It's nice to know your hubby likes it...mine not so much. He'll take me for special occassions b/c he knows I like it.

I saw where you'll be in the South starting this weekend. Hope you have a good trip!!

Katie said...

Haha, I can't believe you ate that much!!! You musta gained twenty pounds!

with.much.love said...

Contrary to popular belief, I love to eat (Katie and Alisha!).

And for the record, Nate always gripes about going to the Melting Pot because we never get to try new fancy restaurants. So I get extra enjoyment out of hearing him say he would have rather been at the Melting Pot!

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