This past long weekend, Selma and I took full advantage of our extra day off and pretty much did nothing but shop and eat and then eat and shop.
Selma’s First Trip To Texas Roadhouse
First stop of the weekend was none other than Texas Roadhouse. Our friend Mike rented a Zipcar to run a few errands so we decided to tag along. Whenever we have access to a car, we tend to go out of the city and dine at random chain restaurants that we don’t have in the city. It’s sorta become a tradition now and we can’t stop. For example, one time we went to The OG and I dedicated a whole post to it just because it was so awesome.
Anywho, this was Selma’s first time at the Roadhouse so she was in for quite a treat. I’ve been talking up the rolls and the cinnamon butter at this place for awhile now so I’m glad they didn’t disappoint!
And the Cactus Blossom was actually pretty fantastic. The batter is simply delicious.
And thankfully, our country fried steak and chicken also had the same batter! We probably shouldn’t have ordered so many deep fried things but I guess it wouldn’t be a southern experience if everything wasn’t swimming in oil.
All in all, good times were had. Yes, you can probably get the exact same food at any major chain restaurant. But at least everything here is Texas themed!
Boston Common Flag Garden
On Sunday, we headed downtown for some more shopping and a nice stroll through The Commons. Each year, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund transforms the Boston Common into a sea of red, white, and blue with the help of volunteers who plant 37,000 American flags—one for each of the Massachusetts men and women who have died in the armed services, dating back to the Revolutionary War.
This really is an amazing sight to see and a great way to honor those who served and died for our country.
And no visit to The Commons would be complete without a stop at McDonald’s for a twisty cone!
For dinner that evening, we headed to Chinatown because we happened to be in the area. There are tons of good places to eat in Chinatown but the real deciding factor are the lines. And since Dumpling Cafe had the shortest wait, that’s where we chose to eat. Simple as that.
We got our usual spread of scallion pancakes, soup dumplings, beef with long horn peppers, watercress with garlic, and peeking spare ribs. We were tempted to try some new dishes but in the end, the heart wants what the heart wants.
And between the three of us, we ate it all because we are food savages.
The rest of the weekend was filled with watching Friends on Netflix and lounging around and doing a whole lot of nothing. Considering that I have a terrible work week coming up, that was exactly what I need. But good thing we only have a four day work week ahead!