We started at Prickly Pear, one of my favorite places to eat in Ann Arbor. It's a funky little southwestern restaurant with covered outdoor seating in the garden in the back. My favorite items on the menu are:
- pesto pizza (navajo fry bread topped with pesto, tomatoes, chicken and cheese)
- pecan chicken salad
- chicken sope (a chicken dish with this ridiculously good pumpkin sauce)
- spinach and cheese or sweet potato enchiladas
Let me just say one thing about the fajitas. There is nothing, I repeat, nothing I hate more than ordering fajitas and when they come out they're not sizzling. Send them back! I am not interested in fajitas that don't sizzle.
At Prickly Pear, they always sizzle.
Oh, and apparently they have the best margaritas in town. If you're interested.
I never remember to use my retail gift cards or store credit. So I have a stack that I carry around with me everywhere, just in case by some miracle I remember to use them the next time I'm at the store.
So Abram and I went through the cards and chose the ones that we could use at the mall (which happened to be Sears, J Crew and Williams Sonoma). After dinner we headed over to Briarwood and set out to spend the money. Not on anything that we need. Just pure, irresponsible spending. Here's what we came home with:
- Sears: 3 bags of wood chips for our smoker and a new grill brush/cleaner thingy.
- J Crew: a small wallet keychain for me. Just big enough to fit my license, my credit card, and a little cash.
- Williams Sonoma: a set of happy red mixing bowls, The New Steak cookbook, and a pie crust mix
There's a new Borders down the street from our house. So we spent an hour browsing.
Doesn't that sound like fun? Well it was. All of you should move to Ann Arbor so you can live by such fun people like us.
Did I mention my blog will slowly be evolving into a series of persuasive posts on why to move to Ann Arbor? Economy shmeconomy.