Date nights are few and far between for us. So much so that last year I sent the kids upstairs and I decked the halls downstairs with flowers, music, lit candles and set the ambiance for a totally romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home for Rudy and I.
When we were dating we always hit the town and had a grand ole’ time out on the scene in Philly. But nowadays, not-so-much. We just don’t get the time for us to go out alone. Or better yet I really don’t think we make the time. And life’s responsibilities coupled with a lil’ bit of complacency keeps us from seeking out those extra special moments that keeps relationships refreshed and renewed. But then last Sunday my husband made mention of several restaurants he wanted us to try out after watching an episode of Atlanta Eats, a local show that showcases great Atlanta eateries around town.
But here’s the ironic thing. He told me he wanted to check out a few restaurants including one called Serpas. I grabbed my cellphone, clicked on the notes section and showed him a list of restaurants I wanted to try out too and Serpas was one that was at the top of the list! We looked at each other and laughed because we both had been thinking the same thing! We need a date night! So on Sunday we decided to start our quest for more date nights by having a DATE DAY.
And to get us started off right we headed to a quaint eatery in the College Park section of Atlanta called the CORNER grille.
With its rustic look, charming intimate appeal and delicious New Orleans cuisine, we hit the jackpot on finding this place.
The CORNER grille serves traditional American cuisine with a touch of Cajun influences. Breakfast is served all day.
Rudy and I started our meal with sharing a breakfast item: the Cajun omelet, sauteed with crawfish, spinach, onions and Parmesan cheese. Absolutely delicious.This mean came with a side of grits or potatoes and toast.
And because this place boasted having a New Orleans flair, I just had to have some old-style Beignets. They reminded me of funnel cakes, which is my guilty pleasure!
Rudy enjoyed the Blackened Salmon Club which had:
- Blackened salmon, bacon, spinach tomato, and spicy mayo on French Bread
I totally indulged and was head over heads over the Cajun Pasta which had:
- Shrimp, crawfish, Andouille sausage, garlic, onions, penne in Parmesan Cajun cream sauce. I must return to have another! It was simply one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. For real!
But besides the great food which filled my belly, the great conversation I had with my husband filled my soul. The alone time away from the kids for a few stolen moments made it all worth while. We decided that at least once a moth we’ll have a date day OR date night and just enjoy each other just like we did 12 years ago when we were dating.
The CORNER grille also had great service. I love a good restaurant with great food and awesome service.
Glad that Rudy and I made the trip and I expect this to be a NEW NORMAL for us!
If you’d like to visit the CORNER grille here’s the info!
3823 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337
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