After a productive virtual 5K, I cleaned myself up and headed to IKEA with J. Why we decided to do this on a Saturday beats me but we must be crazy. It was as busy as you can imagine and just miserable. (Especially when after spending an hour planning out a filing system for our front room, J realizes that the last piece he needs is discontinued.) So we grabbed the one table we came in for and hightailed it out of there.
Finally, there was food.
CRAVE is a chain restaurant but they only have one location in Orlando. I am not sure why, but Orlando gets a lot of these chains with one location in Florida. They may use it as a testing ground but it is great if you are local because there is always something new opening.
The concept is American food (plus an immense Sushi Bar) that is fresh and local whenever possible. We have eaten here several times and always enjoy it.
J had a vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and bacon.
He also had an appetizer of thinly sliced beef on a fried mint leaf with some veggies.
Toasted Lager for me.
I had a salmon salad with blue cheese and walnuts. It was huge and really good.
A side of risotto with peppers and kalamata olives.
Pasta with scallops and shrimp for J. He would order it with double the scallops next time because they were cooked perfectly.
The rest of the night may have included playing The Sims 3 until the wee hours of the night. Yay for having a working computer.