Had a date night with DH last night, dinner at Molly McGuires, then coffee and music at Steel City Coffee. I know there are a few posts about great places in P'ville, but we'd never been.
inner - got a table on the upstairs patio, watching the sun set and drinking a hard cider - AWESOME. I would have been happy to stop there. We skipped the apps, nothing we HAD to have last night. On the waitress' recommendation, DH ordered the shepherd's pie and I had the Kilkenny Crackling Chicken (at least I believe that's the name - their website is not responding) with a side of colcannon potatos and house veggies. sigh. i was in heaven! The chicken was perfectly cooked, the juices that surrounded it blended beautifullly into the potato, a perfect sized portion. I wanted to lick my plate. DH's shepherds pie was equally yummy, it came with a slice of brown bread and one of irish soda bread. he happily cleaned his bowl of the dark rich gravy with the bread. service - the server gave good recommendations, but spilled an entire glass of water on to our table - thank goodness it fell between us on the mesh table top - one of us could have had a VERY wet lap! she was very apologetic and made up for it with her recommendations. :)
Coffee and music - Steel City is a great, funky little place. I had one of the best soy lattes I've ever had. We were a little bummed that we had to leave early and didn't get to hear the "headliner" act, but DH had an early morning today.
Conclusion - we'll def be back to P'ville, we have a list of other places we'd like to eat!
Sigh. *music* I must need more coffee. lol!